Developed at what was then Mitchell College of Advanced Education by dedicated staff and members of the community, 2MCE began broadcasting full-time in May 1976. The early broadcasts were via a 170 watt transmitter and a bizarre aerial on top of the M.C.A.E. library. Some of the volunteers involved in the first broadcasts remain on-air today, highlighting the important role community-access radio plays in the lives of many people. As well as being an important source of entertainment for the local community, 2MCE is a space for engagement between students, staff and broadcast volunteers, to provide a local voice to inform our communities. 2MCE is not only a major teaching/practical training resource for the School of Communication and Creative Industries, it is a valuable way in which the University and community collaborate for mutual benefit.
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