ABC Radio Hobart

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ABC Radio Hobart
Broadcast area Hobart
Frequency 936 kHz AM
First air date 22 June 1938
Format Talk
Transmitter coordinates 42°55′31″S 147°29′55″E / 42.9254°S 147.4985°E / -42.9254; 147.4985Coordinates: 42°55′31″S 147°29′55″E / 42.9254°S 147.4985°E / -42.9254; 147.4985
Owner Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC Radio Hobart (call sign: 7ZR) is the ABC Local Radio station for Hobart, Tasmania, owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It currently broadcasts on 936 kHz on the AM band. Originally the station broadcast on 1160 kHz,[1] in 1953 switched to 940 kHz,[2] and in 1978 to the present frequency.[3] ABC Radio Hobart also operates a low power repeater station covering the Orford and Triabunna area where the AM signal is received poorly. This service broadcasts from Moreys Hill, Triabunna using the FM band on a frequency of 90.5 MHz. ABC Northern Tasmania simulcasts 936's programming when not airing local shows for their region.


  1. ^ "NEW NATIONAL STATION 7ZR HOBART". The Advocate (Tasmania). Tasmania, Australia. 2 June 1938. p. 10. Retrieved 9 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "NEW FREQUENCY FOR RADIO STATION". The Mercury. CLXXIII (25,803). Tasmania. 29 August 1953. p. 9. Retrieved 9 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Frequency changes". The Canberra Times. 53 (15,710). 26 September 1978. p. 7. Retrieved 9 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.