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City  Brisbane, Queensland
Format  News talk
Slogan  Talking Brisbane

Broadcast area  Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Ipswich Tweed Heads
Frequency  1116 kHz AM (also on DAB+)
First air date  15 August 1930 (1930-08-15)

4BC is a radio station in Brisbane, Queensland on 1116kHz AM. 4BC is Brisbane's only commercial talkback station and uses the promotional phrase "News Talk 1116". The station's broadcasting facility is at Cannon Hill, and its tower is alongside the Gateway Motorway in Nudgee.



4BC was one of the first radio stations in Brisbane. It was established in 1930 by John Beals Chandler, an electrical appliance retailer and later Lord Mayor of Brisbane. In March 1937 the station was sold for £50,000 to the Australian Broadcasting Company who took control in April.

The original studio was located in the Wintergarden Building in Queen St and in 1954 the station moved to the corner of Wharf and Adelaide St into what was originally a vinegar factory. The original transmitter site was located at Fig Tree Pocket and was a two tower 5Kw directional array. In 1988 the studio was relocated to 30 Macrossan St and that installation included a Ku band satellite uplink for the first time. In 2004 the station moved from its CBD location at 30 Macrossan Street to new purpose built premises at Cannon Hill in 2004. Fairfax acquired ownership in 2007.


In December 2013, 4BC management unveiled an almost complete replacement of on-air talent for 2014. Most continued into early 2015. However, in April 2015, management announced a number of programs would be immediately axed, and a number of announcing staff made redundant, following the merger of Fairfax Radio Network and Macquarie Radio Network. These included long-time presenter and newsreader Walter Williams, Loretta Ryan, Ian Skippen, and former Seven News reporter Patrick Condren.


  • Liz Illidge (Operations Director)
  • References

    4BC Wikipedia