Join or Renew Now 

Donate

Complete the Connection by joining up or renewing as a PBS member during Radio Festival! 

This Radio Festival we are asking listeners to Complete the Connection by joining or renewing their PBS membership. 

PBS is people powered radio. Our amazing team of volunteer announcers work hard to bring you electrifying tunes and amplify local voices every single week. We rely on the generousity of our members to keep the lights on so we can keep the airwaves charged with high-voltage music. 

Radio Festival runs from Monday 16 May – Sunday 29 May 2022.  

If PBS has helped you to stay connected with great music throughout the tumultuous past few years, we would love your support to continue powering on into the future. Everyone who Completes the Connection by joining up or renewing from the 1st May to the end of Radio Festival will go into the draw to win one of our shockingly magnetic major prizes

These are our membership levels, and what they entitle you to:  

Individual Memberships:  

Friend for Life: $1,600 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice, invites to special PBS events, and a Radio Festival t-shirt 
Friend for a Decade: $700 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice, invites to special PBS events, and a Radio Festival t-shirt 
Patron: $195 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice***, and a Radio Festival t-shirt 
Passionate: $120 – PBS pack and a Radio Festival t-shirt 
Proud: $85 / $40 (concession) – PBS pack  
PBS Junior (under 12s): $40 – PBS pack, including colouring set 

Performer Membership: 

Performer (solo, band, DJ): $120 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice  

Business Memberships:  

Business: $600 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice + business name listing on pbsfm.org.au, and a Radio Festival t-shirt 

Platinum Business (10 years): $4400 – PBS pack + weekly ‘thank you’ on show of choice + page on pbsfm.org.au (logo, link, description) + invites to special PBS events, and a Radio Festival t-shirt 
 

Radio Festival 2022 T-shirt Design by Ashley Ronning
Passionate, Patron, Friend for Life, Friend for a Decade
and Business members with receive a 2022 Radio Festival
t-shirt, designed by Ashley Ronning.

   

PBS Membership Benefits  

PBS is a station about music. We keep you in touch with what is happening in your scene, locally and abroad, with interviews and live performances every week. PBS keeps everyone in the loop and contributes to keeping Melbourne the creative city it is with music at its core.  

Sounds great? Here’s the catch – we need your support to make this all possible!  

Everyone who becomes a PBS Member* receives these great benefits:  

PBS Waves magazine home delivered twice a year  
Special Member entry price to PBS events
PBS eNewsletter every week 
Exclusive member giveaways of tickets, CDs and more throughout the year  
Great music from a great radio station that supports and promotes music and music making  

   

Plus, everyone who signs up gets a PBS membership pack, which includes:  

A PBS Member Discount Card, which provides discounts to more than 100 businesses and services around town  
An exclusive bumper sticker  
High Vaultage: Selections from the PBS Vault compilation download - tracks you can’t buy at records stores or online. 

Or go packless! If you'd prefer to receive nothing in the mail, we're happy to oblige! You'll keep the warm fuzzies of supporting PBS, and feel a little lighter knowing you've said 'no thanks' to potential land fill.  

  

This year we have unlocked the vault to bring you a collection of electrifying PBS live recordings. A digital copy of this powerful compilation is available to all members who Complete the Connection by joining up or renewing their membership during Radio Festival. 

 

As well as re-connecting with some wonderful performances and recordings from the past, this year's compilation also includes tributes to two of our favourite volunteers who sadly left us in 2021. The last recording Pierre Baroni worked on was a new version of the Soulgroove'66 theme (featuring Renee Geyer) and it's included on High Vaultage. When David Heard passed away many dozens of musicians recorded tribute songs as a way to pay their respects. On this year's compilation Liz Stringer has allowed us to include an intimate version of her song ‘Angela’ as a farewell gift to her dear friend Heardy. 

 

These are the artists featured on our High Vaultage Compilation: Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Red Eyes, Tamara Murphy, The Gospel Belles, Primitive Calculators, The Peep Tempel, Mere Women, Sal Kimber and the Rolling Wheel, The T-Bones, Quarter St, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Secret Masters, Mo'Ju, The New Cobras, Liz Stringer, Lamine Sonko and African Intelligence, and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks. 

 
  

 Radio Festival 2022 artwork by Ash Ronning 

 

For questions about membership:   

If you are having trouble renewing online, or would like to discuss other payment options, you can email (link sends e-mail) or call (03) 8415 1067 between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. 

* Membership is not refundable.  
*** Patron Memberships are for individuals only.  

  

Help us Make it Home!

We are at our new home in Collingwood Yards and it looks amazing, but we still need your support – we’ve raised about 80% of the funds to date.

We are currently testing and commissioning the first two of our new studios, with a third radio studio not far away.  Once our radio studios are complete we’ll be turning our attention to PBS’ live band room, Studio 5.  That’s still some months away but we’re really looking forward to a time when we can again present bands and musicians performing live-to-air from a purpose-built studio.

So if you can make a tax-deductible donation, no matter how big or small, it will mean the world to us. Every dollar raised will help pay for our new home, upgrade our broadcast equipment, and keep the music playing at PBS.

This move has been made possible through support from listeners and members, as well as the Victorian Government (through the Community Support Fund), the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Creative Partnerships Australia via Plus 1, and The Community Broadcasting Foundation. 

You can get behind PBS by making a tax-deductible donation to our Make It Home appeal by clicking here.  Every donation will help, and below are some suggested levels of support. 

$25,000 and above - Sky's the Limit* 

$25,000 - Raising the Roof* 

$10,000 - Higher Ground* 

$5,000 - Build Me Up* 

$1,067 - Good Vibrations* 

$500 - Brick by Brick 

$250 - Foundation 

$2 to $249 - Basement Jams 

* You'll be acknowledged on a plaque in our new home! 

All donations over $2 to the station are tax deductible – so if you're already a member, that's extra incentive to donate and help minimise your bill at tax time. 


Drive Live 2017 Melissa Cowan