call_letters = ABQ
analog = 2 (VHF)
digital = 12 (VHF)
November 2, 1959
location = Brisbane, Queensland
callsign_meaning = ABC Queensland
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
effective_radiated_power = 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
HAAT = 336 m (analog)
355 m (digital) [HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.]
coordinates = coord|27|27|52|S|152|56|51|E|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.abc.net.au/tv/ www.abc.net.au/tv]
ABQ is the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Brisbane, Queensland. It began broadcasting on November 2, 1959and was based for many years at studios in the inner-western suburb of Toowong, with a transmitter at Mount Coot-tha. In late 2006, however, the Toowong studios were abandoned after several female staff members developed breast cancer. An independent report found that the rate of breast cancer incidents at the site were "...up to 11 times higher than what would normally be expected." [Source: Doctor Bruce Armstrong, ABC News Online, 'Breast cancer scare forces ABC to relocate' [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200612/s1816389.htm] ]
Staff currently work from several sites around Brisbane, with ABC Radio now based in nearby Lissner Street, Toowong, ABC News staff working from
Network Ten's Mount Coot-tha studios, ABC Innovation and Online staff working at QUTKelvin Grove, and other staff based in locations including Coronation Drive and West End. The station is received throughout the state through a number of relay transmitters, and satellite transmission on the Optus Aurora free-to-viewplatform.eptions.
"ABC News Queensland" is presented by
Andrew Lofthouse(news) and Jenny Woodward(weather), with national finance presented by Alan Kohlerand sport with Peter Wilkins. David Curnowpresents weekend news, sport and weather. "Stateline", a locally produced current affairs program, is presented by John Taylor.
The following stations relay ABQ throughout Queensland:Notes:
*1. HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
*2. ABDQ was on VHF channel 3 from its 1963 sign-on until 1993, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
*3. ABMQ was on VHF channel 4 from its 1967 sign-on until 1988, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
*4. ABRQ was on VHF channel 3 from its 1963 sign-on until 1988, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
Mary Kathleen also had a relay station (ABMKQ channel 9) from
December 15, 1971until the town was abandoned ca. 1982.
Television broadcasting in Australia
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