3MBS Fine Music

    Community Radio Station

    3MBS is a fine music community radio station in Melbourne. Founded in 1975, 3MBS was the first FM station in Victoria and led the way for the introduction of community radio in Australia. 3MBS passionately supports fine music, especially Melbourne musicians and composers, and is the only locally based fine music radio station in Victoria. A small team of staff support nearly 200 volunteers who undertake presenting, programming, sound engineering, library and administrative duties to broadcast around the clock, 365 days per year. 3MBS hosts an annual Young Performers competition, and an annual 14-hour fundraising marathon featuring a myriad of extraordinary artists. 3MBS relies on listener support in the form of subscriptions, donations and bequests to meet its broadcast costs.

    3MBS Schubert Marathon artists: William Hennessy, Kathryn Selby, Tobias Breider, Chris Howlett, Ben Hanlon, photo by Tam Vu.