ABQ


ABQ

Infobox_Broadcast
call_letters = ABQ
city =
station_
station_slogan =
station_branding =
analog = 2 (VHF)
digital = 12 (VHF)
other_chs =
affiliations = ABC Television
network = ABC Television
founded =
airdate = November 2, 1959
location = Brisbane, Queensland
callsign_meaning = ABC Queensland
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Australian Broadcasting Corporation
licensee =
sister_stations =
former_affiliations =
effective_radiated_power = 200 kW (analog)
50 kW (digital)
HAAT = 336 m (analog)
355 m (digital) [HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.]
class =
facility_id =
coordinates = coord|27|27|52|S|152|56|51|E|type:landmark_scale:2000
homepage = [http://www.abc.net.au/tv/ www.abc.net.au/tv]

ABQ is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Brisbane, Queensland. It began broadcasting on November 2, 1959 and was based for many years at studios in the inner-western suburb of Toowong, with a transmitter at Mount Coot-tha. In late 2006, however, the Toowong studios were abandoned after several female staff members developed breast cancer. An independent report found that the rate of breast cancer incidents at the site were "...up to 11 times higher than what would normally be expected." [Source: Doctor Bruce Armstrong, ABC News Online, 'Breast cancer scare forces ABC to relocate' [http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200612/s1816389.htm] ]

Staff currently work from several sites around Brisbane, with ABC Radio now based in nearby Lissner Street, Toowong, ABC News staff working from Network Ten's Mount Coot-tha studios, ABC Innovation and Online staff working at QUT Kelvin Grove, and other staff based in locations including Coronation Drive and West End. The station is received throughout the state through a number of relay transmitters, and satellite transmission on the Optus Aurora free-to-view platform.eptions.

"ABC News Queensland" is presented by Andrew Lofthouse (news) and Jenny Woodward (weather), with national finance presented by Alan Kohler and sport with Peter Wilkins. David Curnow presents weekend news, sport and weather. "Stateline", a locally produced current affairs program, is presented by John Taylor.

Relay Stations

The following stations relay ABQ throughout Queensland:Notes:
*1. HAAT estimated from http://www.itu.int/SRTM3/ using EHAAT.
*2. ABDQ was on VHF channel 3 from its 1963 sign-on until 1993, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
*3. ABMQ was on VHF channel 4 from its 1967 sign-on until 1988, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.
*4. ABRQ was on VHF channel 3 from its 1963 sign-on until 1988, moving to its current channel in order to accommodate FM radio.

Mary Kathleen also had a relay station (ABMKQ channel 9) from December 15, 1971 until the town was abandoned ca. 1982.

ee also

*Television broadcasting in Australia

References


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