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Move over Bach and Beethoven

Friday 03 March, 2017

On ABC Classic FM  you'll hear only the women of classical music for a full 24 hours as part of International Women's Day, next Wednesday.

Eight all-female Classic FM presenters will introduce 146 works written by more than 70 women composers. 50% of those works are Australian-made, with many of the pieces also performed by female musicians.  

Margaret Throsby's last show: 'All will be revealed'

Wednesday 23 November, 2016

ABC Classic FM will farewell the iconic Margaret Throsby from the Midday show next month.

Margaret will start a new show on Saturday mornings in what was just one of a number of lineup and presenter changes announced by the ABC for 2017.

She has hosted the Midday program on ABC Classic FM since 1994.

Judith Whelan joins ABC Radio

Thursday 13 October, 2016

Sydney Morning Herald editor Judith Whelan, has been appointed ABC Radio's Head of Spoken Content, to oversee its talk networks and programs.

Judith will provide editorial and creative direction to meet the overall strategic goals of ABC Radio and the wider corporation. 

As Head of Spoken Content, Whelan will be responsible for ABC Radio’s flagship programs within the Capital City radio network, Grandstand and the ideas network RN. 

The appointment as Head of Spoken Content completes ABC Radio’s executive restructure.

Classic 100 begins tomorrow

Thursday 09 June, 2016
Voting has closed for ABC Classic FM's Classic 100, which will take place this Queen's birthday long weekend.

This year's Classic 100 theme is voice.

The countdown begins tomorrow, Friday June 10 at 9am.

ABC Classic FM released a video earlier this week on the station's facebook page, check it out below. 



Happy 40th to Classic FM

Friday 22 January, 2016

All ears will be on ABC Classic FM this Sunday as it celebrates the phenomenal achievement of its 40th birthday. 

Marian Arnold retires after 34 years in broadcast

Tuesday 22 September, 2015

ABC Classic FM’s, Marian Arnold is retiring after a 34 year long career in broadcasting.

Julia Lester vacates the driver's seat at Classic FM

Friday 31 July, 2015

Classic FM presenter Julia Lester has been behind the wheel of the drive shift for 12 years, but will hand over the keys to someone else in September, when she retires from the ABC.

Her distinctive voice and engaging presentation has accompanied countless Australians on their musical journey home and into the evening hours.

Announcing the news, ABC Classic FM Manager Richard Buckham said:

ABC Classic FM moves jazz content to ABC Jazz

Thursday 29 January, 2015

ABC Classic FM is reducing its Jazz content in 2015 by decommissioning Jazz Up Late and shifting Jazztrack to the digital channel ABC Jazz.

Jazztrack is hosted Mal Stanley and brings you the best jazz from around the world from 5-7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Other programs on ABC Jazz this year are:

Emma Ayres successor named for Classic FM

Thursday 18 December, 2014

Julian Day will replace Emma Ayres as host of Classic Breakfast in 2015 on ABC Classic FM, beginning 19 January.

Julian has presented and produced programs on ABC Classic FM for over a decade, alongside appearances on BBC Radio 3, Triple J, Local Radio and RN. For many years Julian hosted the network’s new music programs, interviewing many of the world’s leading composers and sound artists including Max Richter, Peter Sculthorpe, Steve Reich and Laurie Anderson.

Speculation over the future of ABC Classic FM continues

Friday 10 October, 2014

ABC Classic FM station manager Richard Buckham has this morning spoken to radioinfo, trying once again to allay fears over the station disappearing from the airwaves. Staff and listeners became concerned in August when announcers were removed from overnight programming and since then, speculation about the station and it's future under Abbott Government budget cuts has continued.

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