Program schedule

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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.

Anzac Day Special – “After All” – A Radio Play About Gallipoli
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Anzac Day Special - "After All" - A Radio Play About Gallipoli

On ANZAC Day at 11AM, we present local Paper Moon Radio Theatre Group’s  “AFTER ALL – A RADIO PLAY ABOUT GALLIPOLI”

The play was written by Bart Meehan, who has authored the three previous productions from the group and was directed by Tony Turner, the former Head of Drama Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, who also performs.  Other cast members include well known local actors Geoffrey Borny, Chris Zuber, Elaine Noon and Emma Wood.

The story focuses on the relationship of two men, Charley, an educated Anglo Australian from Sydney and Jack, a farmer’s son from Werris Creek in northern New South Wales, following them from training in Egypt, to the trenches of Gallipoli and then St Andrews Hospital in Malta.

The play includes a number of period songs, as well as the poems from Henry Lawson, Eva Dobell and Homer.

Poems used in the play

  • Advent 1916 – Eva Dobell
  • After all – Henry Lawson
  • The Iliad – Homer

Songs used in the play

  • (Just like) Starting over – John Lennon
  • Down Under – Men at Work
  • It’s a long way to Tipperary – Albert Farrington
  • Oh how I hate to get up in the morning – Arthur Fields
  • Keep the home fires burning – John McCormack
  • There’s a long, long trail a’ winding – John McCormack
  • Aba daba honeymoon – Arthur Fields
  • (Note:  Wild Colonial Boy is sung by the cast including Emma Wood, Chris Zuber and Tony Turner)

Recorded at ArtSound Studios, Canberra ACT by Tony Hunter

Music Collector
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Music Collector

Popular music from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s – Bob Dylan 60s covers edition

Planned outage of 90.3
May 1 @ 2:00 am – May 2 @ 3:00 am
Planned outage of 90.3

There will be a planned outage of ArtSound’s 90.3 service at Mt Taylor on May 2 at 1:06 AM – 2.30AM to permit Broadcast Australia to undertake their annual antenna tests.  92.7 MHz and our streaming services will not be affected.


2018 Book and Music Fairs
Jun 23 all-day
2018 Book and Music Fairs

Planning for ArtSound’s 2018 Book and Music fairs has already begun.

While our Winter Solstice Fair is not until June, we are very happy to accept early donations of quality items in good condition now.  This will enable our sorting team to steal a march before the peak donation periods of May and June.

Donations can be left at our Administration office on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Manuka Arts Centre, located at the corner of NSW Crescent & Manuka Circle GRIFFITH just next to the Manuka Pool.

Call us on 6295 7444 for more information or email

We’re updating our website
Jul 11 @ 12:00 am – Nov 1 @ 12:00 am
We're updating our website

We are in the process of updating our website to make a better online space for our listeners, presenters and supporters.  Please bear with us while we undertake these changes over the next few months. 

Complete our survey
Aug 15 – Sep 15 all-day
Complete our survey

We are currently in the process of redeveloping our website and we would like to enable you to have your say.

Please follow the link here to access our survey and provide us with your thoughts and ideas.