|Frequency||891 kHz AM|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
First air date
|15 October 1937|
5AN started transmitting on 15 October 1937 with equipment located in the central telephone exchange, and a radio mast located in Post Office Place. The station transmitter moved to Brooklyn Park, already the site of 5CL's transmitter, on 4 May 1944.
The radio mast was moved from the east side of the building to the south side in 1952 to make way for a road to the projected new airport. The proximity of the transmitter site to the airport was inconvenient for both operations, so a new transmitter site was built in open fields at Pimpala, at the corner of Sherriffs and Hillier Roads, Reynella, and was opened on 20 September 1961 by the Postmaster-General C W Davidson.
New transmitters for 5AN and 5CL, rated at 50 kW, manufactured by STC, had been installed in the building by the Postmaster-General's Department. The final stage of each transmitter contained three parallel 3J/261E air cooled triodes running in class C at 90% efficiency. These were driven by a class B modulator with the same type of valves. The outputs of the two transmitters were fed by separate transmission lines to the coupling hut at the base of the guyed mast antenna, which accepted and radiated both signals.
The ABC radio studios, previously in a converted church and stables on Hindmarsh Square, and "Football House", on the opposite side of the square, were in 1974 relocated to an eight-storey building in Collinswood, for many years the home of the ABC television studios. In the 1980s the radio manager was David Hill.
In 2000 the "5AN" branding was replaced with "891 ABC Adelaide". In the 1980s the radio manager was David Hill. In 2000 the 5AN branding was replaced with "891 ABC Adelaide". This was shortened to "ABC Adelaide" at the beginning of 2017 as a prototype name before being renamed "ABC Radio Adelaide" to match its sister stations in the other major cities.
Local Announcers (Weekdays)
- Overnights with Trevor Chappell (Monday-Thursday) & Rodd Quinn (Friday) - 2:00am–6:00am (National broadcast)
- Breakfast with Ali Clarke - 6:00am–7:45am
- ABC News - 7:45am–8:00am
- AM with Sabra Lane - 8:00am–8:30am (National broadcast)
- Breakfast with Ali Clarke & David Bevan - 8:30am–9:00am
- Mornings with David Bevan - 9:00am–11:00am
- Conversations with Richard Fidler - 11:00am–12:00pm (National broadcast)
- The World Today with Eleanor Hall (Monday-Thursday & Rachel Mealey (Friday) - 12:00pm–12:30pm (National broadcast)
- Myf Warhurst Show with Myf Warhurst - 12:30pm–2:00pm (National broadcast)
- Afternoons with Sonya Feldhoff - 2:00pm–4:00pm
- Drive with Julian Schiller (Monday-Friday) - 4:00pm–6:30pm
- PM with Linda Mottram - 6:30pm–7:00pm (National broadcast)
- Evenings with Peter Goers (Monday-Thursday) & Christine Anu (Fridays, National Broadcast) - 7:00pm–10:00pm
- Nightlife with Philip Clark & Indira Naidoo - 10:00pm–2:00am (National broadcast)
All ABC Local Radio stations in South Australia, as well as 999 ABC Broken Hill (which is located in New South Wales, but is on Central Time) simulcast 891 programs when not airing local programming.
Where To Listen
- John Kenneally, music director, producer, breakfast and evening radio presenter, 1984–2010