Freelance writer – creative – media-maker
If you are a classical music fan living in Victoria than you might already know what I’m talking about…
3MBS is a Victorian community radio station which specialises in classical music, but also features jazz and the odd world music programme. They have the regulars such as Breakfast and Drive, as well as more specialist programmes on opera and film music, and feature Australian performers and composers more than any other radio station in the state.
I was talking to a friend the other day and she was telling me that she had just started switching on the radio more and listening to ABC Classic FM. When I told her about 3MBS 103.5 FM, she wondered what was the difference between the two. I just told her that I think both are great, and the major differences are 3 MBS has more Australian content and in particular more Victorian content, and more support for local arts organisations. Oh yeah, and there is the minor issue of pay…..3MBS basically runs off the strength of its 200-ish volunteers (a large number even for a community radio station!) whilst ABC presenters are, of course, paid.
I’m doing a ‘work placement/cert III’ in Media there at the moment and I can’t say enough how lovely everyone is there, it really is such an inclusive environment.
Anyhow, check it out if you get the chance. It’s a great station to support if you’re looking for a cause 😀
Ciao for now,