ABC North Queensland
|Broadcast area||North Queensland|
|Frequency||630 kHz AM|
|First air date||26 November 1936|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
The station began broadcasting as 4QN in 1936. It was originally a relay station covering the whole of North Queensland with limited local news bulletins. Local program content increased in the 1960s and the station was also the home of regional ABC Television in Townsville, Cairns and Mount Isa.
By the 1980s local program content was broadcast for most of the day, as well as a separate regional breakfast program. 4QN was also the headquarters of the regional network.
John Nutting launched the Saturday Night Country show in 1994 from 4QN which is now broadcast nationally. The Townsville studios were also home to the first Aboriginal and Islander broadcasting in Australia.
- Breakfast with Michael Clarke – 5:00 AM to 7:45 AM
- Rural News with Harry Crawford or Charlie McKillop - 6:15 AM to 6:30 AM
- Mornings with Paula Tapiolas – 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
- Drive with Pat Hession - 4.00 PM to 6.00 PM
- Saturday Breakfast with James Woodford – 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
- Northern Grandstand with Michael Rennie – 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM