ABC News (formerly ABC NewsRadio) is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation 24-hour news radio service. It is available on a number of broadcasts around Australia, including AM/FM radio, some pay-TV platforms and online.
Originally called the Parliamentary and News Network (PNN), the AM/FM radio network is chartered to broadcast live the proceedings of parliament, either the House of Representatives or the Senate, as specified by the standing orders. Also broadcast, at the end of each day's sitting, is a recording of Question Time for the chamber that was not broadcast live that day. These restrictions do not apply to the other broadcasts of Newsradio.
Parliamentary broadcasting was commenced by Ben Chifley's government on 10 July 1946, on ABC Radio. These broadcasts received their own frequencies in the 1980s as PNN. The PNN/ABC NewsRadio service was introduced in August 1994 to use the Parliamentary broadcasting frequencies which were not being used when Parliament was not in session.
ABC News has a 24-hour news format, including extensive finance, science and IT reports, as well as extended reports from the ABC's local and international news sources. ABC News also rebroadcasts international programming from the BBC, DW-Radio, Radio Netherlands and All Things Considered from NPR. On AM and FM radio, ABC News also broadcasts Australian Football League matches on weekends in New South Wales and Queensland, where the National Rugby League is the more popular football competition and thus is broadcast on ABC Local Radio services in those two states.
ABC News callsigns for stations on the AM radio band are always xPB, where x is the number denoting the particular state or territory and PB stands for Parliamentary Broadcasting. ABC NewsRadio stations on the FM radio band use callsigns of the format xPNN.
ABC News also uses resources from around the world such as news bulletins and programs from the BBC.
From September 2001, the 24-hour news format began live audio streaming on the Internet. When Parliament is in session, listeners who have Internet access may still receive the NewsRadio service even when the NewsRadio network is broadcasting Parliamentary proceedings over the air. From 2004, this was extended to FTA digital satellite and subscription TV services. In 2009, separate standard and parliamentary feeds were launched on digital terrestrial (DAB+) radio in the state capitals.
FM transmission was expanded greatly during a 2006-2009 program. It planned to increase the AM/FM coverage from 78% of the population to 95%.
|Broadcast area||Australia - Some Areas AM/FM & Internet|
|Slogan||Know the story|
|Frequency||Various (FM and AM; see Frequencies)|
Foxtel - TV Channel 875 / Radio Channel 43
|First air date||15 August 1994|
|Format||News / Talk|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
The following carry parliamentary services, including Question Time, when parliament is in session. Australian Football League broadcasts may also interrupt news coverage in NSW, Queensland and the ACT.
These are times ABC NewsRadio broadcast all-news format:
During these, headlines will be heard every 15 minutes, plus sport, weather, business and traffic.
5:30am-9am: Breakfast with Sandy Aloisi
9am-12pm: Mornings with Glen Bartholomew
12pm-1pm: All Things Considered from NPR
1pm-4pm: Afternoons with Sarah Hall or Cate Carrigan
4pm-7pm: Drive with Steve Chase, Ali Crew or Loni Cooper
Weekend Breakfast with Fiona Ellis-Jones
Weekend Mornings with Cate Carrigan or Sarah Hall
Weekend Afternoons with Mandy Presland or Clive Hunton.
The following carry 24-hour news coverage, without parliamentary or sport interruption.
Podcasts of regularly recorded segments are also available at NewsRadio Podcasts.
ABC News is a news-gathering and broadcasting division of the American Broadcasting Company.
ABC News Now, a defunct American television channel
ABC News Now (radio network), an American radio service
ABC News Radio, an American radio serviceABC News may also refer to the following, none of which is affiliated with the American ABC:
ABC News (Albanian TV channel)
ABC News (Australia), a national news service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABC News (Australian TV channel), the 24-hour news channel of the Australian ABC
ABC News (Australian radio network), the news radio service of the Australian ABC
ABC (Swedish TV programme), a former Swedish regional news programme from SVT for the Stockholm (AB) and Uppsala (C) Counties
ABCnews.com.co, a fake news site that spoofed the American ABC News
News5, a Philippine news service operated by TV5; formerly known as ABC NewsABC Radio
ABC Radio may refer to:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABC Local Radio, a network of local radio stations in Australia
ABC Radio National, an Australia-wide radio network
ABC News (Australian radio network), ABC NewsRadio, a national rolling-news service, renamed as ABC News in 2017
ABC Classic, a classical music radio station
ABC Classic 2, an un-presented streaming-only classical music radio station
ABC Triple J, a national radio youth network)
ABC Radio Australia, a radio network that broadcasts throughout South-East Asia
ABC Radio Grandstand, a live sports radio station
ABC Radio and Regional Content, a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for radio output and regional content
ABC Radio (Bangladesh), an FM radio in Bangladesh
ABC Radio (United States), a new American radio network launched in 2015.
ABC News Radio, the radio service of ABC News
Cumulus Media Networks, a defunct American radio network, previously known as ABC Radio and then Citadel Media, absorbed by Westwood One in 2014
Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, a regional radio and television broadcaster headquartered in Osaka, Japan
XEABC-AM, a syndicated news/talk network owned by Organización Editorial Mexicana
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|Australian Radio Network|
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