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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Sep
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The Movie Club
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Movie Club

A local perspective of film and DVD.

Hit Parade of Yesterday
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hit Parade of Yesterday

Step back in time with vintage music from the 20s & 30s, more precisely, 1926-1937, jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities and music from the movies are featured. Original recordings are used. A monthly special highlights a personality or a band or, perhaps, a type of music or dance. This program began in March 1978!

The Broadway Musicals Yearbook
Sep 20 @ 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 from Sunday 5th July at 5pm. 

You can also catch a weekly repeat of the program from Tuesday 7th July at 11am.

Putumayo World Music Hour
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Putumayo World Music Hour

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

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Sep 20 @ 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.

Under African Skies
Sep 20 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:00 am
Sep
21
Sat
New York Jazz
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Our musical bag is nostalgia” says Tom Parker in his trip down memory lane, showcasing the very best in jazz from New York and cities across the USA. All the great names are there, from the 40s through to the current era, remembered with stories and anecdotes contributed by Tom and his listeners. Cast yourself into a world of ‘late night’ American jazz clubs and be charmed for two hours by a man of style and eloquence who lives in New York but still calls Australia home.