Program schedule

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The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Jun 25 @ 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.

Classical Mood
Jun 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Classical Mood

Each weekday afternoon a variety of ArtSound FM’s knowledgeable classical enthusiasts present “Classical Mood”, an hour and a half of time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles and orchestras.

Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (repeat)
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Phantom Dancer
Jun 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A treasure trove of swing, jazz & dance from live 1920s-60s radio & TV presented by Greg Poppleton, 1920s-30s style dance band singer and band leader. Includes Australian, UK, US and non-English language swing orchestras, vocalists, society bands, bop, trad, blues, cool, jive as well as the occasional hillbilly, western swing and early rock ‘n’ roll live radio material.

Music Box
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Great classical vintage music with a story.

Disc Drive
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Disc Drive

Every weekday afternoon it’s time for ArtSound FM’s dedicated team to accompany you with Disc Drive, our program of great music, arts interviews, reviews, and Arts Diary. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins on the hour and interviews with local community organisations.

Swingtime
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.