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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Jun
28
Fri
Arts Cafe
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Cafe

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.

The Movie Club
Jun 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Movie Club

A local perspective of film and DVD.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE

The award-winning FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE presents the best of contemporary jazz and related music concerts from live venues in Canberra, including our own recording studios. Hosted by long-time jazz enthusiast and presenter Chris Deacon OAM.

Gimme Gimme Gimme
Jun 28 @ 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.

Jun
29
Sat
In Conversation
Jun 29 @ 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.

At the National
Jun 29 @ 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
Jun 29 @ 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.

Jun
30
Sun
The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Jun 30 @ 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.

Concert Hall
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Hall

Two Wesley lunchtime concerts for piano-lovers. First it’s Wesley’s New Young Talent with Yue-Yung Sun and Koki Motegi; then Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti in Schubert and Rachmaninov for Four Hands.

Concert Hall is repeated on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Jul
1
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Jul 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
At The National (repeat)

A repeat of Saturday night’s program featuring concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.