ABC NewsRadio is a radio news broadcasting station situated in Newcastle, NSW. This station belongs to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It works in 24-hour News/Talk format. It on-airs news directly from the parliamentarian (House of Representatives and Senate) proceedings and question sessions, held after proceedings. Therefore, it is also known as the Parliamentary and News Network (PNN). In addition to parliamentarian news, it also broadcasts news related to finance, Information Technology, science, and current affair report on global and local levels by using other news sources (i.e., BBC).
FM also rebroadcasts the content from different news sources (e.g., DW-Radio, Radio Netherlands, and NRP. It also serves entertainment purposes by broadcasting the commentary of Australian Football League matches, weakly. The call sign of ABC NewsRadio is 2PB. Here, 2 represents the territory ‘Newcastle,’ and PB stands for Parliamentary Broadcasting. The slogan of ABC NewsRadio is ‘Know the Story.’ The frequency of this station is 1458 (AM).
About ABC NewsRadio 1458 AM
Ben Chifley’s government first time introduced parliamentary broadcasting on 10th July 1946. In the 1980s, these broadcastings acquired a separate frequency under the radio station identity of PNN. The services of PNN radio was officially introduced in 1994, to offer the broadcastings of parliament, after it proceeds. It switched to a 24-hours format of news broadcasting in September 2001 through internet live streaming. In 2004, it collaborated with FTA digital satellite and TV services. In 2009, it was introduced as an independent station on digital terrestrial (DAB+). During these years, the station also expanded the coverage area from 78% to 95%. On 10th April 2017, Australian Broadcasting Corporation declared the rebranding of the station as ABC News.
The station broadcasts news programs like NewsRadio Breakfast, NewsRadio Morning, NPR All Things Considered, NewsRadio Afternoons, NewsRadio Drive, Broadcast Partners 21:30 ABC Q&A, Broadcast Partners, The World, The Drum, National Press Club, Religion and Ethics Report & Rear Vision, DW Current Affairs, and Planet America. The presenters are Sandy Aloisi, Brendan Arrow, Glen Bartholomew, Holgar Brockmann, Steve Chase, Alison Crew, Fioana Ellis-jones, Mike Gardiner, Chris Glassock, Sarah Hall, Tracey Holmes, Amelia John, Rich Marin, Chris Mitchell, Cathy Niven, Matt O’Neil, Eleni Psaltis, David Rowlands, Laura Tchilinguirian, Scott Wales, Tim Wharton, Sam Wilkinson, and Mandy Presland.
Address: 700 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney NSW Australia
Phone: (02) 8333 1500
Official Website: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/
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