666 ABC Canberra

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2CN
City of license Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Broadcast area Canberra
Branding 666 ABC Canberra
Frequency 666 kHz AM
First air date January 1953
Format Talk
Language(s) English
Power 5,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates 35°13′1″S 149°7′14″E / 35.21694°S 149.12056°E / -35.21694; 149.12056
Affiliations ABC Local Radio
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations 2RN, 2ABCFM, 2JJJ
Website Official website
ABC Canberra studios

666 ABC Canberra (call sign: 2CN) is an ABC Local Radio station based in Canberra and broadcasting to the Australian Capital Territory as well as surrounding areas in New South Wales – this includes the cities and towns of Queanbeyan, Yass, and Bungendore.

The station began as 2CN in 1953[1] originally broadcasting on 1540 AM and later on 1440 AM. In 1983, it changed to its current AM frequency of 666 kHz. The station first broadcast from studios based at the transmitter site at Gungahlin. In 1957, the station was relocated to the centre of Canberra, before finally moving to purpose-built studios in Dickson in 1964.

ABC Radio announced digital radio services in Canberra, the simulcast of 666 ABC Canberra, ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM, ABC News Radio and triple j launched in 2011.[clarification needed]

When local programs are not being broadcast the station is a relay of 702 ABC Sydney.

Ratings[edit]

Canberra Radio Ratings - Survey 1, 2011: Station Share (All 10+) [2]
(Previous in Brackets)
104.7 18.8 (18.0)
666 ABC 15.9 (17.3)
Mix 106.3 15.8 (15.5)
Triple J 10.9 (9.0)
ABC Classic FM 8.4 (9.2)
2CC 7.4 (5.8)
ABC Radio National 6.9 (8.0)
2CA 5.6 (5.7)
ABC NewsRadio 4.6 (4.2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canberra Times. 22 January 1953. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Nielsen Media Research Survey 1, 2011

"The 666 ABC Canberra story". ABC Online. 2008-03-03. Archived from the original on 19 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 

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