Digital radio: Anzac Day special
For the second year running, the ABC will create a special 24-hour-only digital radio station to commemorate Anzac day.
ABC Radio National and ABC Local Radio are joining forces for a full day of Anzac-related coverage, including live broadcasts of the dawn services from Sydney and Canberra, as well as services in Turkey and France. Mixed in with this live coverage will be content from various archival programs from ABC Radio National. The full programming schedule for the ABC Anzac Day channel can be found here. You can also find links to listen online on Anzac Day if you've not yet invested in a digital radio.
Figures recently released by Commercial Radio Australia indicate that there are over 406,000 digital radios in the Australian market and nearly 700,000 people listening to digital radio in an average week in the cities where it can be heard: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
The ABC has been particularly active with special event digital radio in 2011, having set up special emergency digital channels to cover the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi, as well as the NZ earthquake in Christchurch. On the sporting front, ABC Grandstand offered digital radio coverage of many of the World Cup Cricket matches.