2MCE is both a community service of Charles Sturt and a major teaching/practical training resource for the School of Information and Communication Studies. Students studying communication or any course from 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 others.
Hands-on experience with 2MCE enables students to operate in the radio industry, gaining professional, practical knowledge. Students create and produce stories, segments, specials and regular programs for broadcast. These skills result in highly regarded graduates ready to undertake specialised roles in the communication industry.
Students work alongside our much-valued volunteer station workers, currently numbering around 70. Together, they present a diverse range of programs focussing on the social, cultural, and educational interests of the communities of Bathurst and Orange and Charles Sturt.
A number of our current volunteers were also involved in the first broadcasts in 1976, highlighting the important role community-access radio plays in the lives of many people.
You can become an active member or contribute to the station by becoming a financial 2MCE member.
Community members, including Charles Sturt 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, join the Talking Newspaper team, or maybe produce short content pieces, complete a Volunteer Application. All community volunteer station workers must be financial members 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 Mission Statement and 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 2MCE@csu.edu.au
2MCE is managed by Rebecca Wotzko (Station Manager) with administrative support from Rhonda Hill and Adam Thompson providing production support. Technical support is provided by Gary Sweetnam, Specialist Technician from the Faculty of Arts and Education Technical Team.
Developed at what was then Mitchell College of Advanced Education by dedicated staff, students and members of the community, 2MCE began broadcasting full-time in May 1976.
2MCE includes two studios in building 1433 being the main On-Air studios and separate news studios for National Radio News. The Administrative Centre of 2MCE/NRN is housed in building 1434 along with two smaller recording studios, a volunteer lounge and a meeting space.
In our operations, we adhere to the Codes of Practice developed through the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. All Station Workers sign the 2MCE Station Worker's Code of Conduct which outlines their rights and obligations, We are guided by our Mission Statement and Aims.
Any internal conflicts are resolved using the 2MCE internal conflict resolution guidelines. As an organisational unit of Charles Sturt , staff, volunteers and visitors must also comply with various University policies on harassment, bullying, equal employment opportunity and diversity.
Broadcasting under the shadow of Wahlluu, across Wiradjuri Country, 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 values of being inclusive, insightful, impactful and inspiring.