Nothing will stop PBS 106.7FM from putting on their annual extravaganza.
Themed ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’, PBS 106.7FM’s annual Radio Festival returns from today until the end of the month. Self-isolation can’t get in the way of a good time and PBS know how to party, so let’s get down and boogie to help out one of the most important cultural establishments in Melbourne – our music and arts industries wouldn’t be the same without it.
Over the next two weeks, you can join up or renew your annual PBS membership online, or simply make a donation via the PBS website, during the station’s biggest online and on-air fundraiser of the year.
Tune into 106.7FM to catch tales from PBS’ past, cherished memories, guest appearances and your favourite PBS presenters sharing their thoughts on the many, many benefits of being a PBS member including, of course, a treasure trove of prizes.
“PBS has supported the Melbourne music community for over 40 years,” says Acid Country Presenter David Heard. “Over that time most of the station’s income has been derived from sponsorship and membership. With many businesses closed due to COVID-19, most of our traditional sponsors are not in a position to support us at this time. Therefore, it is important for our survival that listeners sign up as members and that current members renew. Many people affected by the current restrictions are finding a sense of normality in listening to PBS. I urge them all to dig deep and support us with memberships and/or donations during our 2020 Radio Festival. You Can’t Stop The Music!”
As always, there will be a tonne of surprises in store for anyone that jumps on board.
While daily prizes include food and drink hampers, vouchers, tickets and merch packs (all kindly donated by local businesses, venues, and generous members of the community), the list of 2020 major prizes include a scooter courtesy of Peter Stevens Motorcycles, a handmade electric guitar from Clingan Guitar Tone in Collingwood, an Audiophile turntable as well as other things such as an entire year’s worth of PBS feature albums and a new road bike from My Ride Collingwood.
On top of that, new and renewing members will all receive PBS’s renowned Sounds of Studio 5 Live digital album, featuring live recordings from the likes of Ghost-Note, Surprise Chef, Pinch Points, On Diamond, Coda Chroma, Clowns, Dyson Stringer Cloher and many more.
“PBS has spun The Teskey Brothers since we first started releasing music in 2016,” says Sam Teskey of The Teskey Brothers. “We definitely wouldn’t have had such a good start without their early support. It’s really important that this great radio station can continue to support bands like us forever so please sign up to be a member during this year’s Radio Festival.”
PBS Radio Festival kicks off from today, Monday May 18, and runs until Sunday May 31. Jump on board and become a PBS subscriber through their website.
Photo by Naomi Lee Beveridge