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ArtSound's Radiothon: On for Young and Old

Our annual Radiothon begins on Saturday 15 November and culminates in the Open Day and Book & Music Fair on Sunday 23 November.  For every $40 of your membership or donation, you'll receive an entry in our daily and major prize draw.  

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Join us tonight for a concert broadcast live from our studios as part of the ArtSound Radiothon.  While the Radiothon theme is "On for Young and Old", tonight it's on for young as we introduce the Stephen Read Trio.  Stephen leads on guitar with Brendan Keller-Tuberg on bass and Hayden Fritzlaff on drums.  All are students from the ANU School of Music and we are delighted they are sharing their musical talent with us to assist our fundraiser.   Call us during the broadcast on 62958444 with your donation or membership and assist us in continuing to promote local and live music.

"Friday Night Live", sponsored by B2B, Canberra's leading Business and Government magazine, is ArtSound's award-winning live jazz concert program where you can hear the best of recorded and live performances from the local area, as well as exclusive features from the national and international jazz scene.  It is produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.


FROM WWOZ-FM NEW ORLEANS, this is New Orleans Calling - 4PM Sat 22 Nov 2014

The Ooh Poo Pah Doo bar in the Treme section of New Orleans is just an everyday neighbourhood bar, with live music in the evenings -- but when you step inside you discover it's home to an extended family of R&B and jazz musicians that traces back three, four, five and maybe more generations in the Crescent City. And the current generations are filled with some of the best-known performers in New Orleans today, including James Andrews, Trombone Shorty, and Glen David Andrews. Come with us for a visit with the bar's owner, Judy Hill Broadus, and her nephew James Andrews, as they tell us about the family and its music.  Hosted by George Ingmire.



We're back!

The power has now been restored and the Radiothon and Marathon is continuing apace!  Seems the cricket at Manuka Oval drew a bit too much power and burnt out the power cable that is shared by ArtSound FM and others....  thanks to ACTEW AGL for restoring things for us. 

Best wished from the Radiothon Team



“Mary Poppins” director, Stephen Colyer, will talk about his life in theatre. Christine Courtney will give some insights into the publishing of Bryce Courtney’s last collection of short stories entitled, “The Silver Moon”. Tim Stephens will review the new David Atfield play, “Scandalous Boy”, which has just opened in The Street Theatre. Blue the Shearer has a poem about horse fever, and Isobel Griffin will present “Arts Diary”.

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Here is the tentative schedule for the 36hr Radiothon Marathon. Please be aware that some details may be subject to change.

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