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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Sep
20
Fri
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Sep 20 @ 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.

Sep
21
Sat
In Conversation
Sep 21 @ 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.

Across the Tracks
Sep 21 @ 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.

Sep
22
Sun
Arts Alive
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Arts Alive

Arts Alive is Australia’s only national arts and culture current affairs radio program.

The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 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 on Sunday at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program on Tuesday at 11am.

Bohemian Beat
Sep 22 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:00 am
Bohemian Beat

The Bohemian Beat takes the listener on a journey through the minds and lives of some of the greatest men and women that have ever lived and weaves a tale through the creative inspiration that has manifested in the literature, music, visual arts, philosophy, science and sociology of the day. By revealing the events that shaped such potent expression, Riddhi discovers the truth, beauty and humanity behind these ageless words. Visit the website: www.thebohemianbeat.com

Sep
23
Mon
Arts Café
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.

This week (23rd September) features an interview with National Portrait Gallery CEO Karen Quinlan about their reopening, and we also speak to Humble House Gallery manager Kylie Fogarty about her new exhibition “Efflorescence 2019” and to Gallery of Small Things owner Anne Masters about her new exhibition “Looks like Music, Sounds like Painting“.