Charlie Ray has been appointed Station Manager of Radio 2BH (567 AM) and Hill (96.5 FM) stations, part of the Super Radio Network. Mr Ray replaces outgoing manager Lee Robertson.
Paul Batchelor, the General Manager of Operations at the network, said Mr Ray re-joins 2BH and Hill FM after working in sales a couple of years ago.
“We welcome him back and know he will lead our Radio team to produce a quality product. I know that all our Station Managers in the group will join me in congratulating him on his appointment,” Mr Batchelor said.
“I look forward to working with him,” he said.
Mr Ray’s vision for the station is to include more local content and to respond to the local community about what they want to hear from the station.
Mr Ray said he plans to have more music, including country music.
“I am quite lucky to have a great team behind me,” Mr Ray said.
The team includes announcers Rufus Barr, Eliza-Jayne, Michael Herd and Office Manager Tessa McAllister.
Rufus Barr, the breakfast announcer for Hill FM, has been on the air for the past year and a half.
“We try and keep the breakfast show light, breezy and entertaining. We include anything happening in the area or related to breakfast food,” said Mr Barr.
Eliza-Jayne is on air from 10am to 1:30pm, with a workday music request program Hitz of the Hill, playing music locals want to hear.
It is an eclectic mix of music, and requests are from a range of people across town.
“We have requests from older people in town to workmen on Kanandah Road to retail workers,” Eliza-Jayne said.
The show is licenced to play music from the eighties to current hits.
“We play everything from the latest top five to the Angels and AC/DC, so keep the requests coming through,” Eliza-Jayne said.
Locals can request via the text line on 0482 580 065 and the station’s Facebook page.
Michael Herd is a versatile asset to the team.
He runs the 2BH AM radio show between 5:30am to 8:30am and covers the news reading and weather for the station.
“Everything else on AM is talkback, so I like to put more music into my show. I play hits back to the sixties,” Mr Herd said.
Michael Herd has been announcing on 2BH for over four years.
“Being AM, it has greater distance, so I try and involve places like Tibooburra and Menindee. We cover about four hundred kilometres in every direction,” he said.
The radio-shaped building that houses the radio station turned thirty last September.
They tried to submit the building as the world’s most extensive radio to the Guinness World Records.
The building didn’t quite meet the definition of a radio.
Everyone here at the Barrier Truth wishes Charlie Ray all the best in his new role.