ABC Classic 2

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ABC Classic 2
Broadcast area Worldwide: Internet Radio
First air date 1 June 2014
Format Classical music
Language(s) English
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations ABC Classic FM
Webcast Live stream

ABC Classic 2 is a classical music internet radio station available internationally online. It is operated by the ABC Classic FM team at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).[1]


ABC Classic 2, a music-only talk-free streaming station, was established in June 2014.[2] ABC Classic 2 is managed and programmed by the ABC Classic FM team.[1] ABC Classic 2 broadcasts only via an online stream and is available on the ABC's Android and iOS apps.[3]


Classic 2 specialises in streaming popular styles of classical music. The music on Classic 2 is performed exclusively by leading Australian orchestras, ensembles and soloists. No opera or vocal works are included in the playlist. During daytime and evenings Classic 2 typically broadcasts short excerpts from the classical repertoire, for example single movements from full symphonies.[2]

Australian Performance[edit]

ABC Classic 2 showcases Australian artists performing classical music. The station has a self-imposed 100% Australian performance quota.


Between midnight and 06:00, longer works are included, and Classic 2 programming is also broadcast as ABC Classic FM's "overnight" program.[1]


  1. ^ a b c ABC Classic 2, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 5 June 2014, archived from the original on 1 February 2015 
  2. ^ a b FAQs, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, archived from the original on 1 October 2015 
  3. ^ Frequently Asked Questions: Playing ABC Radio 

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