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|Broadcast area||Worldwide: Internet Radio|
|First air date||1 June 2014|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||ABC Classic|
ABC Classic 2 is a classical music internet radio station available internationally online. It is operated by the ABC Classic team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music. While a more precise term is also used to refer to the period from 1750 to 1820, this article is about the broad span of time from before the 6th century AD to the present day, which includes the Classical period and various other periods. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common-practice period. The major time divisions of Western art music are as follows:
ABC Classic is a classical music radio station available in Australia and internationally. Its website features classical music news, features and listening guides. It is operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.
ABC Classic 2, a music-only talk-free streaming station, was established in June 2014.ABC Classic 2 is managed and programmed by the ABC Classic FM team. ABC Classic 2 broadcasts only via an online stream and is available on the ABC's Android and iOS apps.
Classic 2 specialises in streaming popular styles of classical music. The music on Classic 2 is performed exclusively by leading Australian orchestras, ensembles and soloists. No opera or vocal works are included in the playlist. During daytime and evenings Classic 2 typically broadcasts short excerpts from the classical repertoire, for example single movements from full symphonies.
ABC Classic 2 broadcasts exclusively Australian artists performing classical music.
Between midnight and 06:00, longer works are included, and Classic 2 programming is also broadcast as ABC Classic FM's "overnight" program.
Triple J is a government-funded, national Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners of alternative music, which began broadcasting in January 1975. The station also places a greater emphasis on broadcasting Australian content compared to commercial stations. Triple J is a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
NHK World-Japan is the international broadcasting service of NHK, Japan's public broadcaster. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News, DW, France 24 and RT, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world as well as online and through its mobile apps. The channel is based in Tokyo, Japan.
BBC Radio 3 is a British radio station operated by the BBC. Its output centres on classical music and opera, but jazz, world music, drama, culture and the arts also feature. The station describes itself as 'the world's most significant commissioner of new music', and through its New Generation Artists scheme promotes young musicians of all nationalities. The station broadcasts the BBC Proms concerts, live and in full, each summer in addition to performances by the BBC Orchestras and Singers. There are regular productions of both classic plays and newly commissioned drama.
ABC Radio Melbourne is an ABC Local Radio station in Melbourne, Australia. Originally known by its callsign 3LO, it began transmission on 13 October 1924 – Melbourne's second radio station after 3AR.
Triple M is an Australian radio brand owned and operated by Southern Cross Austereo. Under this brand falls four networks – the longest-running and 'main' network is the Metropolitan network – which focuses on a mix of rock, sport and comedy. There are four of these stations all in capital cities. The second is the Digital Radio network, which consists of all the rock, sport and comedy stations – as well as KOFM, Gold FM, Mix 94.5 & Mix 106.3 plus 'Triple M Classic Rock', 'Triple M Country', 'Triple M Modern Rock' and 'Triple M Greatest Hits'. The third network is one part of the former LocalWorks network – the Greatest Hits network. This was formed on 15 December when most of the stations owned by Southern Cross Austereo were rebranded to either Triple M or Hit. These play the 'Greatest Hits' from the 1970s–present, or the 1980s–present. Also formed from the end of the LocalWorks network was the Classic Hits network, which plays the 'Classic Hits' of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s.
RNZ Concert or Radio New Zealand Concert, known as Concert FM until 2007, is a publicly funded non-commercial New Zealand FM fine music radio network. It is owned and operated by Radio New Zealand from its Wellington headquarters. The network's playlist of classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music includes recordings by local musicians and composers. Around 15 percent of its airtime is spent on live concerts, orchestral performances, operas, interviews, features, and specialty music programs, many of which are recorded locally.
Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, or CyBC, is Cyprus' public broadcasting service. It transmits island-wide on four radio and two domestic television channels, and uses one satellite channel for the Cypriot diaspora.
WQXR-FM is an American classical radio station licensed to Newark, New Jersey and serving the North Jersey and New York City area. It is owned by the nonprofit organization New York Public Radio, which also operates WNYC AM & FM and the four-station New Jersey Public Radio group. New York Public Radio acquired WQXR on July 14, 2009, as part of a three-way trade which also involved The New York Times Company – the previous owners of WQXR – and Univision Radio. WQXR-FM broadcasts from studios and offices located in the Hudson Square neighborhood in lower Manhattan and its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.
Radio Australia is the international broadcasting and online service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Australia's public broadcaster. Most programming is in English, with some in Tok Pisin and French.
Hessischer Rundfunk is the public broadcaster for the German state (Bundesland) of Hesse. The main offices of hr are in Frankfurt am Main. hr is a member of the ARD.
Double J is a digital radio station, available on mobile devices, DAB+ digital radio, digital TV and online. Double J is aimed at over-30s alternative music listeners. It is owned and operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
ABC Radio may refer to:
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In 2012, the Australian radio station ABC Classic FM held a Classic 100 Music of France countdown.
Christopher Lawrence is a classical musician, author, and conductor. He is most notable for his work as a broadcaster on Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio station ABC Classic FM, and previously on ABC Radio National and ABC Local Radio.
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The history of broadcasting in Australia has been shaped for over a century by the problem of communication across long distances, coupled with a strong base in a wealthy society with a deep taste for aural communications in a silent landscape. Australia developed its own system, through its own engineers, manufacturers, retailers, newspapers, entertainment services, and news agencies. The government set up the first radio system, and business interests marginalized the hobbyists and amateurs. The Labor Party was especially interested in radio because it allowed them to bypass the newspapers, which were mostly controlled by the opposition. Both parties agreed on the need for a national system, and in 1932 set up the Australian Broadcasting Commission, as a government agency that was largely separate from political interference.