About ABC Radio National

Radio National, known as RN, is an Australia public service broadcasting radio network run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation which from 1947 until 1985, the network was known as ABC Radio 2. In January 2012, station was rebranded as radio RN. The Radio National broadcasts national programs of news and current affairs, social issues, science, art, comedy and drama.

Slogan: "Your World Unfolding"

Language: English.

Format: News, Talk.

First air date: 5 December 1923

Call sign: 2RN

Owner: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast area: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS (live streaming) / QLD, WA, SA, NT (by time zones)

ABC RN local stations

Radio National program guide

  • RN Breakfast RN Breakfast Patricia Karvelas Weekdays 6am - 9am
  • Life Matters with Hilary Harper, Beverley Wang Life Matters with Hilary Harper, Beverley Wang Mo-Fr 9am, Repeated: Tu-Sa 4am, Sa 3pm
  • RN Drive RN Drive Andy Park Weekday, 6pm - 7:35pm
  • Book Show Book Show Claire Nichols Monday 10am. Repeated: Wed 9pm, Sat 3pm.
  • Health Report with Dr Norman Swan, Tegan Taylor Health Report with Dr Norman Swan, Tegan Taylor Mo 5.30pm. Tu 5:30am, We 11am
  • Law Report Law Report Damien Carrick Tuesday 5:30pm Repeats: Wednesday 5:30am.
  • The Minefield The Minefield Waleed Aly, Scott Stephens Thursday 2pm. Recur: Sat 12:00am, Sun 10am.
  • Big Ideas with Paul Barclay Big Ideas with Paul Barclay Thu 8pm. Reoccur: Sat 10pm, Sun 8pm, Mon-Tue 2pm, Tue-Fri 3am
  • The Bookshelf with Kate Evans, Cassie McCullagh The Bookshelf with Kate Evans, Cassie McCullagh Sat 10am. Repeats: Mon 11pm, Fri 8pm
  • Music Show Music Show Andrew Ford Sa - Su 11am. Occur again: Sa - Su 9pm, We 2pm and Th 11pm.
  • Earshot Earshot Miyuki Jokiranta Saturday 2pm. Do over: Mon 11am, Sun 12am.
  • Sunday Extra Sunday Extra Julian Morrow Sunday 7:00am Do over: Monday 2am
  • The full program guide can be seen here.


All frequencies of ABC RN radio stations that broadcast on FM or AM in NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS states cities can be seen here.

  • Sydney 576 AM
  • Canberra 846 AM
  • Melbourne 621 AM
  • Hobart 585 AM
  • Brisbane 792 AM
  • Perth 810 AM
  • Adelaide 729 AM
  • Darwin 657 AM

Contacts Radio National

Reviews about radio station

  • Rosalind Paterson
    I want to find the rght frequency for RN on regional Vic.; I drive from Stanhope to Echuca each day and have not succeeded in finding it on Am or fm Can u plse help?
    • Good day. In these Victorian cities you can listen to ABC RN on 756 AM from Wangaratta or 621 AM from Melbourne. For a full list of frequencies see: https://australian-radio.com/frequencies/abc-rn.