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A lively and very different way to start the day, with a mix of quality music, commentary, arts news, interviews, information and features. The program features Australian Independent Radio News, Arts Diaries and weather bulletins on the hour.

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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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.

2:00 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.

4:00 pm

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Arts Cafe (repeat)

A repeat broadcast of the noon-2pm program: Every weekday at noon, straight after the The World, a summary of the day’s world events, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music, interviews, arts stories from the region, and the Arts Diary.

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

8:00 pm

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Jazz Frontiers

Where jazz went to when it was taking giant steps ahead. Peter Monaghan presents jazz on the "out" side and related music just outside jazz.

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 pm

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