ABC Radio Canberra
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|City||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Branding||666 ABC Canberra|
|Frequency||666 kHz AM|
|First air date||21 January 1953|
|Former frequencies||1540 kHz (1953-1974)|
1440 kHz (1974-1983)
|Affiliations||ABC Local Radio|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||2RN, 2ABCFM, 2JJJ|
ABC Radio 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 originally broadcasting on 1540 kHz and from 21 December 1974 at 1440 kHz. On 6 December 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 ABC Radio Sydney.
- Laura Tchilinguirian (Breakfast)
- Genevieve Jacobs (Mornings)
- Richard Fidler (Conversations)
- Alex Sloan (Afternoons)
- Adam Shirley (Drive)
- Christine Anu (Evenings)
|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)|
|ABC Radio National||6.9 (8.0)|
|ABC NewsRadio||4.6 (4.2)|
- "none". Canberra Times. 22 January 1953. p. 4.
- Nielsen Media Research Survey 1, 2011
- ABC Radio Canberra on Twitter