DiG Radio – the ABC’s new music-based internet radio station – will be officially launched at the Queenscliff Music Festival in Victoria in November.
DiG is the ABC’s first internet-only radio station. It caters for a 30+ audience, providing a continuous stream of music and a range of special features that can be listened to on demand. DiG is on ABC Online (abc.net.au/dig), and its continuous music stream is also available on digital television (channel 200).
“Uniquely positioned in the Australian broadcasting market,” DiG is a commercial-free music-only station with programming that crosses a broad range of styles, including: R&B, blues, country, roots, world, folk, jazz, funk, rock, pop and electronica.
Artist, track and album details are provided for every track in the continuous music stream. There is a range of music specials that can be heard on demand, some specially commissioned for DiG and some taken from the extensive ABC archives, as well as current music news and reviews, quizzes and a national gig guide.
DiG’s official launch will be at the Queenscliff Music Festival on Friday 22 November. To celebrate, a Festival headline act will play a special set at 7pm from the main stage that will be streamed live on DiG and broadcast nationally on the “Live On Stage” program on Radio National.
Manager of ABC Digital Radio Tony Walker told radioinfo: “The Queenscliff Music Festival shares with DiG a commitment to great Australian music and provides an appropriate setting to launch DiG on the road to becoming a major ABC music service.”