MBS light is a digital station. You can hear us by streaming through this website, 24/7. Or, you can hear us at Radio Garden. Or, of course, listen to us through your Digital Radio!
Unlike FM radio, digital radio doesn’t use frequency numbers (like “103.7”) to identify stations – instead, stations are identified by their name. To tune in, use the search option on your digital radio and scroll through all available stations until “MBS Light” is displayed. Want to make MBS light one of your favorite stations? Refer to your digital radio’s operating manual to have it ready at the touch of a button.
Most digital radios receive both digital and FM radio transmissions. This means you’ll be able to hear MBS light with the added bonus of 4MBS Classic FM, our mainstay classical music station. Two for the price of one!
Where can I found out what’s playing?
At present, the MBS light program grid can be seen only in the monthly 4MBS Program Guide, exclusive to subscribers. If you’re already a subscriber, click below!
Not a subscriber?
As a community broadcaster, we can keep our three, unique radio services on the air only with your support. Our affordable annual subscriptions offer a range of benefits, in addition to providing you with three radio services airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By becoming a subscriber to 4MBS Classic FM, you’re also supporting MBS Light and Silver Memories!
Our History and Timeline
1977 – The Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland Ltd formed to apply for a community radio FM licence to broadcast fine music in Brisbane.
1979 – An FM licence was granted and 4MBS FM went to air on 1st March 1979 – the first classical music FM station in Brisbane. The studios were at the Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education. Initially we broadcast for limited hours a day until we could build up the volunteer base. Within a few years we were broadcasting 24 hours a day.
1989 – two Australian Music Centre Awards for contribution to Australian Music.
1993 – 4MBS commences broadcasting from new premises in Coorparoo late 1993.
1994 – 4MBS Festival of Classics starts in Coorparoo.
1994 – Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Award for best radio entertainment.
1996 – CBAA Award for Best Regular Series Music Lover’s Choice.
1997 – CBAA Award for Best Special Music Program.
1998 – 4MBS Performance Studio built with seating capacity of 60 people.
2001 and 2003 – CBAA Award for Contribution to Local Music.
2004 – 4MBS Classic FM named Australia’s Radio Station of the Year at the CBAA Awards.
2004 – 4MBS Ticketing Service commences.
2006 – ABIF Award for the 4MBS Concert Recording Team.
2007 – Silver Memories radio station goes to air to address social isolation in the aged.
2007 – 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival starts in Bulimba.
2009 – 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival starts in Sandgate.
2010 – 4MBS partners with QPAC and QMF to present the Gothic Symphony.
2011 – Matilda Award for AMADEUS and a CBAA Award for Excellence in Music Programming.
2014 – CBAA Award for Best New Radio Program.
2014 – MBS Light goes to air playing light, popular classics and jazz.
2014 – 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival starts in Newstead.
2015 – Silver Memories distributed nationally via satellite.
2015 – Silver Memories Finalist in International Dementia Awards.
2015 – CBAA Award for Best Australian Music Program.
2016 – CBAA Award for Excellence in Community Participation.
2017 – Tony Staley Award, the highest award in community broadcasting –– for Outstanding Contribution to Community Broadcasting.
2018 – CBAA Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for 4MBS Festivals.
2019 – Silver Memories App launches for Apple iPads.
2020 – Silver Memories App launches for Android tablets