702 ABC Sydney

702 ABC Sydney

Radio station

name = 702 ABC Sydney
callsign = 2BL
airdate = 1923
frequency = 702 kHz AM
area = Sydney
owner = Australian Broadcasting Corporation
format = Talk
website = [http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/ http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/ ]

2BL (identified on air and in print as 702 ABC Sydney since 2000) is an ABC radio station in Sydney, Australia. It is the flagship station in the ABC Local Radio network and broadcasts on 702 kHz on the AM dial.

702 ABC Sydney was the first full-time radio station in Australia, having commenced broadcasting on November 23, 1923. Its first callsign was "2SB" where "2" denotes the State of New South Wales and "SB" stood for Sydney Broadcasting Limited. However, the callsign was soon altered to "2BL" for Broadcasting Limited to avoid confusion with another Sydney radio station, "2FC".

2BL became one of the inaugural stations in the ABC network when it was founded in 1932. 2BL became 702 ABC Sydney in 2000.

In the first radio ratings survey of 2008, Nielsen Media Research recorded 702's share of the radio market as the second largest at 10.5%, behind commercial talk station, 2GB.

Weekday schedule

*5.30am-7:45am Adam Spencer, Breakfast
*7:45am-8:00am John Logan, News
*8.00am-8.30am Tony Eastley, AM (Broadcast nationally)
*8.30am-11.00am Deborah Cameron, Mornings
*11.00am-12noon Richard Fidler, Conversation Hour (Broadcast throughout parts of NSW and Queensland, excluding Newcastle, Upper Hunter, Central Coast, Canberra, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast)
*12 noon-1.00pm Eleanor Hall, World at Noon (Broadcast nationally)
*1.00pm-3.00pm James Valentine, Afternoons
*3.00pm-6.00pm Richard Glover, Drive
*6.00pm-7.00pm Mark Colvin, PM (Broadcast nationally)
*7.00pm-10.00pm Andrew Daddo, Evenings (Broadcast throughout NSW and the ACT)
*10.00pm-2.00am Tony Delroy, Nightlife (Broadcast nationally)
*2.00am-5.30am Trevor Chappell, Overnights (Broadcast from Melbourne) and Rod Quinn Sydney

aturday schedule

*6.00am-12noon Simon Marnie, Weekend Mornings
*8.00am-8.30am Elizabeth Jackson, Saturday AM (Broadcast nationally)
*12 noon-10.00pm Tracey Holmes, Grandstand (Broadcast nationally)
*10.00pm-2.00am John Nutting, Saturday Night Country (Broadcast nationally)
*2.00am-5.30am Rod Quinn, Overnight

unday schedule

*5.30am-10.00am Ian Macnamara, Australia All Over (Broadcast nationally)
*10.00am-12noon Simon Marnie, Weekend Mornings
*12 noon-6.30pm Karen Tighe, Grandstand (Broadcast nationally)
*6.30pm-9.00pm Coodabeen Champions (Broadcast from Melbourne)
*9.00pm-9.30pm Monica Attard, Sunday Profile (Broadcast nationally)
*9.30pm-10.00pm Stan Grant, Speaking out (Broadcast nationally)
*10.00pm-2.00am John Cleary, Sunday Nights
*2.00am-5.30am Rod Quinn, Overnight

Popular Programs

* [http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/richardglover/features/tgif.htm Thank God it's Friday] is broadcast every Friday on Richard Glover's Drive show and features a roundup of the week's events, featuring various Australian comedians. TGIF is also available as a podcast.
* Norman the Quiz, the pet-name for what used to be simply known as 'The Quiz', is hosted by Andrew Daddo every weekday evening. It is broadcast to all of NSW and the ACT
* The Challenge is a quiz broadcast at midnight (local time) by Tony Delroy. It has become something of an institution.

Former Presenters

*Virginia Trioli
*Angela Catterns
*Julie McCrossin
* James O'Loughlin
* Sally Loane

External links

* [http://www.abc.net.au/sydney/ 702 ABC Sydney]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/ ABC Online]

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