The global pandemic may have shut down many aspects of life as we know it, but PBS 106.7FM’s annual Radio Festival is not one of them. The good folk at PBS are once again calling on its listeners to dig deep and support the station that supports them, with its oh-so-apt 2020 theme ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’. Bringing you the best emerging, independent, specialist and underrepresented music 24-hours a day, 365 days a year for over four decades, PBS is the antidote we all need in these trying times, and is seeking your help to keep the station alive and the tunes spinning long into a post-COVID future. So alert the group chat, bombard your next zoom meeting and call everyone you know, because this is going to be a big one!
From Monday 18 May to Sunday 31 May you can join up or renew your annual PBS membership, or simply make a donation via the PBS website, during the station’s biggest online and on air fundraiser of the year. Tune into 106.7FM to catch tales from PBS’ past, cherished memories, guest appearances and your favourite PBS presenters sharing their thoughts on the many, many benefits of being a PBS member including, of course, a treasure trove of prizes.
“PBS has supported the Melbourne music community for over 40 years. Over that time most of the station’s income has been derived from sponsorship and membership. With many businesses closed due to COVID-19, most of our traditional sponsors are not in a position to support us at this time. Therefore, it is important for our survival that listeners sign up as members and that current members renew. Many people affected by the current restrictions are finding a sense of normality in listening to PBS. I urge them all to dig deep and support us with memberships and/or donations during our 2020 Radio Festival. You Can’t Stop The Music!”
– David Heard – Acid Country Presenter
The 2020 major prizes on offer to all those who join up or renew their PBS membership from Friday 1 May are:
– A Primavera 125 i-GET Vespa in classic white with tan saddle trim valued at $6,990* ride away, courtesy of Peter Stevens Motorcycles
– A Clingan Guitar Tone handmade ‘Goldfinger’ electric guitar with SKB road case
– A Gett by Funk turntable with F7 tonearm and AT cartridge courtesy of Audiophile
– A Giro F2 bike with Ortleib accessories from My Ride Collingwood
– An entire year’s worth of PBS feature albums
Stacks of prizes are up for grabs for all tiered memberships including performers, businesses, pets, juniors, Friends for a Decade and Friends for Life. Become a performer member and you could score a Baked Goods live session video recording, or sign up your business for the chance at $1000 worth of custom merchandise printing from Das T’Shirt Automat. Perhaps your pet’s membership has expired, renew your furry friend and you could be the proud owner of a hand painted pet portrait by Archibald finalist, Cameron Potts.
Plus each day of Radio Festival from Monday 18 May to Sunday 31 May, there’ll be a different spread of daily prizes to be won including merch packs, food and drink hampers, tickets, vouchers and more, all kindly donated by local businesses, venues, and generous members of our community. Some of the seemingly endless daily prizes up for grabs in 2020 are:
– A handmade Anna Cordell tailored suit with consultation and two fitting sessions
– The Blues Train Queenscliff Experience dinner and show for four
– Music on the Hill double pass, plus a bottle of wine or 4 beers and a signed poster
– A Sonos special edition HAY One Speaker in red
– A one month Shining Light yoga membership
– Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS) yearly membership and double session pass
And at least 100 more!
“PBS has spun The Teskey Brothers since we first started releasing music in 2016. We definitely wouldn’t have had such a good start without their early support. It’s really important that this great radio station can continue to support bands like us forever so please sign up to be a member during this year’s Radio Festival.”
– Sam Teskey of The Teskey Brothers
Every year PBS releases its coveted Sounds of Studio 5 Live compilation album featuring exclusive live recordings of guest artists from the year that was. All new and renewing members who join up during this year’s festivities will receive a digital copy featuring the likes of Surprise Chef, Pinch Points, On Diamond, Coda Chroma, Clowns, Dyson Stringer Cloher, Deline Briscoe, Karate Boogaloo, Ghost Note and many more. Plus, get ready to slide into your next zoom meeting in the latest PBS Radio Festival T-shirt designed by local artist Jase Harper. Simply join up as a passionate member or above and be the envy of all your half-dressed mates this iso.
PBS Radio Festival 2020: You Can’t Stop The Music
May 18 – May 31 2020
For the full list of daily prizes or to join head over to 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