Sounds Like Community Radio

Sounds Like Community Radio: Celebrating Community Radio & Australian Music - a Live Broadcast Event

Danny Chifley, 5th August 2019
Community radio in Australia now reaches nearly 6,000,000 listeners each week. That’s a fair chunk of the nation regularly tuning in to hear grassroots culture in action, and Australian music is a big part of that.

Ever a source of support and inclusion for new and emerging Australian artists, community radio has been a nurturing space for Australian music to be first heard, often well before anyone hits the big time. 

To celebrate the amazing work community radio does nationwide through more than 400 stations, on Tuesday September 3, Brisbane’s 4ZZZ with the CBAA’s Amrap (Australian Music Radio Airplay Project) will present Sounds Like Community Radio. Sounds Like Community Radio is a live broadcast featuring some of the most exciting artists working in Australian music today, hosted by the people who bring them to your ears each week. 

Showcasing the fantastic diversity Australian music has to offer is one of community radio’s true calling cards. There’s an incredible line-up of artists performing on the day to fit the bill: The Goon Sax, Tralala Blip, Laura Imbruglia, Huntly, Emily Wurramara, McKisko, Gordon Koang and DRMNGNOW. The Goon Sax will cap off a stellar day of Australian sounds with their set coming from the 4ZZZ Carpark!   

We’re inviting anyone and everyone to take a tour of 4ZZZ, talk to community radio Music Directors from Triple R, 2SER, SYN, PBS, Edge Radio & 4ZZZ and hang out with us listening to the live to air performances. It’s also a great opportunity for any Australian musician to learn about Amrap, a free service that connects artists with broadcasters keen to play their music.  Come and have a drink and a bite on us! 

But of course, Sounds Like Community Radio is about the power of radio – so tune in wherever you are!

Sounds Like Community Radio – 2pm to 7pm, Tuesday September 3 2019. Live on 4ZZZ.

Presented by 4ZZZ and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

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Last week was a big week at BIGSOUND in Brisbane for community broadcasting!


On Tuesday 5 September 2023, we're celebrating the millions of listeners that tune into community radio each week, the people that make it and the incredible Australian music that keeps everyone all in. 


One of the guiding principles of community broadcasting in Australia is to support and develop local arts and music, and community radio is meeting this challenge and excelling. The amount of Australian music on community radio has never been higher.