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ABC Radio Grandstand
ABC Radio Grandstand is a renowned radio station in Australia. It focuses on sports programs. There are many talkback shows and commentary programs in Radio Grandstand. It is officially managed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is a one-digital radio station. The radio station’s prime programs are broadcasted on the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Its parent station is ABC Radio.
History of Radio Grandstand
ABC Radio Grandstand’s history traces back to ABC Television.
ABC Television was launched in the 1950s. It was passed as a part of the Federal Television Act. The original stations were positioned in Melbourne and Sydney. The first commercial station to broadcast in Australia was TCN-9. It was followed by the powerful ABC Networks. They had six stations spread in Sydney and Melbourne.
In the beginning, ABC’s radio broadcasts were done using local landlines. It shifted to direct relays only in the 1960s.
In the year 2000, ABC joined hands with the Corporation Ultimo Headquarters. It launched an interesting range of channels by the end of 2003.
Programs and Personalities
When it comes to programs, ABC Radio Grandstand focuses mainly on sports. During summer, you will see plenty of cricket news. When there are International cricket matches, you will be able to listen to the full commentary. Other sports are carefully included during rain delays and breaks. If there are day-night cricket matches, you are less likely to hear other updates.
When it is winter, shows are divided into two: Southern Grandstand and Northern Grandstand. The Southern Grandstand focuses on rugby and football. The Northern Grandstand focuses on rugby leagues.
Famous presenters in ABC Radio Grandstand are Matt Clinch, Andrew Moore, Gerard Whateley, Charlie King and Quentin Hull.
Social Media Presence
When it comes to social media, ABC Radio Grandstand has a stable presence. The radio station has more than 150,000+ followers on Facebook. More than 160,000+ people like the radio station.
In twitter, ABC Radio Grandstand has more than 900+ likes, around 130,000+ followers and is listed under 7 categories. There are more than 100,000+ tweets on its page! Indeed, more than 100 tweets are made on the ABC Radio Grandstand’s twitter page.
Listening to Radio Grandstand
Listening to Radio Grandstand is always a delight for sports fans. It is one of the best ways to keep track of your sports updates. ABC Radio Grandstand is a live radio that can be listened over the internet. You can stream the radio station in your Podcasts too! Apple Tunes features ABC Radio Grandstand.
Website and Mobile App
ABC Radio Grandstand has one of the simplest websites around. The site is very easy to browse. You will be able to find the “Listen Live Radio” option in just a glimpse. Also, the station’s mobile application is extremely responsive. You can access it on iOS, Android and Windows platforms.