PBS Radio Festival 2021: Make It Home
Monday 17 May – Sunday 30 May 2021
“If there was a positive to come out of 2020 it was the realisation that PBS was an amazing conduit keeping us all connected through isolation. Music is good for the soul and PBS delivers in spades. Being a part of something bigger than yourself is a beautiful thing.” – Miss Goldie
It’s that time of year again folks, PBS Radio Festival is back and the station is celebrating with its 2021 theme ‘Make It Home’. From today until Sunday 30 May, PBS is asking listeners to help complete the build at their new residence at The Collingwood Yards, making it a great sounding and technically robust radio station that is capable of taking PBS into the future while continuing to be a warm and inviting home for music lovers.
Like the rest of the music industry, PBS has felt the economic effects of COVID and is still struggling to recover. In 2020, station revenue dropped significantly with sponsorship plummeting and events cancelled. The station was only able to stay afloat thanks to the immense support of members. As PBS embarks on its move to The Collingwood Yards, it needs your support more than ever! By joining up as a PBS member, renewing a lapsed membership during Radio Festival, or making a tax deductible donation to PBS, listeners can tangibly assist the station’s final steps to ‘Make It Home’ this year.
By supporting the station during its biggest fundraiser of the year, you are choosing to support the very best in music and radio. PBS members actively sustain independent, non-playlisted, thought-provoking radio created by a team of dedicated volunteer presenters, who champion the best emerging, specialist and underrepresented music 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. For over four decades, PBS has done this, with the past 20 years at their Easey Street home being some of the most transformational the station has seen. Now, the next chapter begins and you can play your part, no matter how big or small, in laying the foundations of another exciting era in community radio history, and of course, be in the running for a truckload of exclusive member prizes while you’re at it.
The 2021 PBS Radio Festival Major Prizes awaiting you are:
– Primavera 125 i-GET Vespa – Courtesy of Vespa Australia & Peter Stevens Motorcycles
– Clingan Guitar Tone handmade electric guitar and road case
– Clearaudio Concept Turntable with MM Cartridge from HeyNow HiFi
– Avanti INC 1 bicycle, Ortlieb pannier bag and rack from My Ride Collingwood
– A year’s worth of PBS feature albums
A multitude of PBS memberships types are available including Proud, Passionate, Patron, Friend for a Decade and Friend for Life for individuals plus Performer, Business, Pet and Junior memberships, so no matter what change you can spare this year there’s a membership waiting for you. Every day of Radio Festival there are stacks of Daily Prizes to be won too, with just some of the 2021 Daily Prizes including:
– Double Pass to a show of choice at Jazzlab
– The Blues Train ultimate bucket deal – tickets and merch
– Double pass to Port Fairy Folk Festival 2022
– WOMADelaide double pass
– A selection of record vouchers from the finest stores around Melbourne
– ‘Chasing Music: My Crazy Campervan Adventures in America’ book by PBS’ own announcer Jan Dale
The 2021 edition of PBS’ annual Sounds of Studio 5 Live compilation album is a time-travelling genre-spanning ‘Best Of’ featuring tracks from the past 20 years at Easey Street. The compilation features some of the finest musicians that have passed through Easey Street: Bonnie Prince Billy and Friends, Frank Yamma, Calexico, Dirty Three, Cosmic Psychos, The Ska Vendors, Magic Dirt, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Al Browne Trio, Pretty Things, Hiatus Kaiyote, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Courtney Barnett, Ben Frost, Sampa the Great, The Teskey Brothers, Turner Brown Band and Deline Briscoe. All new and renewing members who join up during this year’s festivities will receive a digital copy of the compilation, plus sign up as a passionate member or higher and step out into the world in a freshly pressed ‘Make It Home’ Radio Festival T-Shirt courtesy of local artist, Chris Drane.
With stacks of prizes to be won, and a fresh station to be built, be sure to sign up to PBS 106.7FM this Radio Festival and help the team ‘Make It Home’.
PBS ‘Make It Home’ Radio Festival
Monday 17 May – Sunday 30 May 2021
Join up, renew or donate online via www.pbsfm.org.au
If you are having trouble renewing online, you can email email@example.com or try calling (03) 8415 1067 between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and PBS will do their best to answer your call.