Founded in 1974 by a small group of passionate volunteer music lovers, 2MBS Fine Music Sydney (formerly 2MBS-FM) is Australia’s first stereo FM radio station. The station continues to be managed and operated by over 200 dedicated volunteers, with support from a few paid staff, who generously donate their time and talents to organise and administer our extensive activities.
For over 47 years we have broadcast a wide range of fine music. Renowned composers, orchestras, ensembles and soloists are featured in programs of classical and jazz music. Australia’s most talented composers and performers are also featured regularly in our broadcasts.
In addition to music, we are committed to fostering young emerging talent with our various scholarship, award and residency programs, through which we provide rehearsal spaces, professional audio recording, promotional support, generous cash prizes and career boosting broadcast opportunities.
We also publish Fine Music Magazine, a monthly digital publication which includes a broadcast guide with complete details of works and performers to be heard on Fine Music during the month, as well as news, interviews and reviews, upcoming event listings and more.
2MBS Fine Music Sydney is owned and operated by the Music Broadcasting Society of New South Wales Co-operative Limited. We are a member of the NSW Public Broadcasting Association and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.