Macarthur Community 2MCR-FM station celebrates 30th anniversary

Macarthur Community 2MCR-FM presenters Denis Millward (left), Greg Bryant and Trevar Langlands are excited about the station's 30th anniversary celebrations. Picture: Joshua Bartlett
Macarthur Community 2MCR-FM presenters Denis Millward (left), Greg Bryant and Trevar Langlands are excited about the station's 30th anniversary celebrations. Picture: Joshua Bartlett

One of Macarthur's oldest FM radio stations is set to reach a major milestone.

Macarthur Community 2MCR-FM will celebrate its 30th anniversary on August 22.

The station launched from humble beginnings following a public meeting in 1989.

2MCR-FM has broadcast at various temporary stations over the years, including Leumeah High School and the Campbelltown Stadium grandstand.

The crew moved to their current home, Campbelltown RSL Club, in 2002.

Experienced presenter and office manager Trevar Langlands has been at the station for 25 years.

Mr Langlands said 2MCR-FM focused on catering to the Macarthur community.

"We provide community information and go to community events," he said.

"Our music program is also diversified, from jazz through to country and more."

Mr Langlands said he had seen a "lot of changes" over the years, which included listeners now being able to listen to his station online.

"We have listeners on the net and get lots of feedback," he said.

"We have listeners in the UK, USA and Europe."

2MCR-FM presenter and program manager Greg Bryant said the station was driven by a group of dedicated volunteers.

"I have been involved with the station for nine years. I started because a family friend there asked me to give presenting a go," he said.

"It's good to be involved in the community and share information relevant to our listeners."

Mr Bryant said 2MCR-FM had several excellent programs to cater to anyone's taste.

"Some of our popular shows include the Best of British Music, Aussie Collection, At the Shed with Johnny K and Macarthur Country with Britton Morrison," he said.

The station will toast its 30th anniversary by holding a "Sounds of Macarthur" party and fundraising concert at Campbelltown RSL Club on Sunday, August 25 at 1.30pm.

The event will feature lots of Macarthur talent including Toni and the Rhythm Cats, Maddi Lynn and Travis Loughhead.

Cost is $25 per person.

Details: 2mcr.org.au.