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


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.

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

Contacts Radio National

Reviews about radio station

  • Ronald SHEPLEY
    I use RN Radio National Sydney each morning on my google speakers. currently, I'm only able to receive Radio National Perth
  • Geoff Ogden
    Excellent site. But could you please add the ABC RN stations in different time zones like WA, SA, NT, Qld and not just for Sydney. I listen from China which is the same time zone as WA.