|Broadcast area||North Shore|
|Frequency||FM: 99.3 MHz|
|Slogan||Northside Radio FM99.3|
|Owner||Northside Broadcasting Cooperative Ltd|
First air date
|FM: 91.5 MHz|
Call sign meaning
|2 North Side Broadcasting|
Northside Broadcasting Co-operative Limited (2NSB) is a community radio station based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. It operates on the FM 99.3 frequency and is referred to as Northside Radio FM99.3 on-air and for business purposes. In October 2021, Northside Radio FM99.3 celebrates its 40th anniversary since incorporation. In 2009 it began restructuring its programs and music content to community-based magazine shows, specialist music programs and a more mainstream playlist.
The station received its incorporation certificate on 12 October 1981 and began broadcasting in May 1983 from East Chatswood, transmitting to Sydney's North Shore - an area that covers the Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman and Ku-ring-gai Council areas. The station was originally broadcasting on FM91.5, playing from a jazz-oriented playlist. Following a move to the FM99.3 frequency in 2003, the station was re-branded Rhythm & Jazz, encompassing a range of genres from traditional jazz to smooth jazz, funk, soul, blues and world music.
The Mosman Daily reported that on 28 October 2009, the station's board of directors appointed an administrator to the licensee, Northside Broadcasting Cooperative, following a period of financial difficulty. The station switched to a full-time relay of the BBC World Service, canceled all programming and locked all volunteers out of the studio. The relay of the BBC World Service was to ensure the station met all conditions of its licence with the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
After a successful reorganisation and rescue plan Northside resumed local programming in January 2010, regaining its status and audience. It continues to broadcast from Chatswood on Sydney’s lower north shore. The station broadcasts across the northern suburbs of Sydney from Mosman to Hornsby. It operates as a not-for-profit Co-Operative. Its new Chair for 2020-21 is April Pressler, a weekly Northside program presenter/producer. The current station co-ordinator is Paolo Just. The station is supported by around 70 volunteers many of whom are presenters and/or program producers.