History of Alive 90.5
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Radio Station 2CCR FM on the historic Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham HillsHere is a brief chronology of Alive 90.5, formerly known as 2CCR. If you would like to know more about the Balcombe Heights Estate, the location of Alive 90.5, then click this link.

Date Event
Circa 1980 Cumberland Community Radio is formed from the amalgamation of two groups attempting to set up community radio stations: one in Parramatta/Holroyd and the other in the Hills.
1988 Baulkham Hills Council (now The Hills) allocates Building 9 in  Balcombe Heights Estate to Cumberland Community Radio.
1987-1989 First test broadcasts go to air
1992 Brian Lankow appointed Chairman.
October 1992 The Department of Transport and Communication issues broadcasting license to Cumberland Community Radio. 
12 December 1992 Cumberland Community Radio begins transmission on FM 90.5.
1993 Gary Ridge appointed chairman.
1994 Ivor Jones appointed chairman.
26 January 1995 2CCR awarded an Australia Day Award for Outstanding Community Service.
1995 Graham Johnson appointed  chairman.
20 July 1996 Studio 2 opened by the Hon. Alan Cadman, MP, Chief Government Whip.
2006 David Bunt appointed chairman.
2008 Chris Cunnlif-Jones appointed chairman.
August 2008 Studio 1 is refurbished so it can be used for both recording and broadcasting.
2009 Chris Cunliffe-Jone reappointed as chairman, then resigned. Laurie Flood appointed as new chairman.
2010 Tony Jenkins appointed chairman.
August 24, 2011 Tony Jenkins re-appointed chairman.
November 4, 2011 Cumberland Community Radio has a new name, Alive 90.5, and a new logo.
November 30, 2011 Studio 2 is refurbished. It is still primarily used for broadcasting but can also be used for recording now.
August 19, 2012 Doug Solomons retires after 19 years behind the microphone.
August 29, 2012 Tony Jenkins re-appointed chairman.
September 5, 2012 New Helios FM Transmitter and new ZCG Scalar mixed polarisation 2-bay antenna fitted. This allow us to run at a full 200W to the north and 60W to the south, as permitted by ACMA.
August 28, 2013 Following the retirement of Tony Jenkins, Peter King was elected Chairman unopposed.
October 1, 2014 Lloyd Smale elected Chairman.
November, 2014 Studio 1 modernised with new furniture and Axia console, microphones etc …
October  2015  Rajiv Chaudhri was elected Chairman.
Mar 2016 New 400W Transmitter Installed
June  2016 New Alive 90.5 Website launched