A New Beginning: ABC Regional

Staff Writer

ABC’s new Regional Division started today. It sees more than 400 content makers from 48 regional  locations, as well as metro-based Rural team members and the Landline, Australia All Over and Saturday Night Country teams – unite.

ABC Regional Director, Fiona Reynolds said:“The new division builds on this commitment in the digital era by refocusing the ABC’s resources to ensure regional voices are heard locally, across regions and nationally on all platforms.

“ABC Regional has been developed following extensive input from staff and communities over the past four months.

“The Radio, News and Television divisions will still play a major role in creating content that reflects regional Australia and is relevant to those communities.”

Mark ScottABC radio will also rollout streaming to an additional 14 regional services with Managing Director Mark Scott saying: “that with the presence of commercial media services in regional areas declining, there was no more important time for the ABC to take a coordinated approach by combining its regional radio and newsgathering capacity to provide a more cohesive service for audiences.”

With testing now, the following sites will go live with streaming from the ABC Radio App from August:

  • ABC Alice Springs
  • ABC North West – Karratha
  • ABC Goldfields – Kalgoorlie
  • ABC Northern Tasmania – Launceston
  • ABC Kimberley – Broome
  • ABC Western Queensland – Longreach
  • ABC South West – Bunbury
  • ABC North West Queensland – Mt Isa
  • ABC Far North – Cairns
  • ABC North and West – Port Pirie
  • ABC Western Plains – Dubbo
  • ABC Gippsland – Sale
  • ABC Southern Queensland – Toowoomba
  • ABC Goulburn Murray – Wodonga



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