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
19
Mon
Jazz Made in Australia
Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jazz Made in Australia

Jazz Made in Australia showcases the talents of Australian jazz musicians, with recent releases, interviews, and a look back to the recordings and history of jazz in Australia. This country produces great jazz and our musicians have earned international reputations and won international awards.

Beale Street Caravan
Aug 19 @ 11:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 12:00 am
Beale Street Caravan

The most widely distributed blues radio program in the world attracts more than 2.4 million listeners each week. Each week, the show takes its audience to the greatest blues venues in Memphis and around the US. The world’s best blues artists are featured in intimate performances. For more info visit the website: www.bealestreetcaravan.com

Aug
20
Tue
Putumayo World Music Hour
Aug 20 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Putumayo World Music Hour

Special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

After Hours
Aug 20 @ 1:00 am – 7:00 am

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

Sounds Early
Aug 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Each five-program series builds off a single theme ranging from composer biographies to explorations of various cultures, musical styles, and time periods. Visit the website:www.exploringmusic.org.

Soundspace
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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.