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Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

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Monday

Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

10:00 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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In the Foyer

Bill Stephens presents reviews, interviews, announcements, and music from the performing arts in and around Canberra. Long-time ArtSound producer and presenter, seasoned theater performer and ArtSound producer Len Power (The Gershwin Project, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook) provides insightful reviews.

3:30 pm

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Global Village

A musical carpet ride for armchair travellers. Habib Massad celebrates cultural diversity with music from all corners of the globe.

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Jazz Made in Australia

A showcase of the talents of Australian jazz musicians and composers with occasional interviews, a focus on a particular event, or a look back at the history of jazz in Australia.

10:00 pm

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Beale Street Caravan

This blues radio program brings live-in-concert performances to more than 3 million listeners each week around the world.

11:00 pm

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Putumayo World Music Hour

An internationally distributed program hosted by KFOG San Francisco’s Rosalie Howarth, who takes a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures with a blend of well-known artists and exceptional underexposed ones.

12:00 am

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

1:00 am

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Tuesday

Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

10:00 am

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The Broadway Musicals Yearbook

In each episode, Len Power explores the musical theatre of one year — chosen at random — from the long history of the art form. He plays songs from hit Broadway shows and the flops, too; songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before. Len also shares anecdotes about behind-the-scenes treachery, bad luck, poor management, and total incompetency.

11:00 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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Red Velvet and Wild Boronia

A showcase of artists who performed at The School of Arts Café in Queanbeyan, from 1986 to 2000 the best known and longest established cabaret venue in Australia. Bill Stephens presents performances by Australia’s most accomplished music theatre and cabaret performers.

3:30 pm

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Music Box

Vintage music with a story   An eclectic mix of artists and genres including light (pop) classical, jazz, folk, and nostalgia, as well as [...]

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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New York Jazz

“Our musical bag is nostalgia” says Tom Parker in his trip down memory lane, showcasing the very best in jazz from New York and cities across the USA. All the great names are there, from the 40s through to the current era, remembered with stories and anecdotes contributed by Tom and his listeners. Cast yourself into a world of ‘late night’ American jazz clubs and be charmed for two hours by a man of style and eloquence who lives in New York but still calls Australia home.

10:00 pm

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

11:30 pm

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Ultima Thule

From 2MBS in Sydney, a 90-minute mix of ambient, trance, drone, and chill-out electronica, spacemusic, ancient, medieval, and neoclassical creations, traditional and world music, soundtracks, cool jazz, and impressionist soundworks.

12:00 am

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

1:30 am

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Wednesday

Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

10:00 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Concert Hall

The best of Canberra performances of all forms of classical music performed by local and international solo instruments, voices, ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, and local churches.

1:30 pm

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In the Foyer

Bill Stephens presents reviews, interviews, announcements, and music from the performing arts in and around Canberra. Long-time ArtSound producer and presenter, seasoned theater performer and ArtSound producer Len Power (The Gershwin Project, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook) provides insightful reviews.

3:30 pm

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Swingtime

The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Blue Notes

Blue Notes will showcase contemporary blues music, with a heavy emphasis on new release Australian music.

10:00 pm

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

11:00 pm

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Thursday

Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

7:00 am

View more

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

View more

Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

10:00 am

View more

Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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The Voices, The Roles

Angela Coburn of Fine Music FM Sydney explores the different voice types and the roles they are traditionally assigned in opera and musical theatre.

3:30 pm

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Anonymous, Photograph of the Stratford Brass Band, c.1907-20

Let the Bands Play

From 3CR, a cavalcade of the best brass, military, pipe, and concert bands from Australia and elsewhere.

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Tiki Lounge Remix

Seth Jordan hosts an old favourite and CBAA Award winner: the latest in world music, jazz, digital beats, and aural exotica along with insightful interviews with international and Australian artists, producers, and festival organisers.

10:00 pm

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A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan

Barry O’Sullivan’s nationally broadcast program, in its 14th year on the Community Radio Network. From his home base in The Blue Mountains, he presents contemporary and occasionally nostalgic jazz from Australia and elsewhere..

12:00 am

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

1:00 am

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Friday

Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

View more

Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

10:00 am

View more

Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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Bach Hour

Mark Shepheard explores one of the most musically productive families of all time: not just Johann Sebastian, but also Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Nicolaus, Johann Christian, and many others.

2:30 pm

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Movie Club

A local perspective on film and DVD   Luke McWilliams and Marisa Martin’s lively exploration of current cinema.[...]

3:30 pm

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Hit Parade of Yesterday

On air since 1978 with vintage music from the 20s & 30s: jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities, and music from the movies.

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

5:00 pm

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Putumayo World Music Hour

An internationally distributed program hosted by KFOG San Francisco’s Rosalie Howarth, who takes a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures with a blend of well-known artists and exceptional underexposed ones.

7:00 pm

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Friday Night Live

The best of live recorded jazz, world, and related music from venues around Canberra, or from our studios. ArtSound’s long-time broadcaster and Manager Technology, Chris Deacon, gives you the best seats in the house at gigs recorded in the Canberra-region. The award-winning program emphasises local talent but occasionally presents national and international acts. Want to get involved? Contact Chris at FNL@artsound.fm

8:00 pm

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Gimme Gimme Gimme!

There’s more to ABBA than you think, as Allison Pyke and Tony Ladd have demonstrated for well over a decade.

10:00 pm

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Under African Skies

A weekly celebration of African music   Musicologist David Barr, who grew up in South Africa, presents lively music from across the African continent. He highlights both traditional and contemporary regional styles. Highly danceable.

11:00 pm

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

12:00 am

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Saturday

Sounds Early

A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

7:00 am

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In Conversation

Each Saturday morning, Michael Morton-Evans from Fine Music FM in Sydney is in conversation with fascinating Australian identities.

9:00 am

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Discovery

The latest in new Australian recordings in all ArtSound’s music genres and their variants

10:00 am

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A Jazz Experience

The whole history of the genre   Recent ArtSound trainees bring you their favourite tracks and discoveries from the long, varied history of jazz.[...]

12:00 pm

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The Music Works

The best in contemporary jazz & world music   The best in contemporary jazz, world, and related music presented alternately by Stan [...]

2:00 pm

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Light Orchestral Hour

Favourite light classical   Stan D’Argeavel curates an hour of the finest in light orchestral music recordings.

Listen [...]

4:00 pm

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Music Collector

An hour of quality popular music from the heyday of radio – the 1940s to the 1970s.

5:00 pm

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A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan

Barry O’Sullivan’s nationally broadcast program, in its 14th year on the Community Radio Network. From his home base in The Blue Mountains, he presents contemporary and occasionally nostalgic jazz from Australia and elsewhere..

6:00 pm

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Woodsongs

Take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, for all your blues and roots and folk needs. A celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it.

7:00 pm

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At the National

Concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

8:00 pm

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Across the Tracks

Alex Imaschew combines everything from '50s R&B to '60s jazz to retro soul with compelling personal stories for good measure.

9:30 pm

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Aladdin’s Cave

Philby takes you on a musical adventure of classic blues and roots music.

11:30 pm

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After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

1:00 am

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Sunday

Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Concert Hour

Deutsche Welle and sister broadcasters present live recordings of classical music performances in Germany’s palaces, churches, and concert hall, including from such regional  festivals as Schleswig-Holstein Music l, MDR Summer Music, and Rheingau.

8:00 am

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Arts Alive

Arts Alive, produced in Melbourne by the Independent Media Foundation, presents reports from around Australia and occasionally NZ and Singapore: news and current events, guest of the week, and a review.

9:00 am

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Patchwork

The best in current and past folk music and its many associated styles.

10:00 am

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An eighteenth-century Dutch map of the world with the meridian and climate zone

Meridian

Weekend entertainment with a great mix of music, including local recordings, reviews, interviews and Arts Diaries.

12:00 pm

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Sounds Classical

Classical music from the Renaissance through to today, often with a weekly theme.

2:00 pm

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Hot, Sweet & Jazzy

From the studios of The Pulse, Geelong, a rotating line-up of six jazz aficionados playing tunes from across and near the genre, from the 1920s onward, and from America, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere, including rare recordings.

4:00 pm

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The Broadway Musicals Yearbook

In each episode, Len Power explores the musical theatre of one year — chosen at random — from the long history of the art form. He plays songs from hit Broadway shows and the flops, too; songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before. Len also shares anecdotes about behind-the-scenes treachery, bad luck, poor management, and total incompetency.

5:00 pm

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A Year of Jazz

From Manchester, England, Neil Sheldon presents the first jazz with entertaining and authoritative commentary.

6:00 pm

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Allegory of Music. A painting by Laurent de La Hyre

Early Music Experience

Mark Shepheard explores European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

7:00 pm

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Concert Hall

The best of Canberra performances of all forms of classical music performed by local and international solo instruments, voices, ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, and local churches.

8:00 pm

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The Phantom Dancer

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton hosts a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. With high energy music, first hand history from original radio broadcasts, and little talk. Won the CBAA Best Music Show Award in 2007 and was a finalist in 2016.

10:00 pm

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Bohemian Beat

Riddhi explores poetry and its influence on music and culture through the ages.

11:00 pm

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Hit Parade of Yesterday

On air since 1978 with vintage music from the 20s & 30s: jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities, and music from the movies.

12:00 am

View more

After Hours

Relax with “After Hours” ArtSound FM’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk and blues throughout the predawn hours.

1:00 am

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