Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Community radio

2MCE is Charles Sturt University's own community radio station, broadcasting a diverse range of programs to Bathurst, Orange and the Central West of NSW on 92.3 and 94.7 FM.

2MCE is a major teaching/practical training resource for the School Of Communication and Creative Industries. Students studying broadcast journalism, theatre, advertising and media production, or from any course across the University can make use of the station's resources for their coursework as well as volunteer to host their own program, or assist in the production of other's. Hands-on experience with 2MCE enables students to operate in the radio industry, gaining professional, practical knowledge. Students create and produce stories, segments and entire programs for broadcast. Students can also play an active role in the day to day operation of the station. In combination, these skills result in highly regarded graduates ready to undertake specialised roles in the communications industry.

A diverse range of volunteers and students present a broad range of programs focussing on the Central West community. 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.

Get involved

Community members, including Charles Sturt University staff and students, interested in volunteering at the station can do so in a number of ways. If you have an idea for a program, complete a Program Proposal. If you would like to work behind the scenes or produce short content pieces, complete a Volunteer Application. All community volunteer station workers must be financial subscribers and all station workers are required to complete a Code Of Conduct which is included with these proposal and application forms.

All proposals are reviewed by the Programming Sub-Committee in line with 2MCE's Aims, as well as the Community Broadcasting Codes of Practice, the Broadcasting Services Act and other relevant legislation.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at

About us

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.

2MCE includes two studios in building 1434 being the main On-Air studio, and separate news studios for National Radio News(NRN).  The Administrative Centre of 2MCE/NRN is housed in building 1435 along with two smaller recording studios, our lengthy 'Wall of Fame' and extensive physical music library.

Facilities include an Adobe Audition digital multi-track audio production system. Students from other disciplines may also become involved as volunteers.

In our operations, we adhere to to the Codes of Practice developed through the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. All Station Workers are required to sign the 2MCE Station Worker's Code of Conduct. Any internal conflicts are resolved using the 2MCE internal conflict resolution guidelines.

Governance is managed by a Board, and three sub-committees: Programming, Training and Sponsorship & Fundraising.

The work we do is also guided by the ethos of Yindyamarra Winhanganha - to create a world worth living in, and we embody the Charles Sturt University values  of being inclusive, insightful, impactful and inspiring.

The station is managed by Lisa McLean (Station Manager) with administrative support from Rhonda Hill, and Adam Thompson providing production support.