August 2022 Newsletter

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Young Virtuosos Competition

Calling all aspiring classical music instrumentalists under 25 and vocalists under 30. This is your opportunity to take part in the Young Virtuosos Competition. The national Young Virtuoso awards have given many vibrant Australian performers a career-boosting experience. The grand winner receives a cash prize as well as recording opportunities. The ACT regional finals will […]

Trivia Night Postponed

The Music Trivia Night Organising Team has been closely monitoring the increasing spike in Covid and flu cases in the ACT and across Australia, now described as Covid’s ‘third wave’. In the interests of fulfilling our social responsibility, it has been decided to postpone the fundraising Trivia Night scheduled for 19 August until a future […]

ArtSound Newsletter 29 June 2022

ArtSound Newsletter – 29 June 2022 A lot is happening at ArtSound. Here’s some of it. Annual General Meeting, 7 July ArtSound’s annual general meeting is coming up. It will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022, starting at 7:30pm, at Thinkplace (50 Blackall Street, Barton). All ArtSound financial members are invited to attend to […]

Quiz night — coming August 19

BUY HERE Save the date: ArtSound’s next fundraising Music Quiz Night is scheduled for Friday 19 August, commencing at 7pm, at the Eastlake Football Club in Kingston. It’s to be a ’50s to early ‘90s music quiz, says MC Brian Leonard. It’ll have the same fun format as last year, with such themes as identify […]

Winners of ArtSound “Earfest 2022” Radiothon Prizes

Here is a list of winners drawn on Sunday 5 June 2022 on ArtSound FM, with their prize and suburb/town. Congratulations to all. The office has been in touch with them to arrange pickup or delivery. Golden Ticket for events at Kambri Cultural Centre ANU — Alexandra, Yass Seven days accommodation in a Melbourne Apartment, […]

Open Day Postponed

Due to the likelihood of inclement weather on Sunday, some components of the ArtSound Open Day, including the sausage sizzle and outdoor musical performances, have been postponed to the spring. If you'd like to take a studio tour, however, do come to the Manuka Arts Centre anytime from noon to about three in the afternoon [...]

Record a Testimonial

Here’s your chance to be a radio star! Call us on 6295-8499 and record a short message telling us why you enjoy ArtSound. Of course you don’t need to include your name, although you can if you like — or just your given name. We’d love you hear from you on 6295-8499.  

Radio Rookies, Take 2

ArtSound’s holiday program for 9 to 12 year olds, Radio Rookies, is coming again. If your child would like to learn about radio and podcasting production, below is information about how to enroll them, and what they can learn. The April cohort had a great time, and your kids surely will, too, if they sign […]

Send the Presenter an SMS

Would you like to send ArtSound’s on-air presenters a text message during their program? They’ll receive it in the studio. The presenters won’t be able to respond to the messages, but they’ll be able to see what you think of the broadcast. To send a message, simple use this number: 0485 833 133 Or, send […]

ArtSound Newsletter 24 May 2022

Radiothon: ArtSound’s Earfest ArtSound’s annual “Radiothon” fundraiser — ArtSound Earfest 2022 — is upon us. It runs from 5pm on Friday 27 May to 5pm on Sunday 5 June. Handily, it comes just a few short weeks before the end of the financial year. Searching for tax deductions? Any donations to ArtSound of $2 or […]

Earfest 2022

ArtSound’s annual on-air “radiothon” fundraiser is coming soon. It’s theme: ArtSound Earfest.

ArtSound Newsletter: April 2022

In this issue: ArtSound’s annual Radiothon: Earfest ArtSound and COTA & Senior Memories Radio and Podcasting Workshops Radio Rookies Holiday Program Technology Update Stronger Communities Grant Award PhotoAccess Open Day Visitors to the Studios Muslim Voice Radio Australian Wind Symphony   ArtSound’s annual Radiothon: Earfest Planning is well under way for ArtSound’s annual on-air “radiothon” […]

Radio Rookies Holiday Programs

Courses run 11-13 April and 20-22 April Do you have kids aged between 9 and 12 who might like to attend one of our three-day “Radio Rookies” holiday programs at ArtSound? These were very popular in the past, so we’re reviving them now, working with an accomplished events organiser, Sionna Maple, the founder and Creative […]

Senior Memories Expansion On Monday, 4 April, the Senior Memories Hour is expanding from one hour to two each weekday, and will now be called Senior Memories. The expansion is in part thanks a partnership ArtSound has formed with COTA ACT. Under the collaboration, COTA (Council On The Ageing) will act as a strategic sponsor […]

Annual General Meeting

The ArtSound Board of Management has set the date for this year’s Annual General Meeting. It will take place on Thursday 7 July 2022 at a time and venue to be announced.

Radio Rookies Holiday Programs

Courses run 11-13 April and 20-22 April Do you have kids aged between 9 and 12 who might like to attend one of our three-day “Radio Rookies” holiday programs at ArtSound? These were very popular in the past, so we’re reviving them now, working with an accomplished events organiser, Sionna Maple, the founder and Creative […]

Poetry on the Radio

ArtSound has a new weekly feature, heard on Arts Café on Thursdays at about 1:20pm (repeated at about 6:20pm): Poetry on the Radio. Produced in association with the outstanding Canberra poetry imprint, Recent Work Press, the series consists of segments of about three minutes each in which a poet, generally living in the Canberra region, […]

The Great Songwriters

A new series within ArtSound’s ongoing series-of-series, Bert Whelan’s Golden Years of Music, begins this Saturday 23 October 2021. It’s  The Great Songwriters. ArtSound’s longtime connoisseur of great music, Bert Whelan, has created fine radio series in the past, including Light Orchestral Hour and Music from the Movies and Television, Australian Orchestras and Singers, and […]

All the Latest Arts News

We might all be shut away (unless we play golf),  but the ACT arts world continues to turn. Here’s some of what’s been happening in recent weeks. A Fascinating Bill Stephens Interview You may recently have heard Bill Stephen’s fascinating interview with Broadway orchestrator August Eriksmoen. Among Eriksmoen’s achievements while orchestrating or serving in similar […]

Young Virtuoso Competition

For over 30 years, young instrumentalists and vocalists have competed for the Young Virtuoso Award; an initiative by fine music radio stations across the country. The competition gives aspiring musicians a vibrant and career-boosting experience with broadcasting and recording opportunities, cash prizes and valuable performance practice. Classical instrumentalists under the age of 25, and vocalists […]

Phil (“Philby”) Birch-Marston, RIP

Philby We note with great sadness the death of Phil “Philby” Birch-Marston, our longtime and much loved fellow volunteer at ArtSound. Philby passed away May 19 at the age of 77 after a battle with cancer. He had been a volunteer at the station since 1994, during our days as Canberra Stereo Public Radio (CSPR), […]

Live Broadcast from PhotoAccess Open Day

On 20 February 2021, ArtSound conducted a live broadcast during an Open Day hosted by our neighbours at the Manuka Arts Centre, PhotoAccess. Here are some images from the day. If your organisation is holding an event that might lend itself to a live broadcast, do get in touch at Above, ArtSound’s Betsy Dixon […]

Get-together Event

ArtSound FM will be having a special get-together for volunteers and members. Invitations have been sent via email, inside our member newsletter. If you haven’t received your invitation please let us know at Bookings are essential, and close on Monday 22nd of February 2021.

Holiday Office Hours

The ArtSound office will be closed from December 23rd 2020 to January 11 2021. Please join our mailing list to stay up to date with all our news. We thank you for listening to ArtSound FM this year, and look forward to bringing you lots of new and exciting content in 2021. If you need […]

ArtSound Radio Theatre

ArtSound Radio Theatre Episodes Program 1 –(Bill Stephens) (29.11.20) “Shopping for Underwear” – Harriet Elvin Cast – Liz St.Clair-Long “The Last Letter” – Bart Meehan (also interview) Cast -  Elaine Noon Program 2 – (Bill Stephens) (6.12.20) “The Boy Who Came with the Frame” – John Lombard (Also Interview) Cast – Joanna Richards   Program [...]

New Sponsorship Packages

Would you like to tell Canberrans about your business, organisation, or upcoming event? ArtSound offers a range of promotional sponsorship packages that help you to get the word out to your prospective clients, customers, and supporters. To find out more about our generous sponsorship packages, including attractive rates for ArtSound members and arts organisation, and other […]

Tackling COVID-19 social isolation: ArtSound Senior Memories Service Shifting to FM Band

ArtSoundFM is tackling loneliness and isolation among the ACT community’s older people by widening transmission of its Internet-streamed Senior Memories Service — radio programs tailored for seniors — to the Artsound FM band. The Senior Memories Network has been providing the programs for several years to several aged-care facilities in Canberra and western New South […]

ArtSound FM: Your Music and Arts Companion

ArtSound FM, Canberra’s arts and music community radio station, will hold its annual fundraiser from May 29 to June 14. After this year’s bushfires, hailstorm, and Covid-19 lockdown, ArtSound is appealing to listeners to help replenish its funding so it can continue its work of supporting the ACT’s arts community. “This has been a particularly […]

Update from Amalijah Thompson, ArtSound President

CBAA and Community Radio in Canberra ArtSound hosted a meeting of the six Canberra Community Radio stations (1CMS, 1WAY, 1RPH, 2XX, Valley Fm, ArtSound) with CBAA representative Jon Bisset this week. It was a very positive and useful meeting which built on collaborations begun earlier in the year. It set the scene for formation of […]

Message from ArtSound’s President

For more information on the aims on the campaign please see here. Welcome to ArtSound We have not asked you for help for a long time. I need to convey to all our listeners and the Canberra community as a whole, that ArtSound stands at a defining moment in its history as we try to […]

Boosting ArtSound

During July and August, ArtSound moved its transmitter from Poppet Hill in the Kowen Forest east of Canberra to Black Mountain Tower, close to the city’s geographic centre. The move was one part of a broad range of improvements to ArtSound’s operations. We ask that all members join the organisation’s fundraising efforts, to help implement […]