Media milestone: ABC NewsRadio celebrates 25 years of broadcasting

• Originally called the Parliamentary and News Network

It wasn’t one of the biggest media birthdays, but ABC NewsRadio celebrated its 25th birthday on air yesterday with some memories and highlights.

Originally called the Parliamentary and News Network, the station used the Parliamentary broadcasting frequencies, which were not being used when Parliament was not in session

One of those instrumental in NewsRadio sounding like it does today was Kate Dundas, who was the ABC’s head of national networks from 2004 to 2007, and then as director of radio between 2009 and 2014.

Dundas was interviewed on air yesterday and recalled how the format developed.

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