1062 ABC Riverland

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1062 ABC Riverland
Broadcast area Riverland
Frequency 1062 kHz AM
First air date July 31, 1957
Format Talk
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Website http://www.abc.net.au/riverland/
ABC Riverland studios

1062 ABC Riverland is an ABC Local Radio station based in Renmark, South Australia, broadcasting to the Riverland and Mallee region.

The station began broadcasting as 5MV on 31 July 1957. It originally broadcast on 1590 kHz. It moved to 1593 kHz in 1978, 1305 in 1988 before changing to 1062 in 1996.

In the early years it carried a mix of programming including local news and specific rural information aimed at ‘the fruit blockers and those on the land’. Fully fledged morning current affairs programming was introduced in 1989. Later the same year The Voice of Greece with Jim Grifsas became the first non-English-speaking program on the station.

1062 ABC Riverland was the first regional station in Australia to have digital studios installed.

Local Programs[edit]


  • Breakfast with Bruce Mellett – 5:55 AM to 7:45 AM
  • The Rural Report with Emma Brown - 6:40 AM to 6:55 AM
  • Riverland Today with Narelle Graham - 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM


  • Saturday Breakfast with Tim Jackson - 6:00 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Riverland Grandstand - 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Talkback Gardening - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

When local programs are not broadcast the station is a relay of 891 ABC Adelaide.

Past Presenters[edit]

  • Don Bensted
  • Joy Ruston (read more about Joy Ruston)
  • Anthony Gerace (read more about Anthony Gerace)
  • Deb Tribe (read more about Deb Tribe)
  • Tim Moore
  • Jim Grifsas
  • Billy Barr
  • Annabelle Homer
  • Susi Hamilton
  • Louise Ray
  • Bronwen Wade
  • Tom Coull
  • Sally Sara


"The History of 1062 ABC Riverland". ABC Online. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 

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Coordinates: 34°10′13″S 140°44′59″E / 34.170376°S 140.749841°E / -34.170376; 140.749841