Alive 90.5 (formerly 2CCR) is a community radio station based in Baulkham Hills in Sydney. The station broadcasts to the Hills District and parts of Greater Western Sydney. This includes the City of Parramatta, City of Holroyd and the southern end of The Hills Shire.

The mission of Alive is to serve its community by broadcasting a diverse range of programs, suited for all groups in the community. Alive 90.5 is a volunteer run organisation and is funded through listener support, grants and limited commercial sponsorship.[3][5]

From April 2009, Alive 90.5 commenced streaming of its programs live, over the internet. This allows people outside the community area served to enjoy the variety of programming which Alive 90.5 offers.

There are two internet streams: 64 kbit/s Joint Mono MP3 and 64kbit/s stereo AAC, to support a variety of listening client programs.[7]

Programming

The station’s current programs cover a wide range of music styles including adult contemporary, jazz, country and easy listening. Alive 90.5 also broadcasts programs that are presented by special interest groups, such as Sport (Saturday Sports Roundup) or in languages other than English.[9][11]