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 Register of Cultural Organisations. Fine Music Sydney is a Community Radio station and a member of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. 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 45 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. The Fine Music Emerging Artist program includes: Artists in Residence, Young Composer Award, Young Virtuoso Award, Stefan Kruger Scholarship, Ken Weatherly Jazz Scholarship and our Emerging Artist Workshops and Fine Music Showcase broadcasts. 

Mission Statement
​​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


Vice Regal Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of New South Wales 
Honorary Patron: Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
Artistic Patrons: Elena Kats-Chernin, Simon Tedeschi, Richard Tognetti AO, Brett Weymark
Emerging Artists Patron: Toby Thatcher
Young Composer Award 2019:  Callum O’Reilly
Young Virtuoso Award 2018:  Anna Stephens
Kruger Scholar 2020 Harry Sdraulig
Weatherly Scholar 2020:  Kate Wadey
Artist in Residence 2020: Marais Project
Associate Artist in Residence 2019: States of Chaos


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.

 David James​, Deputy Chair: Christopher Waterhouse, Secretary: Katy Rogers-Davies, Directors: Roger Doyle, Robert Gilchrist, Jayson McBride, Sue Ping Kee, Peter Poole, Appointed Directors:  David Jacobs​, Peter Stavrianos

STAFF: General Manager: Rebecca Beare, Community Engagement Manager: Mona Omar, Studio & Production Manager: Joe Goddard, Office Manager: Sharon Sullivan, Digital Content Producer: Lyndon PikeExecutive Assistants: Eddie Bernasconi, Tessa Miles

TECHNICAL ADVISORS: Honorary Technical Advisor: Max Benyon OAM, Broadcast Engineer: John Shenstone, Broadcast Systems Engineer: Roger Doyle, Information Technology Consultant Peter Bell, Recording Engineer: Jayson McBride

COMMITTEE CHAIRS: General Manager: Rebecca Beare, Jazz: Lloyd Capps (acting), Library: Rex Burgess, Presenters: Michael Field AM, Programming: James Nightingale, Technical: Peter Bell, Volunteers: Cynthia Kaye, Finance: Peter Poole, WHS: Angela Cockburn (acting)

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