Airwaves: On radio this week

THE Border’s writer guru Peter Batson gives the low-down on this week’s radio highlights.


ONLINE

BREAKFAST WITH DON PLENTY

6AM TO 9AM WEEKDAYS

2AY2

2AY.COM.AU

Tune into the silky tones of brekkie announcer Don Plenty on 2AY2, Albury-Wodonga’s newest radio station. 1494 2AY’s six-week-old, online-only sister station is gradually building an appreciative audience with its “easy listening favourites from yesterday and today”. Think Katy Perry, Spandau Ballet, Adele, Burdon and the Animals, the Beach Boys and (gulp!) Barry Manilow plus national and local news and information. Born and raised in Victoria, Plenty has worked on radio in Port Augusta and Adelaide with a decade-long stint in Dubai. The experienced Horsham-based Ace Radio host has a passion for music and the Hawthorn Football Club. Speaking of football, if you’re not into 2AY’s weekend aerial ping-pong commentary, 2AY2 provides a welcome choice for those (particularly over-35s) with a yen for non-head-banging music. And when digital radio eventually arrives on the Border, 2AY2 will, no doubt, be one of the first digital stations to hit the digital airwaves. Meanwhile, tune in at 2ay.com.au.

ON AIR

RARE AND RUSSIAN

8PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

ABC CLASSIC FM

The Goldner String Quartet together with a cohort of Australia's top solo classical music artists deliver a mellifluous program of rare and Russian music, in this concert from the 2012 Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville. Enjoy this concert from the 2012 Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville and revel in the passionate music of Mozart, Westlake, Prokofiev and Arensky played by the Goldner String Quartet and a host of amazing soloists. In the first half of the program hear Mozart's serious Piano Quartet in G minor K478 followed by Nigel Westlake's Rare Sugar. After interval enjoy the Sonata No 2 in D for flute and piano, op 94 by Serge Prokofiev and Anton Arensky's Piano Quintet in D, Op 51.

DOWNLOAD

SATURDAY EXTRA: JULIAN FELLOWES

ABC RADIO NATIONAL

abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/

The Christmas special of Downton Abbey has just aired on Australian television with the show a huge hit here and in Britain where it is the most successful costume drama since the 1981 series Brideshead Revisited. Downton Abbey is the fictional Yorkshire estateof the Earl and Countess of Grantham. Meet Julian Fellowes, the creator of the show which follows the lives of the aristocratic family and their servants during the reign of King George V.

ON AIR

MEN’S ATHLETICS 100 METRES FINAL

6.50AM SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY

Will Usain Bolt retain the title of the world’s fastest man? Find out as the Jamaican superstar lines up in the blue riband event of the London Olympic Games — the men’s athletics 100m final. The pressure will also be on ABC veteran commentator David Morrow as he prepares to call, in just under 10 seconds, this remarkable race.

ON AIR

MOVIETIME

2.05PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ABC RADIO NATIONAL

It's been a great year for Deborah Mailman with a standing ovation for The Sapphires movie at May’s Cannes Film Festival, a lead role in the recent ABC TV telemovie Mabo and a big role in PJ Hogan's new Australian comedy Mental. Meet her on Movietime this week, in conversation with Julie Rigg.

REGIONAL FREQUENCIES

ALBURY-WODONGA

ABC CLASSIC FM 104.1 FM

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY 106.5 FM

ABC NEWSRADIO 100.9 FM

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 990 AM

2AY 1494 AM

KIDS FM 88.0 FM

RAW FM 87.6 FM

2REM 107.3 FM

SBS RADIO NATIONAL 89.5 FM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 99.3 FM

STAR FM 104.9 FM

THE LIGHT 98.5 FM

THE RIVER 105.7 FM

TRIPLE J 101.3 FM

VISION AUSTRALIA RADIO 101.7 FM

WODONGA TAFE RADIO 87.8 FM

WANGARATTA

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 756AM

3NE 1566 AM

OAK FM 101.3 FM

ORBIT 87.6 FM

RSN 99.3 FM

THE EDGE 102.1 FM

VISION RADIO NETWORK 87.8 FM

OTHER CENTRES

BEECHWORTH

INDIGO FM 88.0 FM

BENALLA

KIDS FM 99.3 FM

BERRIGAN

COUNTRY RADIO 104.5 FM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 87.6 FM

BRIGHT

ALPINE RADIO 92.9 FM

THE EDGE 92.1 FM

VALLEY FM 87.9FM

COBRAM

CLASSIC ROCK 88.5 FM

CHILTERN

VISION RADIO NETWORK 88.0 FM

COROWA

ABC RIVERINA 675 AM

COROWA FM 87.6 FM

SBS RADIO NATIONAL 90.9 FM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 94.9 FM

CORRYONG

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY 99.7 FM

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 98.1 FM

RADIO UPPER MURRAY 98.9 FM

STAR FM 95.7 FM

THE RIVER 96.5 FM

CULCAIRN

SKY SPORTS RADIO 92.5 FM

DENILIQUIN

ABC NEWSRADIO 100.9 FM

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 99.3 FM

CLASSIC ROCK 102.5 FM

COUNTRY RADIO 106.1 FM

2QN 1521 AM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 88.0 FM

VISION RADIO NETWORK 87.6 FM

FALLS CREEK

STAR FM 90.5 FM

THE RIVER 91.3 FM

FINLEY

COUNTRY RADIO 104.5 FM

HENTY

VISION RADIO NETWORK 87.6 FM

HOLBROOK

2GHR 96.7 FM

SBS RADIO NATIONAL 93.7 FM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 99.3 FM

VISION RADIO NETWORK 87.6 FM

JERILDERIE

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 94.1 FM

COUNTRY RADIO 94.9 FM

SBS RADIO NATIONAL 91.7 FM

SKY SPORTS RADIO 87.6 FM

KHANCOBAN

ABC CLASSIC FM 91.3 FM

ABC RADIO NATIONAL 91.3 FM

ABC RIVERINA 89.7 FM

MOUNT BEAUTY

ALPINE RADIO 96.5 FM

3NE 90.1 FM

THE EDGE 92.1 FM

MOUNT BUFFALO

3NE 99.1 FM

MOUNT HOTHAM

3NE 89.3

MULWALA

SKY SPORTS RADIO 92.5 FM

MYRTLEFORD

ABC GOULBURN MURRAY 91.7 FM

MYRTLEFORD RADIO 87.6 FM

SBS RADIO NATIONAL 97.3 FM

RUTHERGLEN

INDIGO FM 88.0

WALWA

RADIO UPPER MURRAY 88.7 FM

YACKANDANDAH

INDIGO FM 87.6 FM

YARRAWONGA

VISION RADIO NETWORK 87.6 FM

RADIO ON DIGITAL TV

ABC DIG MUSIC Channel 200

ABC JAZZ Channel 201

SBS RADIO 1 Channel 38

SBS RADIO 2 Channel 39

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