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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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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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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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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:

7:00 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 by Chris Deacon.[...]

8:00 pm

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ArtSound Radio Theatre

A half hour of contemporary short plays either written specifically for radio by Canberra playwrights, or classic plays selected from the Artsound sound [...]

10:00 pm

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Poetry on the Radio

A weekly program, with readings, discussions, and news relating to Canberra-region poets and poetry. Hosted by Kimberly K. Williams and Peter Searles, [...]

10:30 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.

11:00 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.

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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