New Broadcasting Station, 2WG, for Wagga
16 January 1932 Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga)
Radio users who have recently been pleasantly surprised with the excellence of the radio service from the new relay station at Corowa will now be interested to know that a Wagga service will shortly be inaugurated.
The new station, which will operate under the call sign "2WG," on a wave length of 303 meters, will be situated at the premises of the Riverina Radio and Electrical Supplies, in Fitzmaurice street (next the lagoon).
This location, it is claimed by those who should be competent to judge, is an excellent one, from both commercial and engineering aspects, and has the requisite approval of the Postmaster-General's Department.
Both studio and transmitter will be located on the top floor of the building, which is admirably adapted for the required purposes.
The transmitter to be installed is a 50-100 watt plant supplied by the Amalgamated Wireless (A'sia) and includes every refinement of modern transmitter practice.
A high standard of efficiency should thereby be ensured, and this, together with immunity from static and electrical disturbances, will, it is believed, provide listeners with greatly improved radio facilities.
The project is sponsored by the recently incorporated Riverina Radio Broadcasting Company Limited, under the promoter ship of Mr. E. Roberts, B. Sc., who will act as managing director, and the station is expected to commence its regular service within a few weeks.
Details of programmes and services will be advertised in due course. It is noteworthy that Wagga, one of the most important towns in the State, has so long delayed in the establishment of a service now regarded as essential, and already operating impractically every town of note in Australia.
The new service should be of great value in the promotion of local interests of all kinds and it is proposed to feature local items of service and interest as prominently as possible.
It is hoped, also, to recruit the bulk of the required musical and entertainment from local talent, while special attention will be given to the rebroadcast of matters of major interest from Sydney stations.
This will, it is anticipated, help to dissipate the difficulties now experienced, especially during summer months, in obtaining efficient radio service from Sydney.