January 05, 2012

What is 'Sounds Live'?

Sounds Live is a live-to-air music festival broadcast on 2MCE-FM community radio from studios on the Charles Sturt University campus in Bathurst, NSW Australia.
"Sounds Live" was awarded the 2009 National Winner of the "Most Innovative Outside Broadcast", at the Community Broadcasting Assoc. of Australia's National Conference, held in Brisbane (QLD) last November.

"Sounds Live" Objectives:
1. Provide a live performance opportunity for local musicians
2. Provide a programming alternative, and an entertaining and vital listening experience for our audience
3. Raise the profile of 2MCE in the community
4. Work collaboratively/develop partnerships with other local organisations
5. Engage 2MCE presenters in special event broadcasting
Live music venues in Bathurst are few and far between, and musicians struggle to find a venue where they can preform original live music. Local pubs will book a band for Saturday nights, but their audience mostly prefer a set of covers over originals.

With this in mind, 'Sounds Live' was devised by 2MCE-FM to offer a live performance opportunity on the radio for local musicians.
  • There is an annual week-long live-to-air "Sounds Live Festival", which includes a live launch event, concerts, cabarets, choir, workshops and performances from local musicians from both the 2MCE studios and local villages.
  • There is also a weekly one-hour live-to-air program on 2MCE, "Sounds Live Radio". Each Wednesday night (9-10 pm AEST), the Sounds Live team puts to air a local musician or ensemble performing in concert format, live from the studios.

Listen to a short sound sample from "Sounds Live Radio"(2.13' 4.28MB mp3, 256kbps)

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