WE ARE A BROADCASTING AND ARTS ORGANISATION, SPREADING A LOVE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE PERFORMING ARTS THROUGHOUT BRISBANE AND BEYOND.
Established in 1979 in the sunny city of Brisbane, 4MBS began life as a small community classical music radio station, broadcasting on 103.7FM. Today, we are one of Australia’s premiere community radio stations, producing three different radio services. We also produce festivals, plays and concerts, and provide arts and educational services.
To promote, entertain, and educate people about classical music and related arts. In addition to broadcasting, we provide performance and employment opportunities for Queensland talent – not only musicians, but actors, directors, composers, writers, and lighting and set designers. 4MBS is also recognised for its promotion of young and emerging musicians, and artists through many school, university and community based activities.
At our core, we are one of Australia’s premier community radio stations, running three different services: 4MBS Classic FM 103.7, MBS Light Digital, and Silver Memories. In 2004, we were named Australia’s Radio Station of the Year at the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia awards. But, we are so much more than a radio station! In addition to broadcasting, 4MBS is a production house for festivals, concerts, theatre productions and arts support services. Our annual 4MBS Festival of Classics brings a month of classical music concerts and events to venues throughout Brisbane. Our annual Brisbane Shakespeare Festival brings the Bard to Brisbane’s parks with free outdoor professional performances of Shakespeare plays, plus other Shakespearean-themed events.
4MBS is also responsible for commissioning and producing the nostalgic play Cribbie; for several nationwide tours of the classic play Amadeus; and for the 2010 performance of the record-breaking Gothic Symphony, featured in the award-winning suspenseful and beautiful documentary The Curse of the Gothic Symphony.
A small number of paid staff and around 300 volunteers work tirelessly around the clock to make our broadcasting and events happen. Even if you came by on a Saturday night, you’d see a dedicated volunteer or two behind the microphone!
4MBS is supported by annual subscriptions, donations and bequests, sponsors and a range of fundraising activities. If you’d like to subscribe, support us, or register as a volunteer, please click here!
4MBS broadcasts from a lovely old “Queenslander” style house which has been converted into a radio studio with an adjoining performance studio! Feel free to stop by to see our studios, or to visit our small radio museum which houses a collection of vintage radios!
Street and postal address: 384 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo, QLD, 4151
Phone: (07) 3847 1717