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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On Stage: new program!
Sep 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris OperaLen Power premieres an exciting new 30 minute performing arts program called On Stage.  The show will present topical reviews, interviews, announcements and related music from the performing arts in and around Canberra. 

Long-time Artsound producer and presenter, Bill Stephens, will provide insightful interviews with artists about their upcoming shows. Len has been involved with Artsound since 2007.  He has produced The Gershwin Project and produced and presents The Broadway Musicals Yearbook, currently running on Artsound on Sundays at 5pm.  Len has also been Artsound’s theatre reviewer since 2011. 

Len has worked both as a theatre performer and director and so with his knowledge of theatre generally, we can expect a unique and informative program from him with On Stage.

ACT Young Virtuoso Award
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ACT Young Virtuoso Award

Four keen young classical musicians vie for the title in a live broadcast from our recording studio.

Tune in to hear pianist Hanul Lee, guitarist Owen Elliott, double bass player Hayley Manning and flautist Ev Ramadan and the final decision from the adjudication panel led by Sally Greenaway.

Music Collector – all requests special
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Picture of posterMike Kennedy presents an all-requests Music Collector program featuring Australian bands and solo performers from the 60s. So if you had to pick one number from the 60s what would it be? Would it be something by the Easybeats or maybe Johnny O’Keefe or perhaps The Seekers? Mike’s pick would be Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs with Poison Ivy. It was the first Australian single he bought – ahh nostalgia!

Mike’s playlist

Turn up Your RadioMasters Apprentices
I’ve Been EverywhereLucky Starr
It aint Necessarily So Normie Rowe
I Remember youFrank Ifileld
Ever lovin manThe Loved Ones
Lady ScorpioThe Strangers
Broken ThingsBilly Thorpe and Aztecs
Spicks and SpecksBee Gees
Fool Fool FoolRay Brown and the Whispers
55 Days at PekingRog EG
BomboraThe Atlantics
Real ThingRussell Morris
Tell Me GoodbyeTwilights
Friday on my MindThe Easybeats
HayrideThe Flying Circus
Sadie the Cleaning LadyJohnny Farnham (as he was known then)
Windy DayThe Executives
I’ll Never Find Another YouThe Seekers
Mike’s Music CollageVarious
Spring Book Fair
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm

Flyer for Spring 2017 book fair

Our tables will be groaning this weekend with beautiful books, CDs, vinyl and DVDs. All financial members of ArtSound will receive a 10% discount on purchases of $30 or more.

We are open 10am to 4pm both days. Come in and see us. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and a special mention to The Canberra Times for the generous donation of hundreds of books.

Name that tune: musical quiz night
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

Pictures and text for ArtSound music quizIf you fancy yourself as something of a 50s to 70s era music expert then Artsound has the perfect end of year celebratory event for you. Our Name That Tune Music Quiz Night at Eastlake Football Club will be an evening of fun and music facts organised by the inimitable and knowledgeable Brian Leonard.

Have dinner at the Bistro downstairs.  Drinks available for purchase at the bar all evening.

Book for yourself or book a table of eight and make it an early Christmas party with us. There’s a special discount for members and you can include your friends in that price when you book a table or group.

Book early to avoid disappointment and help us have a great end of year fund raising event. Remember everyone can make a difference by being an active Artsound participant.

Supported by  Eastlake Football Club, Regional Wine and Beverage Merchants, Bartercard and Jirra Wines.

Book online – member rates apply for all bookings with at least one member

Introduction to Broadcasting course
Dec 2 all-day
Introduction to Broadcasting course @ Manuka Arts Centre

ArtSound is running an Introduction to Broadcasting course over two Saturdays – 2 and 9 December  2017


ArtSound office hours
Dec 22 2017 – Jan 8 2018 all-day

The ArtSound office will be closed for the Christmas-New Year break until 9 January 2018.

We hope all listeners are having a happy and safe holiday season.

For any  audio services inquiries (recording studio and vinyl to CD conversions etc), please call 0407 952 596.



Applications open – Station Manager, ArtSoundFM
Jan 28 – Feb 16 all-day
Applications open - Station Manager, ArtSoundFM @ Manuka Arts Centre | Forrest | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

We are looking for an energetic person to manage the station, engage with sponsors and Canberra’s arts and music community, and assist the ArtSound Board with planning for the future of the station in a changing media environment. This is a part-time position, which offers flexible hours.

ArtSound is an arts and music-focussed community radio station based at the Manuka Arts Centre in Canberra’s Inner South. It broadcasts on FM92.7 and 90.3, and through the website

As a not-for-profit incorporated association, it is governed by an elected Board of Management. ArtSound receives funding from Federal and Territory Government bodies, membership subscription and donations, and earns income from sponsors and users of its services.

As well as a small staff, ArtSound has about 100 volunteers, many of whom present or produce programs.

The Station Manager will lead a small team and have a commitment to implementing ArtSound’s strategic plan, available at

He or she will report to the Board of Management, with key responsibility for management and administration of the station, including:

  • Leading the marketing of ArtSound to current and potential clients, sponsors and arts partners
  • Building relationships with stakeholders including artsACT, arts and music organisations and the Community Broadcasting Foundation
  • Leading the development and management of volunteers
  • Contributing to and implementing programming and other policies
  • Coordinating grant applications and their acquittal, and exercising financial delegations.

Working hours and salary

This is a 20 hour per week position, with a competitive salary to be negotiated. The successful applicant will be offered a contract of employment for six months initially.

Selection criteria

  • Experience in community, public or commercial radio, preferably in a management role
  • Relevant experience in marketing and promotion, including demonstrated ability to build financial partnerships with artists and arts organisations, other community and charitable groups and potential sponsors
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work productively with staff, contractors and volunteers
  • Commitment and ability to implement strategic priorities
  • Ability to manage a budget and identify, manage and acquit grants
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit board of management

Inquiries:, or text/leave message on 0405 587 972.


Applications should address the selection criteria, include a current  CV and the names and contact details of two referees. Submit online through SEEK, or by email to by Friday 16 February 2018.

Download position description, Station Manager, ArtSoundFM
Station engagement survey: have your say about ArtSound
Mar 13 – Apr 10 all-day
Station engagement survey: have your say about ArtSound

We know that many people enjoy listening to Artsound – now it’s our turn to listen to you.

Please complete the McNair Station Engagement Survey, and tell us when, where and how you listen to ArtSound, your favourite programs and presenters, and the kind of music you like to listen to, and where you think we could do better.

This is an anonymous and independent survey. Artsound will see only the aggregated results, not individual responses.

The survey is for all listeners (and non-listeners), and closes on 10 April. Please take part today!  Thank you.


Write On live author event with Dorothy Johnston
Mar 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Write On live author event with Dorothy Johnston @ Artsound administration building

For Pity Sake Publishing in association with Artsound FM’s Write On program, presents author Dorothy Johnston with For Pity Sake’s Principal, Jennifer McDonald. They will discuss The Swan Island Connection, the second and most recent of Johnston’s sea change mysteries. Q and A to follow.

Join us for a glass of wine and an enjoyable informal literary discussion. The event is free.

Copies of Dorothy Johnston’s Through a Camel’s Eye and The Swan Island Connection can be ordered directly at a special discounted price from For Pity Sake Publishing at Just enter the coupon code QUEENSCLIFF at checkout.

Dorothy Johnston was a long time Canberra writer, the author of eleven published novels, including the Sandra Mahoney Quartet of mystery novels set in Canberra and a self-published collection of short stories, Eight Pieces on Prostitution. She now lives and writes in coastal Victoria. For more on Dorothy Johnston visit her website

RSVP by Friday 16 March 2018 to for catering purposes.