PBSFM is a community radio station run almost entirely by volunteers, and plays a variety of music from roots to contemporary. Most importantly it regularly features bluegrass music.
From 1:00pm to 3:00pm every Tuesday,Â Melbourne’s PBS – 106.7FM broadcasts Jan Dale’s Southern Style with an emphasis on Bluegrass Music, both traditional and contemporary. Jan also explores this music’s roots and influences through Old-Time American music and some Acoustic Blues, Cajun and Western Swing. Particular instruments such as the banjo or fiddle are often featured as are interviews with some of the genres’ leading exponents and in-studio live to air performances where possible.
Between May 18th and 31st everyone who signs up to become a member, or renews an existing membership, to PBS will go into the draw to win our Grand Prize – a fabulous European trip including a beach resort stopover in South East Asia worth $10,000 (thanks to Passport Travel and Peregrine) or any one of the great prizes in our $50,000 prize pool. Full prize details available here.
Throughout the two weeks of Radio Festival the station is a hive of activity and every announcer will be asking you to become a member to their show. With instant giveaways including wine vouchers, DVDs, meals for two and PBS T-shirts on top of the entry into the main prize draw, there has never been a better time to become part of the PBS family.
Plus, sign up online and you could be in the running for an extra prize. All online memberships will be in the draw to win a Sangean WR-11 Radio plus a year’s pass to all PBS-produced events from July 2009 to June 2010 and a limited edition special design Crumpler bag. What are you waiting for?
And this year, for the first time, all donations over $2 to PBS are tax-deductable so, don’t let the taxman get all your cash, add a donation onto your membership or just donate whatever you are able and send your stimulus straight to your ears!
Tune into 106.7FM or listen online here.
Radio Festival, 30 years on. More important than ever May 18th – 31st.
All bluegrass lovers in Melbourne and surrounding region need to call PBS and sign up for Jan Dale’s Southern Style. Call during the show and grab a freebie from Jan. Phone Melb. 8415 1067. now, or next Tuesday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
You can also stream PBS live, and also stream all the shows from last week to 12 months ago. So if you can’t get PBS on the radio, you can get it online. What a fantastic resource for music lovers. The whole country should get behind Jan’s show. The whole world! Then they will be persuaded to put on more bluegrass shows and there will be more for everyone. Don’t freeload – subscribe today.