About ABC Radio Sydney

ABC Radio Sydney (2BL) is the flagship station in the ABC Local Radio network, and broadcasts in Sydney, NSW on 702 AM frequency. It is the first public radio station in Australia and began operations on November 23, 1923. Most local radio stations in New South Wales rebroadcast that station's programming when they are not broadcasting local programming.

Slogan: "A place for Sydney conversations, culture, stories."

Language: English.

Format: News, Talk.

First air date: 23 November 1923

Call sign: 2BL

Owner: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast area: Sydney, Illawarra, Central Coast, Newcastle, Blue Mountains

Radio Programs

  • Breakfast Breakfast James Valentine Weekdays 6 - 8am, 8:30 - 9am
  • Mornings Mornings Cassie McCullagh Monday - Friday 9 – 11am
  • Conversations Conversations Richard Fidler, Sarah Kanowski Weekdays 11am - 12pm
  • Afternoons Afternoons Josh Szeps Mon - Fri 12:30 - 3:30pm
  • Drive Drive Richard Glover Weekdays 3:30 - 6:30pm
  • Evenings Evenings Sarah Macdonald Mon - Fri 7 - 10pm
  • Saturday Breakfast 6am - 10am Saturday Breakfast 6am - 10am Simon Marnie Weekend Mornings 10am-12pm
  • Babytalk Babytalk Penny Johnston Sat, 1: 30pm

Radio frequencies


  • Sydney 702


Reviews about radio station

  • Trevor Field
    Hi. Thank you! I like "Nightlife" with Philip Clark, it helps to pass the long nights.