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Electric Sunset electronic music odysseys with DJ Ides, Sat 10:00pm - Sun 12:00am
B.P.M. beats, breaks & mixes with PBS DJs & guests, Sun 12:00am - 2:00am
New Noise new program ideas with various presenters, Sun 2:00am - 6:00am
Magic Carpet Ride eclectic music with Ron Dickinson, Sun 6:00am - 9:00am

Blues & Roots

PBS is a leader in the blues and roots genres. If you enjoy blues, country, bluegrass, doo wop, gospel, Ska or old-school Rhythm and Blues then we definitely have something for you!

PBS Events

Jamaica Jump-Up #19 Sat 22 Oct 2016 Just Announced
The fire keeps burnin' at our monthly ska, rocksteady and early reggae party - join us at The Gasometer!

PBS Presents

Cookin’ On Cup Eve Mon 31 Oct 2016 Tickets Now On Sale
Get set for some sweet treats fresh from the oven this Cup Eve when Cookin’ On 3 Burners play The Spotted Mallard for one night only.
WE ARE 12: celebrating 12 years of The Operatives! Sun 4 Dec 2016 Just Announced
The Congo’s, Mark Pritchard (live) and an extra special International Act and more!
Port Fairy Folk Festival 2017 Fri 10 Mar 2017 - Mon 13 Mar 2017 Just Announced
Port Fairy Folk Festival promises a melting pot of talent for its 41st festival program set to sway Port Fairy’s picturesque shores once again.
Bonnie Raitt Mon 10 Apr 2017
"The band has never sounded better… and the best part is that we know how lucky we are to still get to make our livings doing something we love this much."

PBS News

PBS Studio 5 Live

  • Melbourne Ska Orchestra Sun 30 Oct 2016
    Tune in to Blue Juice for a live set from Melbourne Ska Orchestra. Studio 5 Live is proudly brought to you by PBS.

Community News

New Playlists

5ft High & Rising Sat 22 Oct 16
Malt Shop Hop Wed 19 Oct 16
Roots of Rhythm Wed 19 Oct 16
Southern Style Tue 18 Oct 16
It's a Gas Tue 18 Oct 16
Blue Juice Sun 16 Oct 16
The Juke Joint Sun 16 Oct 16
Magic Carpet Ride Sun 16 Oct 16

Listen to these programs...

Magic Carpet Ride

Ron Dickinson 2013
eclectic music with Ron Dickinson
Sun 6:00am - 9:00am

The Gospel Show

Peter Miles: Photo by Lee @
gospel with Peter Miles
Sun 9:00am - 11:00am

Blue Juice

authentic blues & ska with Mohair Slim
Sun 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Juke Joint

Matt Frederick - The Juke Joint
classic & contemporary blues with Matt
Sun 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Chris Xynos
music family trees with Chris Xynos
Mon 2:00am - 6:00am

Got The Blues

Andy Merkel
blues with Andy Merkel
alt Tue 2:00am - 6:00am

Southern Style

Jan Dale
bluegrass & old-time with Jan Dale
Tue 1:00pm - 3:00pm

It's a Gas

Dingo - May 2016
sounds of the fifties with Dingo
Tue 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Roots of Rhythm

Helen Jennings 2016
jazz, roots & blues with Helen Jennings
Wed 9:00am - 11:00am

Malt Shop Hop

Peter Merrett
a cappella, doo-wop & r'n'b with Mr. Doo-Wop
Wed 11:00am - 1:00pm

Jumpin' The Blues

Jumpin the blues
blues & r'n'b with Tom Sianidis
Wed 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Acid Country

Heardy by Jon Osborne
roots, rock & country with David Heard
Thu 3:00pm - 5:00pm

5 Feet High & Rising

Myles O'Neil-Shaw 2013
alt country with Myles O'Neill Shaw
Sat 6:00am - 9:00am

Shaggin' The Night Away

Ian Sutherland
carolina beach music with Big Ian Sutherland
Wed 2:00am - 6:00am

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