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The ArtSound Radiothon MARATHON

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2 Presenters...

36 Hours...

1 Continuous Broadcast…

It’s the ArtSound Radiothon Marathon!

From midday, Tuesday 18th to midnight Wednesday 19th of November, ArtSound presenters Clinton White and Nick Baldwin will be riding the airwaves non-stop for 36 hours. The two of them have been in training to bring you a day and a half of music, interviews, special guests, outside broadcasts, quizzes, themed hours and SO MUCH MORE. Tune in and support ArtSound during their biggest fundraiser of the year. You can even be part of the fun, with a special rewards package for Marathon donators (Details Below).

 Will they make it? What will happen? Is there enough coffee in Canberra to keep them alive? Show your support for your favourite radio station, and be part of the ArtSound Radiothon MARATHON!

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Want to join in the fun and help support ArtSound? Make a Special Marathon Donation* and be part of ArtSound History!

Special Marathon Donations:

$36 - $1 an Hour

  • Reward: A Broadcast thank you, and 1 song request.
  • Unlimited donors

$72 - $2 an Hour

  • Reward: Signed copy of our Radiothon Poster with messages from Clinton and Nick, plus  3 song requests back to back
  • Unlimited donors.

$108 - $3 an Hour

  • Reward: Naming rights for half an hour - pick the theme
  • Session Recorded and provided
  • Limit of 20 donors

$144 - $4 an Hour

  • Reward: We name the hour after you, and you pick the theme.
  • Session Recorded and provided
  • Limit of 10 donors

$180 - $5 an Hour

  • Reward: We name the hour after you, you can request your favourite Album (within community guidelines) for us to play in its entirety and comment on (*during our night hours).
  • OR Come in and co-host for an hour, session recorded and CD provided.
  • Limit of 5 donors

$216 - $6 an Hour

  • As above ($180) PLUS Join us in the studio for a meal during the Radiothon (Tuesday Dinner, Wednesday Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner). ArtSound's shout.
  • Limit of 4 donors

* Marathon donations are separate from membership subscriptions.

Call our office on (02) 6295 7444 or email if you want to be part of this event.



Sam Hannan-MorrowIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, President of The Canberra Repertory Society, Sam Hannan-Morrow, (pictured) reveals its program for 2015.  Tour organiser, Maria Veshkina, takes us behind the scenes of the Russian Dance spectacular, “Kostroma”, which is coming to the Canberra Theatre next week and actors, Andrea Close, David Bennet and Jim Adamik talk about their roles in the searing drama, “August: Osage County”, currently being staged in the Courtyard studio by Free Rain Theatre.

In the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment, Nadia Piave and Sally Whitwell will perform an enchanting program of French cabaret and art songs by Satie, Poulenc and Schoenberg.

As well, Len Power will review “August: Osage County”, Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary” and our in-house poet, Blue the Shearer, has his say.

90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news focussed on the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, “Dress Circle” is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast by Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm and repeated on Tuesday night from 11.30pm.  It is also streamed live on the internet at


FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 8PM 17 October 2014

Ben Carr Trio - pic courtesy Eric PozzaBen Carr (tenor, soprano saxes) led his trio with Tom Lee (bass) and Adam King (drums) at the Gods on 8 October.  East Coast meets South India via Melbourne! Produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM

Ben Carr Trio - pic courtesy Eric Pozza.

FNL is sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading business and government magazine.



This week on NEW ORLEANS CALLING, we take a look at an instrument that might be old fashioned in much of the world — but very much alive in New Orleans and Louisiana. It's the accordion. And you're going to be surprised by just how versatile and beautiful the accordion really is, with music by Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes, Clifton Chenier, Johnny Sansone, Buckwheat Zydeco and many others.

Host: George Ingmire



Aurelien ScannellaIn DRESS CIRCLE this week, Artistic Director of the West Australian Ballet, Aurelien Scannella (pictured rehearsing) gives some background to his new production of “La Fille Mal Gardee” which is opening in the Canberra Theatre this week.

Composer, Max Lambert, reveals the story behind the revival of the Nick Enright musical, “Miracle City”.

Popular Canberra soprano, Louise Page, explains why “Nellie Melba – Queen of Song” will be receiving its final Canberra performance next Saturday and playwright, Cathy Petocz, discusses her new play, “Where I End & You Begin”, which premieres in The Street Theatre on Saturday.

Len Power reviews “Sunset Boulevard”, Isobel Griffin presents her roundup of forthcoming theatre in “Arts Diary” and Blue the Shearer has a poem about mental health, and also performs excerpts from his cabaret, “The Blue Review”, in the “Red Velvet and Wild Boronia” segment.

90 minutes of interviews, reviews, music and news about the performing arts in Canberra and beyond, “Dress Circle” is produced and presented by Bill Stephens and broadcast on Artsound FM 92.7 every Sunday evening from 5.00pm until 6.30pm.  It is repeated on Tuesday nights from 11.30pm and streamed live on the internet at