• Font Size:
  • A
  • A
  • A

Hope 103.2's Story

From humble beginnings in 1953 as a Christian content production facility in Five Dock, Sydney, to a modern, purpose-built radio facility in Seven Hills, Western Sydney opened in 2002-Hope 103.2 has witnessed a number of changes along the way.

Now, with the launch of Inspire Digital and an ever-improving website, Hope Media is well prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the digital media era.

Hope 103.2's Story Milestones

  • In 1953 Rev Vernon Turner starts the Christian Broadcasting Association Limited (CBA), as a non-profit content production facility at Five Dock, Sydney. Programs were provided free to commercial stations.
  • A new building and production facilities are officially opened by the Governor of New South Wales in March 1960.
  • In March 1979 CBA starts broadcasting as 2CBA FM under the 103.2 MHz licence granted the year before. The application for the licence had been made in 1956!
    Phillip Randall, an experienced radio manager, is appointed Managing Director of CBA in 2000.
  • In May 2002 the station starts broadcasting as FM103.2 - The Heart of Sydney from new facilities at Seven Hills, Western Sydney.
  • FM103.2 becomes Hope 103.2 in December 2008
  • Inspire Digital is launched in 2011.
Latest Highlights
Giving voice to the speechless Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Peter Ford has found himself in many occupations, from medical student to television news reader to an anchor on the wildly successful satellite program CNN. His more recent ... Read more >

Passion that Breaks through Opposition Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Dame Stephanie Shirley’s list of accomplishments is long, from fleeing from Germany in World War II, paving the way for women in the feminist movement, developing a so ... Read more >

Love without Limits Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Nick Vujicic is a name known to many, either through his books, interviews or motivational speeches. The man born with no limbs has exceeded his own expectations and taken o ... Read more >

Are you risk taker? Many of us have regretted not taking a risk in our lives, even Margie Warrell, a Forbes columnist, advocate for women in leadership, mother of four and t ... Read more >

The LifeWords daily devotional email written by David Reay has become essential reading for many Hope listeners each morning. In July, Hope's Andrew Morris and David Reay tu ... Read more >

More Latest News...