y 2NUR 103.7 FM archive  
Issue Details: First known date: 1975 1975
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

community radio

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

Administrative material includes:

  • proposals for the establishment of a University of Newcastle radio station and related correspondence, 1975-1977
  • correspondence from station managers, 1978-present
  • station Manager monthly reports, press clippings, and correspondence, 1979-1988
  • licence applications & renewal applications, 1977, 1982, 1984
  • minutes, agendas and papers from University 2NUR Review Committee, 2NUR Management Committee, 2NUR Board of Directors, and 2NUR Advisory Board, 1984-1987, 1990-1999
  • correspondence; accounts; budgets; minutes; agendas; invitations; requests; acknowledgements; legal correspondence; and other 2NUR and University administrative material relating to the station, 1977-present
  • 'Friends of 2NUR-FM' sponsorship materials, 1978-1991
  • 2NUR operations manuals, 1984, 1987

Audio recordings include:

  • recordings of the station's first broadcasts, 1978
  • interviews with University staff and local residents for the University History Project, 1980s-1990s
  • recordings of University events including some lectures and addresses, 1978-1990s
  • recordings of various 2NUR programs, 1978-1990s
  • recordings and transcripts of 2NUR radio documentaries (e.g. on the Japanese shelling of Newcastle during WWII, 1980; on remembering the 1989 Newcastle earthquake, 1990; and on the 40th anniversary of the University, 1991)
  • recordings of interviews conducted with current and former station management, 1997
  • assorted Radio dramas, 1978-1988

Miscellaneous material includes:

  • assorted leaflets, stickers, posters, etc., 1978-present
  • pilot audience survey, 1980
  • report 'Community attitudes toward Radio Station 2NUR-FM', 1987
  • listeners? comments and correspondence, 1986-1990
  • listener requests, 1978-1991
  • Press clippings, 1983-1990
  • Public Broadcasting Association of Australia Youth Feedback, 1986-1989
  • photographs, 1977-present
  • programme guides, 1978-present


2NUR is a community radio station owned by the University of Newcastle and broadcasting at 103.7 on the FM band. The station opened in 1978 and is still broadcasting from the University campus. There is a vast and varied amount of material related to the history of the station throughout the University's archives. A complete listing can be obtained from the University Archivist, Gionni Di Gravio.


University of Newcastle, 2NUR, FM radio, community radio

Contact Name

Gionni Di Gravio, University Archivist.


Level 2, Auchmuty Library, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308

Phone and Fax

Phone: +61 2 4921 5354 or +61 2 4921 5819; Fax: +61 2 4921 5833



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