New FM

NEWFM (call sign: 2NEW) is an Australian radio station, licensed to, and serving Newcastle and its surrounding area. It is owned by Bill Caralis's Broadcast Operations Group, and operates at 105.3 megahertz on the FM band from Radio Centre at Sandgate. Great Mt Sugarloaf houses the purpose built transmitter site. Its callsign is 2NEW, the 2 being a standard prefix for stations in New South Wales, and NEW short for Newcastle. NEWFM prides itself on an active local newsroom delivering on-the-hour news updates (Half hourly 5:30am - 9am M-F) and weekends. Its sister station is 2HD. On 24 May 2005, NEWFM reverted to its original 1989 logo which has since been modernised.

Frequency105.3 MHz
SloganNewcastle's Best Music
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
OwnerBroadcast Operations Group
(Newcastle FM Pty Ltd)
1143 2HD
First air date
21 April 1989 (1989-04-21)
Call sign meaning
2 NEWcastle
Technical information


NEWFM was the first commercial FM radio station in Newcastle when it commenced broadcasting in April 1989.

In 2008 NEWFM became the Hub of the Super Network FM Stations (NEWFM Network) supplying programming from its Sandgate based studios to stations from the NSW/Victorian border in the south, north to the Sunshine Coast in QLD and West to Broken Hill.

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