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2GB Radio AM

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Name 2GB Radio
Office Sidney, Australia
Dial 873 AM Sidney(http://www.2gb.com/)
Genre Music
Description 2GB is a commercial Australian radio station in Sydney, it transmits on 873 kHz. The Key products include talk shows and so it is today (2007) the most popular and influential radio stations in the Sydney area. 2GB is part of the company Macquarie Radio Network, which is majority-owned by John Singleton.The term “2GB” (pronounced in English toGB mutatis mutandis fürGB) stand for the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, whose works were appreciated by many Theosophists. Annie Besant, the then President of the Adyar-TG, claimed to have been in a previous incarnation Giordano Bruno and Leadbeater, a close friend of Besant, therefore, used the term “2GB” as a hidden tribute to his friend. Later, the ownership, the name was kept changing. The station no longer has anything to do with Theosophy, but pursues exclusively commercial interests.

2GB was founded in 1926 by Theosophists Charles Webster Leadbeater. Operator was on 23 August 1926 to called Theosophical Broadcasting Station Pty. Ltd., in this Theosophists held 52% of the shares, first Director General (Chairman), George Arundale, Managing Director (appointed manager) was Alfred Edward Bennett. The station served the Theosophical Society Adyar (Adyar-TG) and the Liberal Catholic Church in Australia as an effective tool to spread their ideology. Leadbeater so that was the first Theosophist and one of the first members of a religious community, who used the medium of radio as a radio preacher.

1936 2GB merged with the station 2UE, Bennett became general manager of the newly formed umbrella organization Broadcasting Service Association Ltd. On December 23, 1936, the name changed accordingly on Broadcasting Station 2GB. 1938 took Sir Hugh Robert Denison (1865-1940), the Broadcasting Service Association and incorporated it and thus 2GB majority in his Macquarie Broadcasting Services Pty. Ltd. a. This also ended the Theosophical influence on the radio program.

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