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Sounds Early

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

10:00 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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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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The very best of big band swing music ever – includes special features on swing groups and artists.

4:00 pm

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Disc Drive

Great music, arts interviews, reviews, and the Arts Diary from the ArtSound Disc Drive team. They feature Australian Independent Radio News, weather bulletins, and interviews with local community organisations.

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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Down in the Basement

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

8:00 pm

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Blue Notes

Blue Notes will showcase contemporary blues music, with a heavy emphasis on new release Australian music.

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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