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ABC sustains digital radio Anzac Day tradition of dedicated broadcasting

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By Steven Raeburn, N/A

April 24, 2013 | 2 min read

Once again the ABC is running its three-day pop-up digital radio station, Anzac Day, to mark the national day of remembrance.

ABC's Anzac day digital coverage was originally a one off event

The coverage will be broadcast on the ABC Extra digital channel, and will incorporate audio programming from ABC broadcast outlets.

The original Anzac day broadcast in 2010 was intended as a one off, but has become traditional.

The ABC said, announcing the coverage on its website: “ANZAC Day on ABC Extra is a special event digital radio station, broadcasting from April 24 to April 26, featuring several of the Dawn Services, live Melbourne March coverage, plus additional features and music to commemorate ANZAC Day 2013.

“Beginning at 9am on Wednesday 24 April, ANZAC Day on ABC Extra will have many of ABC Radio’s broadcasters hosting a mix of live coverage and special interview programs. These programs come from across ABC Radio, and include social history features and extended conversations from the ABC’s Richard Fidler, Margaret Throsby, Andrew Dunkley and Andrew West.”

The coverage also includes broadcasts from the Martin Place Dawn Service in Sydney, the National Dawn Service from Canberra, the Adelaide Dawn Service and the ANZAC Day March in Melbourne.

“A dedicated web page will bring together programming across radio, television, online and mobile channels as the national broadcaster attempts to make people aware of the breadth of its coverage of key events on different platforms,” the Australian reported.

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