ABC Western Victoria

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594 ABC Horsham
Broadcast area Western Victoria
Frequency 594 kHz AM
First air date 25 February 1937
Format Talk
Transmitter coordinates 36°42′42.07″S 142°12′02.88″E / 36.7116861°S 142.2008000°E / -36.7116861; 142.2008000
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Website http://www.abc.net.au/westernvic/

ABC Western Victoria (call sign: 3WV) is an ABC Local Radio station in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. Its primary transmitter is located in Horsham which broadcasts on 594 kHz AM. The station is clearly receivable over most of western Victoria, well beyond the Wimmera. In the past, it was designed to serve this broader region.

History[edit]

3WV - both the station's callsign and former name - was conceived in the mid-1930s, and officially opened on 25 February 1937.[1] It was ABC's second regional radio station; ABC Western Victoria was later joined by four other ABC radio stations in the Western part of Victoria. 3WV was intended as a back-up to Melbourne's 3LO during World War II. Japanese bombs never struck Victoria, however 3WV did play a role broadcasting coded messages at times.[1]

The station's south-west coverage area split from ABC Western Victoria in 2004 to become ABC South West Victoria.[1] The station's studios in Baillie Street were upgraded in 2006 to digital broadcasting facilities, making ABC Horsham one of the broadcaster's most advanced radio facilities in the country.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About Us - ABC Western Victoria". ABC Local. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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