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JAKE FROM COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS: PBS RADIO FESTIVAL 2022

Cookin’ On 3 Burners are Australia’s hardest hitting Hammond Organ Trio – joining the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz & Boogaloo.

Listening to Cookin’ On 3 Burners is like poking your head through a time portal that stretches between the year you were born and the middle of next week. On one hand there are clues to a spiritual home that’s situated somewhere in the back streets of 1966, but on the other is a reinvented soul stew that’s very much a product of the 21st Century.

Cookin’ On 3 Burners are longtime supporters of Melbourne’s amazing community radio scene and in particular PBS. Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips spoke with the band’s keyboard player Jake Mason about the importance of radio station PBS during their Radio Festival week.

It’s the most electrifying time of the community radio calendar! Plug in, switch on and fire up that voltage, because PBS Radio Festival is returning to the airwaves this month and the station needs you to help ‘Complete The Connection’. From Monday 16 – Sunday 29 MayPBS 106.7FM are holding their biggest annual fundraiser, Radio Festival, asking listeners to dig deep, plug into the mainframe and amplify this open circuit community of music-lovers and tastemakers. After the gargantuan task of moving an entire radio station less than a block away in the midst of a global pandemic, PBS have just about settled into their new home at Collingwood Yards and need listener support to help complete the final connection for the station’s inaugural Radio Festival at their new digs.

As a completely independent, non-profit, people-powered community radio station, the PBS 106.7FM relies heavily on listener support during Radio Festival and beyond to complete the circular, reciprocal energy and support the station that supports you. What goes around, comes around and this year is no exception. The presenters you’ve come to know and love have been spinning algorithm-free, specialist and under-represented music 24/7 for over 40 years, all carefully curated by individuals who are each tastemakers and experts in their field. The final link in upholding this delicate communal connection is you, dear listener, and the time to complete that connection is now.

From Monday 16 – Sunday 29 May supporters can join up as a member of varying subscription levels during Radio Festival to help keep the vibrancy of PBS buzzing for another year. There are many tiers of memberships available including Proud, Passionate and Patron levels as well as everything from Juniors to Pets; Performers to Businesses; and Friends for a Decade to Friends for Life. No matter the amount you can contribute, PBS would love to hear from you and have you ‘Complete The Connection’ at Radio Festival 2022.

The benefits of being a PBS member are vast, with year-round discounts at participating retailers, bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as a slew of daily and major prizes up for grabs during the Radio Festival period for new and returning members alike. Join, renew or donate to your PBS this Radio Festival to be in the running for rotating Daily Prize packs and these Major Prizes.

– Primavera 125 i-GET Vespa Courtesy of Vespa Australia & Peter Stevens Motorcycles
– Double pass to the 30th Meredith Music Festival, with private chartered vehicle transfer to and from the festival site, luxury powered caravan in Bush Camp and a food, beverage and gift shoppe pack
– Guild F-250CE Deluxe Acoustic Guitar from Echo Tone
– Rega PLANAR 3 Turntable from HeyNow HiFi
– A year’s worth of PBS feature albums

Members who join as a Passionate, Patron, Friend for Decade, Friend for Life or Business member will receive an exclusive PBS Radio Festival t-shirt by designer Ashley Ronning. Wearing this little beauty immediately identifies you as being a proud member of a very special musical community.  

Every dollar pledged helps PBS ‘Complete The Connection’ with listeners being the final link in the non-profit, community radio circuit board of life. Plus all donations over $2 are tax-deductible and anyone that signs from the 1st May goes into the prize draw. So charge your electronic devices and get ready to join, renew or donate when Radio Festival rolls around this month!

PBS ‘Complete The Connection’ Radio Festival

Monday 16 May – Sunday 29 May 2022

Join up, renew or donate online via pbsfm.org.au/signup

The best way to join up is online. If you are having trouble renewing online, you can email info@pbsfm.org.au or try calling (03) 8415 1067 between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and PBS will do their best to answer your call + anyone that signs from the 1st May goes into the prize draw.

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