From Thursday October 5, SBS will update its radio schedule across its linear and digital audio platforms to give listeners more choice of how and when to tune in, and in over 60 languages.
Pictured above from left to right: Lowanna Grant, NITV Radio EP; David Hua, SBS Director of Audio and Language Content and Nital Desai, SBS Gujarati EP.
David Hua, SBS Director of Audio and Language Content said:
“Radio remains at the heart of what SBS does, from our humble beginnings as two ethnic radio stations in 1975 to this expanded schedule giving contemporary audiences of all backgrounds and ages even more ways to listen and connect with the content they love.
As SBS looks ahead to its 50th anniversary, our diverse listeners will enjoy more live radio in the daytime as well as their favourite audio on demand especially during drive time. This is being driven by our ongoing focus on accelerating digital-first production across our full offering of radio, live streaming, digital publishing and podcasting.”
Current timeslots will be maintained for daily programs representing some of Australia’s largest language communities with other programs moving to allow for increased engagement and accessibility, including on SBS Radio 3 alongside a BBC World Service English line-up and on SBS PopDesi which will be rebranded into a destination channel for South Asian communities.
Full catch-up (repeat) programs will air on existing evening and weekend timeslots and an additional benefit of a new national delay across time zones, enabling programs to run at a consistent time for listeners wherever they are listening in Australia.
Schedule change details can be found here