3MBS 40th Anniversary Project
In June 1975, the Music Broadcasting Society of Victoria realised it’s dream – a 24-hour classical music radio station which would rely on listeners subscribing to the service. In return subscribers would receive a printed program guide with details of the music scheduled. It was a simple concept but the idea itself paved the way in establishing community radio in Australia as a citizen powered and listener funded media sector. 3MBS’s humble origins from Brian Cabena’s shop in Kew, the move to Abbotsofrd Convent in 2007 and the station’s future are explored in this 2-hour through archival material and interviews with the people involved. This is our story.