from humble beginnings…….
WDUB Radio 100.9fm, the voice of the Great Southern. Initially commenced transmission as an aspirant broadcaster in November 1994 in a shared room of The Italian Club in Albany. We were a “weekend only” radio station, with a low powered transmitter, broadcasting between Midnight Friday and Midnight Sunday.
In April 1996 a mast was erected atop Mt Clarence and a new 100-watt transmitter was commissioned. In February 1997 we made the bold move into brand new studios within Lotteries House (our current home) on North Road Albany. At the same time we also obtained a Special Licence for a sa one-week Full Time Broadcast….. these were heady times indeed.
By September 1997 we acquired new equipment that enabled us to broadcast in STEREO and in December 1997 the station accepted the “leap of faith” by being awarded a permanent broadcasting licence to service the areas of Albany, Mt Barker, Denmark, Wellstead, Walpole and beyond… a total potential listening audience of 40,000 supporters.
Full time twenty-four hour broadcasting commenced on Australia Day, 26 January 1998.
Early in 2000 our new 40-meter mast and transmitter hut was installed on Mt Clarence and our upgrade antennae were installed at the very top of the mast.
With the installation of a new satellite dish and receiver at Lotteries House in 2003 we are now able to broadcast an hourly Radio National News service during the day.