THE ABC insists its AFL Grandstand radio broadcasts won't be impacted by savage cutbacks.

Veteran broadcasters Drew Morphett, Dan Lonergan and Peter Newlinds are among those who have been tapped on the shoulder for redundancy packages, but the ABC says their departures won't impact on the corporation's ability to broadcast its allotted matches.

Gerard Whateley remains the ABC's lead AFL commentator, having recently re-committed to the publicly funded broadcaster.

He is likely to be joined by his Friday night co-caller Adam White for the main Saturday afternoon games in 2015.

"ABC Radio Grandstand AFL will not be affected by the cuts," an ABC spokesman told  

"However, three Grandstand broadcasters, two in Melbourne and one in Tasmania have been impacted by the cuts," the spokesman confirmed.  

Like its commercial counterparts, the ABC's contract to broadcast the AFL on radio runs out at the end of the 2016 season.

It remains unclear if the budget cuts will limit the ABC's ability to pay a broadcast rights fee in the years to come.

"The ABC is in the middle of a long term deal with the AFL," the spokesman said.  

"The ABC is conducting a wide ranging review of sport across all platforms; this is being run by Head of Sport, Justin Holdforth."