Get it On

50s to 70s music is part of the Sounds of Macarthur

20 October 2023

The Macarthur region southwest of Sydney boasts a quickly growing population around its main city of Campbelltown. Within it are attractions like the Australian Botanic Garden at Mt Annan, the Japanese Gardens at Campbelltown, Camden Park Estate and some first class golf courses.

Locals and visitors who enjoy the great music of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s are well catered for on the local community radio station, Sounds of Macarthur.

Among a number of weekly programs with this music focus is one hosted by Ian Shakespeare. He will hit the airwaves at 4pm this Saturday (21 Oct) with the second part of a ’70s feature, mainly covering ’73 to ’75 (his program times are below).

Ian’s ’70s theme is running over a few weeks. It follows other themes like the British Invasion, different periods of Australian, New Zealand and US music, surf & hot rod, and protest songs. He has a lot of freedom to play songs you probably won’t hear anywhere else these days, like the full album version of Iron Butterfly’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

Ian Shakespeare on The Sounds of Macarthur

If Ian’s weekly music feast isn’t enough for you, other volunteer-presented ’50s, ’60s and ’70s shows on Sounds of Macarthur include:

Monday 9-12: Radio for the Baby Boomer with Chris Witts, with interviews and music
Monday 12-2: Monday Music Madness with Rob Warner
Monday 2-4: Gary’s Golden Memories

Tuesday 12-2: TJ’s Rock Revival

Wednesday 9-12: Remember When with Carmelina Cordina
Wednesday 12-2: Alan with The 5th Best Radio Show in Macarthur

Friday 12-2: Denis with Generation Gap

Saturday 9-1: My Little Corner of the World, a request show with Carmelina Cordina
Saturday 1-4: The Mike McColl Show, also with requests
Saturday 4-8: Ian Shakespeare
Saturday 8-midnight: Saturday Music Mix, also presented by Ian

Sounds of Macarthur, 2MCR-FM on 100.3 FM , via the Community Radio Plus app and streaming at

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Gary’s Golden Memories on The Sounds of Macarthur

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