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Technical Upgrade Project
Music Broadcasting Society of Victoria
Grant Type
Thrive Grant
$112,000 over three years

Known for providing listeners a beautiful program of classical and jazz music, community radio station 3MBS looked to the future in 2007 and began planning to upgrade and digitise the station’s equipment and studios, including digitising its enormous library of 20,000 CDs for broadcast playout.

With project stages one and two complete, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has provided funding for the final stages of the project which will upgrade existing hardware and software bringing the station up to new broadcasting standards and ensuring operational longevity.

3MBS is run by a dedicated volunteer workforce of more than 200 people, 50 per cent of these over 60 years of age.

This significant technological upgrade has included digitally-linked studios and a performance studio enabling the station to record and broadcast inhouse performances by local, national and international musicians.