Hay has such a diverse community, encompassing everything from the dusty plains to the flowing Murrumbidgee River, from Nature's wonderful Sunsets to Man's accomplishments of 5 brilliant museums,
this is all enhanced by Hay's own Community Radio Station - 2hayFM, 92.1 MHz
The Gateway to the Outback
LOCAL NEWS, SPORT, INFO & TODAY'S BEST MUSIC
Main Office / Studio / Advertising / Sponsorship: Railway Station, PO Box 309, Hay
Ph:02 6993 1205 Fax:02 6993 4969
Advertising Ph: 0407 151 387
Studio and Offices
The main studio and administrative/production office occupies two ground-floor rooms at the Hay Railway station - some upstairs rooms (where the on-air studio once resided) are used for storage.
A brief History...
2HAYFM began when some forward-thinking and community-minded volunteers got together in the mid-to-late 1980s to set up a broadcasting studio and gained permission to do some test broadcast sessions. Many Hay personalities tried their hand at announcing as far back as 1986, with technical expertise and equipment provided mainly by electronics wiz Tony Livotto and Phil Shields.
During 1992, a serious effort to get 2HAYFM registered for full-time broadcasting with a professional staff and an organised schedule of volunteer announcers and automation began, with Russell Booby the driving force behind these moves, which were able to take advantage of changes to Community Radio sponsorship laws to make "advertising" a more viable fund-raising option for such non-profit stations.
By late 1992, 2HAYFM was broadcasting full-time on 92.1MHz and sponsorships allowed for the funding of professional staff for management, Local News, Sport and Sponsorship production. Peter McManus was the then ubiquitous "voice" of 2HAYFM.
The same staffing structure (Management, Local News/Sport, Sponsorship Production) has continued since then, with expansion of a dynamic sponsorship production team making 2HAYFM a viable, self-funding concern for the longer term, and allowing progressive technological upgrades to streamline the production process.