ABC Dig

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Dig Music (previously ABC DiG) is a digital radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which began in November 2002,[1] emerging from formats developed by Bill Gates and Phil Cullen at ABC Coast FM, which broadcast an Adult Alternative music format and was for many years ABC Radio's only continuous stream. As of 2009, ABC Radio launched the three new music services on digital radio stations.[2]

As with Coast FM, DiG now plays music from the genres of pop, rock, blues, country, soul, jazz and world music, aimed at over-30s (including an audience perhaps graduated from the ABC's youth radio station, Triple J). Unlike other ABC radio services, it does not have announcers. It is not broadcast on AM or FM, but is available through digital radio. The dig radio services are cable radio stations in the genre sense.

As of 24 October 2013, the station has come under Triple J management, with plans to relaunch in April 2014.[3]

Channels

There are three DiG channels:

ABC DiG Music

ABC DiG Music broadcasts a range of alternative music, aimed at over 25's. Unlike ABC Jazz and ABC Country, it plays multiple genres of music, emphasising genres and artists that get little airtime on commercial radio. Some ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National and Triple J music programs are also broadcast on ABC Dig Music. Reception is offered via:

ABC Jazz

ABC Jazz broadcasts a variety of different jazz styles including bebop, acid jazz, cool jazz and contemporary styles of Jazz. As with other ABC DiG radio stations it does not have full time announcers, however jazz news and the ABC Jazz feature album of the week are announced throughout the day. There are also several programs that are played daily as well as repeats of old programs, these are:

  • Jazztrack (with Mal Stanley)
  • Jazz Up Late (with Gerry Koster)
  • Jazz Notes (with Ivan Lloyd)
  • Thursday Night Live
  • Talking Jazz
  • Jessica Nicholas also presents her own program

Some of these programs, such as Jazztrack and Jazz Up Late are also broadcast on ABC Classic FM.

ABC Jazz can be heard by a number of ways including:

ABC Country

ABC Country broadcasts country and western music. Saturday Night Country is also broadcast on ABC Local radio. It offers reception via:

See also

References

External links

  • ABC Dig Music
  • ABC Jazz
  • ABC Country
  • Brisbane Media Map
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