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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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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

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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