ABC ANZAC Day is a special event digital radio station, broadcasting national and international dawn services, live march coverage, plus additional stories and music to commemorate ANZAC Day 2012.
Broadcasting for 36 hours, and beginning at 6pm on Tuesday 24 April, ABC ANZAC Day will have many of ABC Radio's finest broadcasters hosting a mix of live coverage and special interview programs. These programs come from across ABC Radio, and include social history features as well as extended conversations from the ABC's Richard Fidler and Margaret Throsby.
Live coverage will include the Martin Place Dawn Service in Sydney and the Anzac Day March in Melbourne. Other events to be covered include delayed coverage the Anzac Day March in Townsville, as well as Dawn Services from Turkey and France.
For the complete rundown on programming or to hear it streamed online, go toabc.net.au/digitalradio
"This is the third year we have broadcast ABC ANZAC Day on digital radio, bringing together the magnificent coverage that ABC Radio gives this significant day. It's fantastic to be able to commemorate ANZAC Day in such a manner," Manager, Network Development, ABC Local Radio, James O'Brien said.
Recent figures released by Commercial Radio Australia indicate there are over 1.2 million people listening to digital radio in an average week and just under 800,000 digital radios in the market. Digital Radio can be heard in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.