Program schedule

Here’s our weekly program schedule. You can also show a particular program type: Arts | Blues | Classical | Folk | Jazz | Nostalgia | Special interest | World music

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Aug
20
Tue
The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Everyone has a favourite showtune.  Sometimes we don’t even know a favourite song was originally a showtune! Len Power’s weekly program, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook is full of surprises like that.

Each week, he’ll play songs from Broadway musicals that opened in a particular year – the hit shows and the flops.  There’ll be the songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before.  You’ll also be surprised to hear superb songs from shows that lasted only a few performances and would have disappeared if they had not been recorded.

You’ll hear behind the scenes anecdotes of treachery, bad luck, poor management and total incompetency.  Did you know that in previews of House Of Flowers, every time Diahann Carroll had a success with a new song, jealous star, Pearl Bailey, demanded the song for herself?  And what about the lyric writer of Hair, Gerome Ragni, asking for the release of 500 butterflies into the audience at the start of every performance of the disastrous Via Galactica?

Each program focusses on a different year chosen at random – this week it could be 2005, next week it could be 1928 or maybe 1964.  You won’t know until you tune in.  As Broadway music is a reflection of musical styles current at the time, you’ll always hear a rich, varied and entertaining program.  It won’t be a history lesson or a collection of dusty old museum recordings – songs from the early shows will often be sung by modern artists with their own unique interpretations.

The show is written and presented by Len Power, a local theatre identity as well as Artsound’s theatre critic and a member of the Canberra Critics Circle.

‘The Broadway Musicals Yearbook’ plays weekly from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

Music Box
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Great classical vintage music with a story.

Aug
21
Wed
Ultima Thule
Aug 21 @ 12:00 am – 1:30 am
Ultima Thule

A weekly program of ambient and atmospheric music from across the ages and around the world, heard on radio since 1989. Ultima Thule weaves a 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 into an exquisite, chatter-free 90-minute musical narrative. Visit their website for track listings and more information: www.ultimathule.info.

Aug
22
Thu
Let the Bands Play
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Much-loved show featuring a cavalcade of the best brass, military, pipe and concert bands from around the world, playing the best and widest selections from the band repertoire, as well as listener requests.

Aug
23
Fri
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ABBAThe fabulous ABBA tribute show Gimme, Gimme, Gimme – there’s more to ABBA than you think,is presented by Allison Pyke.

Aug
24
Sat
In Conversation
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
In Conversation

Join us each Saturday morning for conversations with Australian identities presented by Michael Morton-Evans from 2MBS.

Woodsongs
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Woodsongs

Take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky for all your blues and roots and folk needs. For more info visit the website: www.woodsongs.com

At the National
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
At the National

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

Across the Tracks
Aug 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Across the Tracks

Combines everything from 70s acid jazz, retro music and 50s rock with a few interesting personal stories for good measure, presented by Alex Imashev.

Aug
25
Sun
Patchwork
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm