ArtSound FM

Your Music and Arts Companion.

ArtSound FM delivers a wide variety of fine music and arts programming on two frequencies across the ACT, and also streaming on the web. Now celebrating 20 years of great art sound, this community station plays a mix of jazz, classical, folk, blues and world music. ArtSound FM is a member of the Australian Fine Music Network.

 

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Weekly Program Schedule

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Monday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Swingtime with Mick O’Donnell

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

10:00 am

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The Senior Memories Hour

Our mornings are changing: to accommodate seniors who may be socially isolated, we bring you The Senior Memories Hour.   An hour of nostalgia [...]

11:00 am

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On This Day

Join us as we revisit the artistic and cultural events of yesteryear in the ACT Region.[...]

11:58 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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In the Foyer

Bill Stephens presents reviews, interviews, announcements, and music from the performing arts in and around Canberra. Long-time ArtSound producer and presenter, seasoned theater performer and ArtSound producer Len Power (The Gershwin Project, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook) provides insightful reviews.

3:30 pm

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Global Village

A musical carpet ride for armchair travellers. Habib Massad celebrates cultural diversity with music from all corners of the globe.

4:00 pm

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The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

5:00 pm

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Under African Skies

A weekly celebration of African music   Musicologist David Barr, who grew up in South Africa, presents lively music from across the African continent. He highlights both traditional and contemporary regional styles. Highly danceable.

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Jazz Made in Australia

A showcase of the talents of Australian jazz musicians and composers with occasional interviews, a focus on a particular event, or a look back at the history of jazz in Australia.

10:00 pm

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Beale Street Caravan

This blues radio program brings live-in-concert performances to more than 3 million listeners each week around the world.

11:00 pm

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Putumayo World Music Hour

An internationally distributed program hosted by KFOG San Francisco’s Rosalie Howarth, who takes a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures with a blend of well-known artists and exceptional underexposed ones.

12:00 am

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After Hours

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

1:00 am

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Tuesday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Roaring Twenties

Neil Sheldon presents a showcase of popular music from the 1920s, the Age of Jazz[...]

10:00 am

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The Senior Memories Hour

Our mornings are changing: to accommodate seniors who may be socially isolated, we bring you The Senior Memories Hour.   An hour of nostalgia [...]

11:00 am

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On This Day

Join us as we revisit the artistic and cultural events of yesteryear in the ACT Region.[...]

11:58 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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Red Velvet and Wild Boronia

A showcase of artists who performed at The School of Arts Café in Queanbeyan, from 1986 to 2000 the best known and longest established cabaret venue in Australia. Bill Stephens presents performances by Australia’s most accomplished music theatre and cabaret performers.

3:30 pm

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Music Box

Vintage music with a story   An eclectic mix of artists and genres including light (pop) classical, jazz, folk, and nostalgia, as well as [...]

4:00 pm

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The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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New York Jazz

“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.

10:00 pm

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After Hours

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

11:30 pm

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Ultima Thule

From 2MBS in Sydney, a 90-minute mix of ambient, trance, drone, and chill-out electronica, spacemusic, ancient, medieval, and neoclassical creations, traditional and world music, soundtracks, cool jazz, and impressionist soundworks.

12:00 am

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After Hours

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

1:30 am

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Wednesday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Hit Parade of Yesterday

On air since 1978 with vintage music from the 20s & 30s: jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities, and music from the movies.

10:00 am

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The Senior Memories Hour

Our mornings are changing: to accommodate seniors who may be socially isolated, we bring you The Senior Memories Hour.   An hour of nostalgia [...]

11:00 am

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On This Day

Join us as we revisit the artistic and cultural events of yesteryear in the ACT Region.[...]

11:58 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Concert Hall

The best of Canberra performances of all forms of classical music performed by local and international solo instruments, voices, ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, and local churches.

1:30 pm

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In the Foyer

Bill Stephens presents reviews, interviews, announcements, and music from the performing arts in and around Canberra. Long-time ArtSound producer and presenter, seasoned theater performer and ArtSound producer Len Power (The Gershwin Project, The Broadway Musicals Yearbook) provides insightful reviews.

3:30 pm

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Swingtime with Mick O’Donnell

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

4:00 pm

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The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Tiki Lounge Remix

Seth Jordan hosts an old favourite and CBAA Award winner: the latest in world music, jazz, digital beats, and aural exotica along with insightful interviews with international and Australian artists, producers, and festival organisers.

10:00 pm

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After Hours

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

12:00 am

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Thursday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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Hot, Sweet & Jazzy

From the studios of The Pulse, Geelong, a rotating line-up of six jazz aficionados playing tunes from across and near the genre, from the 1920s onward, and from America, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere, including rare recordings.

10:00 am

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The Senior Memories Hour

Our mornings are changing: to accommodate seniors who may be socially isolated, we bring you The Senior Memories Hour.   An hour of nostalgia [...]

11:00 am

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On This Day

Join us as we revisit the artistic and cultural events of yesteryear in the ACT Region.[...]

11:58 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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The Voices, The Roles

Angela Coburn of Fine Music FM Sydney explores the different voice types and the roles they are traditionally assigned in opera and musical theatre.

3:30 pm

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Anonymous, Photograph of the Stratford Brass Band, c.1907-20

Let the Bands Play

From 3CR, a cavalcade of the best brass, military, pipe, and concert bands from Australia and elsewhere.

4:00 pm

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The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

5:00 pm

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World Vibe

Weekday evenings, feel the pulse of the planet through the popular “World Vibe”. You’ll get to hear world fusion, contemporary and traditional music from a diverse range of countries and cultures. It’s your free ticket around the world. Friday Nights feature special broadcasts of the Putumayo Concert Hour. Visit the website: www.putumayo.com

7:00 pm

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Down in the Basement

Two hours of great jazz, blues, with splashes of soul and funk.

8:00 pm

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Live Archive

Paul Conn brings you the best recorded live concerts.   Live Archive presents a concert from the past 60 years from a range of artists and [...]

10:00 pm

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A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan

Barry O’Sullivan’s nationally broadcast program, in its 14th year on the Community Radio Network. From his home base in The Blue Mountains, he presents contemporary and occasionally nostalgic jazz from Australia and elsewhere..

11:00 pm

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After Hours

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

12:00 am

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Friday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin

Bill McGlaughlin delves into a wide assortment of classical music. Each five-program series builds off a theme ranging from composer biographies to the music of various cultures and times.

9:00 am

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The Phantom Dancer

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton hosts a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. With high energy music, first hand history from original radio broadcasts, and little talk. Won the CBAA Best Music Show Award in 2007 and was a finalist in 2016.

10:00 am

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The Senior Memories Hour

Our mornings are changing: to accommodate seniors who may be socially isolated, we bring you The Senior Memories Hour.   An hour of nostalgia [...]

11:00 am

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On This Day

Join us as we revisit the artistic and cultural events of yesteryear in the ACT Region.[...]

11:58 am

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Arts Café

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

12:00 pm

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Classical Mood

Knowledgeable ArtSound enthusiasts of classical music presents time-honoured favourites and new works from the world’s finest composers, soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.

1:30 pm

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Bach Hour

Mark Shepheard explores one of the most musically productive families of all time: not just Johann Sebastian, but also Carl Philipp Emanuel, Johann Nicolaus, Johann Christian, and many others.

2:30 pm

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Movie Club

A local perspective on film and DVD   Luke McWilliams and Marisa Martin’s lively exploration of current cinema.[...]

3:30 pm

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Hit Parade of Yesterday

On air since 1978 with vintage music from the 20s & 30s: jazz, big bands, and some Australian bands, personalities, and music from the movies.

4:00 pm

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The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

5:00 pm

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Putumayo World Music Hour

An internationally distributed program hosted by KFOG San Francisco’s Rosalie Howarth, who takes a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures with a blend of well-known artists and exceptional underexposed ones.

7:00 pm

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Friday Night Live

The best of live recorded jazz, world, and related music from venues around Canberra, or from our studios. ArtSound’s long-time broadcaster and Manager Technology, Chris Deacon, gives you the best seats in the house at gigs recorded in the Canberra-region. The award-winning program emphasises local talent but occasionally presents national and international acts. Want to get involved? Contact Chris at FNL@artsound.fm

8:00 pm

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Under African Skies

A weekly celebration of African music   Musicologist David Barr, who grew up in South Africa, presents lively music from across the African continent. He highlights both traditional and contemporary regional styles. Highly danceable.

10:00 pm

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After Hours

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

11:00 pm

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Saturday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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In Conversation

Each Saturday morning, Michael Morton-Evans from Fine Music FM in Sydney is in conversation with fascinating Australian identities.

9:00 am

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Discovery

The latest in new Australian recordings in all ArtSound’s music genres and their variants

10:00 am

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The ArtSound Recorded Music Society

ArtSound presenters’ and listeners' much-loved recordings In 1944, the Canberra Recorded Music Society began meeting at Albert Hall, the Institute of [...]

12:00 pm

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Live Archive

Paul Conn brings you the best recorded live concerts.   Live Archive presents a concert from the past 60 years from a range of artists and [...]

1:00 pm

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The Music Works

The best in contemporary jazz & world music   The best in contemporary jazz, world, and related music presented alternately by Stan [...]

2:00 pm

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Light Orchestral Hour

Favourite light classical   Stan D’Argeavel curates an hour of the finest in light orchestral music recordings.

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4:00 pm

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Music Collector

An hour of quality popular music from the heyday of radio – the 1940s to the 1970s.

5:00 pm

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A Jazz Hour with Barry O’Sullivan

Barry O’Sullivan’s nationally broadcast program, in its 14th year on the Community Radio Network. From his home base in The Blue Mountains, he presents contemporary and occasionally nostalgic jazz from Australia and elsewhere..

6:00 pm

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Woodsongs

Take a trip to Lexington, Kentucky, for all your blues and roots and folk needs. A celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it.

7:00 pm

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At the National

Concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

8:00 pm

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Across the Tracks

Alex Imaschew combines everything from '50s R&B to '60s jazz to retro soul with compelling personal stories for good measure.

9:30 pm

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Aladdin’s Cave

Philby takes you on a musical adventure of classic blues and roots music.

11:00 pm

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After Hours

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

1:00 am

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Sunday

The Soundspace

ArtSound’s soundscape of seamless jazz, folk, and blues fills each weekday mid-morning.

7:00 am

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Concert Hour

Deutsche Welle and sister broadcasters present live recordings of classical music performances in Germany’s palaces, churches, and concert hall, including from such regional  festivals as Schleswig-Holstein Music l, MDR Summer Music, and Rheingau.

8:00 am

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Arts Alive

Arts Alive, produced in Melbourne by the Independent Media Foundation, presents reports from around Australia and occasionally NZ and Singapore: news and current events, guest of the week, and a review.

9:00 am

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Sounds Folk

The best folk music   The best in current and past folk music and its many associated styles.[...]

10:00 am

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A Jazz Experience

The whole history of the genre   Recent ArtSound trainees bring you their favourite tracks and discoveries from the long, varied history of jazz.[...]

12:00 pm

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Arts About

Neil Doody provides a look back at the best arts content from the week, and previews some from the week ahead <iframe [...]

1:00 pm

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Sounds Classical

Classical music from the Renaissance through to today, often with a weekly theme.

2:00 pm

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Hot, Sweet & Jazzy

From the studios of The Pulse, Geelong, a rotating line-up of six jazz aficionados playing tunes from across and near the genre, from the 1920s onward, and from America, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere, including rare recordings.

4:00 pm

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The Broadway Musicals Yearbook

In each episode, Len Power explores the musical theatre of one year — chosen at random — from the long history of the art form. He plays songs from hit Broadway shows and the flops, too; songs you know and love and great songs you’ve never heard before. Len also shares anecdotes about behind-the-scenes treachery, bad luck, poor management, and total incompetency.

5:00 pm

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Roaring Twenties

Neil Sheldon presents a showcase of popular music from the 1920s, the Age of Jazz[...]

6:00 pm

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Allegory of Music. A painting by Laurent de La Hyre

Early Music Experience

Mark Shepheard explores European music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

7:00 pm

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Concert Hall

The best of Canberra performances of all forms of classical music performed by local and international solo instruments, voices, ensembles, orchestras, and choirs at such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, and local churches.

8:00 pm

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The Phantom Dancer

1920s-30s singer Greg Poppleton hosts a non-stop mix of swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio. With high energy music, first hand history from original radio broadcasts, and little talk. Won the CBAA Best Music Show Award in 2007 and was a finalist in 2016.

10:00 pm

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Bohemian Beat

Riddhi explores poetry and its influence on music and culture through the ages.

11:00 pm

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After Hours

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

12:00 am

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Programs for Seniors

Artsound’s Senior Memories service provides programs for people with restricted access to social services and entertainment. Most listeners are in aged-care facilities.

Content includes entertainment, health, and education information specifically tailored to the audience.

Senior Memories is delivered via the Internet as a streaming digital-audio service to subscribing locations.

What is it?

Launched as a trial in May 2013, ArtSound’s Senior Memories Service aims to enhance the quality of life of seniors who may be socially isolated or living in aged-care facilities and retirement villages.

Senior Memories

How does it work?

Senior Memories is delivered via the Internet as a digital audio service currently streamed into subscribing locations in Lyons ACT, Curtin ACT, Page ACT, Belconnen ACT, Lyneham ACT, Griffith NSW, Yoogali NSW, and Finley NSW.

Senior Memories employs some of the latest audio-over-Internet technology to deliver a pristine signal to participating sites. The service originates at ArtSound FM’s Manuka Arts Centre studios in Canberra.

A small team of dedicated ArtSound volunteers delivers Senior Memories. The 24-hour-per-day schedule includes “nostalgia” and other music; recordings of local and national concerts; segments on mindfulness, well-being, poetry, and photography for the ageing; life stories; origins of Canberra suburb names; era-specific radio serials; and various programs that originate or air through ArtSound FM.

A particular feature is the Senior Memories Morning Show which streams during weekday mornings. Once a month a Senior Memories Morning Show is dedicated to a specific facility, and incorporates birthday calls for residents and details of activities under way at the particular facility.

Significant supporters of Senior Memories include the ACT Government, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Rural Funds Management, Infinite Networks, and the Rotary Club of Belconnen.

Our service has recently attracted interest from the University of Canberra which is researching the measurement of benefits of era-specific music and related programs on the quality of life of residents of aged-care facilities.

For more information, contact ArtSound FM at admin@artsound.fm or (02) 6295 7444.

“I am very impressed with the Senior Memories network, which is professionally produced, is much appreciated by recipients of the service, and provides for an excellent community service outlet for the service’s volunteers.”

– Mick Gentleman MLA

Then Minister for the Ageing, January 2015

“Our residents love your station — they can’t get enough!”

– Betty Szuromi

Activities Coordinator, Villaggio Sant’ Antonio, Page

ArtSound broadcasts many interviews with Canberra arts practitioners and arts and culture organisers.

Below we have the best interviews ArtSound’s volunteers have recorded in our studios or in the field. The interviews are heard on such programs as Arts Café, heard Monday to Friday from noon to 1:30pm, and In the Foyer, heard Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30pm.

If you would like to be interviewed by ArtSound FM, or to recommend that we interview someone in particular, please fill in the form here.

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