Fine Music Sydney
The radio station created by music lovers for lovers of music
Fine Music Sydney (formerly known as 2MBS and Fine Music 102.5) is Australia’s first stereo FM radio station. The station was officially opened on 1 February 1975 and we have now been on air for over 42 years.
Fine Music Sydney plays an important role in encouraging emerging musicians and music lovers in their ambitions to be professional musicians or broadcasters. Fine Music Sydney is an integral part of Sydney’s cultural landscape promoting and encouraging an active live classical and jazz music scene in our community and supporting music education. Fine Music Emerging Artist programs include: Artist in Residence, Young Composer Award, Young Virtuoso Award, Kruger Scholarship, Ken Weatherly Scholarship and our Emerging Artist Workshops and Showcase Productions.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Fine Music Sydney broadcasts a wide range of fine music. Renowned composers, orchestras, ensembles and soloists are featured in programs of classical and jazz music. Australia’s most talented composers and performers are also featured regularly in our broadcasts.
To complement our FM, DAB+, Listen Now and Radio On Demand options, we publish Fine Music, a monthly magazine featuring interviews, previews, opinions, news, arts calendar and CD reviews. Fine Music Sydney also has a professional recording studio for lease, which is used by some of Australia’s leading musicians for CD recordings.
Fine Music Sydney is owned and operated by the Music Broadcasting Society of New South Wales Co-operative Limited. Fine Music is a registered charitable organisation with a Charity Fundraising Number and is listed with the the Register of Cultural Organisations. Fine Music Sydney is a Community Radio station and a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
It is important to note that apart from a small staff team, Fine Music Sydney functions through the involvement of dedicated volunteers who generously contribute their time and talents across all aspects of the radio station.
To share the love of fine music through broadcasting
1. To be Sydney’s preferred broadcaster of classical music, jazz and other specialist music genres
2. To maintain and improve high standards in all we do
3. To promote Australian musicians and composers, with particular focus on the young
4. To provide a supportive and enjoyable work environment for volunteers and staff
5. To develop a sustainable financial model for the organisation