ABC Far North

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ABC Far North
Broadcast area Far North Queensland
Frequency 106.7 mHz FM Cairns
and others as listed
First air date 20 January 1950
Format Talk
Transmitter coordinates 16°55′00.83″S 145°46′04.71″E / 16.9168972°S 145.7679750°E / -16.9168972; 145.7679750
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC Far North is an ABC Local Radio station based in Cairns. The station broadcasts to Far North Queensland. This includes the towns of Cooktown, Mossman, Innisfail, Weipa and up to the Torres Strait Islands.

The station began broadcasting as 4QY in 1950, although the 4AT transmitter opened earlier in 1941. It was originally a relay of the national program. Studios were then built and local programs began on 4 October 1952.

Along with over 20 low power FM transmitters, the station broadcasts through the following main FM and AM transmitters:

  • 4QCC 106.7 FM
  • 4QCC/T 105.7 FM
  • 4QCC/T 95.5 FM
  • 4MS 639 AM
  • 4AT 720 AM
  • 4QY 801 AM
  • 4WP 1044 AM
  • 4TI 1062 AM

Local Programs[edit]


  • Breakfast with Kier Shorey – 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM
  • Mornings with Phil Staley – 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Drive with Richard Dinnen – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


  • Saturday Breakfast with Sharon Molloy – 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Far Northern Grandstand with Bluey Forsyth – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

When local programs are not broadcast the station is a relay of ABC Capricornia and 612 ABC Brisbane.


"ABC Far North station history". ABC Online. 2008-05-02. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 

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