Now on PBS

Hippopotamus Rex hip hop worldwide with Ronin Hamill, Mon 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Blend hip hop, beats, bass & experimental with Bevin and Emelyne, Mon 10:00pm - Tue 12:00am
Ear of the Behearer noisy free jazz with Paul Kidney, Tue 12:00am - 2:00am
Got The Blues blues with Andy Merkel, Tue 2:00am - 6:00am

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

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Mallard Movies: Garage Rockin' Craze Tue 26 Mar 2019 This Week
Mallard Movies hosts a FREE screening of the documentary Garage Rockin' Craze; exploring the underground garage and rock scene in Japan.

PBS Presents

Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records Fri 29 Mar 2019 - Sat 30 Mar 2019 Selling Fast
PBS & Thornbury Picture House presents the Melbourne cinema premier of Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records.
BLUESFEST TOURING – SIDESHOWS Sun 14 Apr 2019 - Sat 27 Apr 2019
There are some stellar artists heading to Melbourne to perform Bluesfest sideshows and PBS is excited to present a selection of these killer shows.

Program Highlights

  • Mac Wiseman Tribute Southern Style Tue 26 Mar 2019
    One of the first generation of Bluegrass musicians Mac Wiseman died age 93 on 24th February 2019 after 70 years in the...

Community News

  • Do you have PBS memorabilia? Mon 21 Jan 2019 - Sun 31 Mar 2019
    Callout for PBS memorabilia for our 40th Anniversary commemorative book!

New Playlists

Blue Juice Sun 24 Mar 19
The Juke Joint Sun 24 Mar 19
Magic Carpet Ride Sun 24 Mar 19
5ft High & Rising Sat 23 Mar 19
Jumpin' the Blues Wed 20 Mar 19
Malt Shop Hop Wed 20 Mar 19
Roots of Rhythm Wed 20 Mar 19
Southern Style Tue 19 Mar 19

Special Events and Features Archive

  • Twilight Sounds 2019 Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Listen back to our live broadcast from Sills Bend, featuring Cash Savage and The Last Drinks with Cookin' On 3 Burners & Freya Josephine Hollick.
  • Highlights from Drive Live 2019 Mon 4 Feb 2019 - Fri 8 Feb 2019
    Check out the highlights from PBS' biggest week of the year - Drive Live!

Listen to these programs...

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 OAM
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 2017
alt country with Myles O'Neil-Shaw
Sat 6:00am - 9:00am

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

Shaggin' The Night Away

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


Connections - Sasha, Kylie Auldist & Chris
music family trees with Chris & Sasha
alt Mon 2:00am - 6:00am

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