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Frank Presley has broadcast jazz on Australian public radio since 1991, initially from the studios of 2BBB Bellingen on the NSW Mid North Coast. One of the longest continuously running jazz programs in Australia, ‘Now’s the Time' had humble beginnings at 2NVR Nambucca Valley Radio in late 1991 and has continued via 2WAY FM Port Macquarie, 2BOB FM Taree and North FM Hornsby over the years. ‘Now’s the Time’ and Northside Radio are now synonymous, with Frank continuing to broadcast from the Northside Radio’s Chatswood, Sydney studios since 2001. Now’s the Time airs from 9pm every Thursday night.

In addition, in 2016 Frank introduced a new jazz program to Sydney airwaves broadcasting from Fine Music 102.5 every Thursday night at 7pm a program called The New Jazz Standard. The New Jazz Standard is a concept program based on a fresh perspective of modern music contributing to the standard jazz repertoire. In a jazz context, Frank presents music from composers more associated with the world of pop, rock and film but also contemporary jazz composers interpreted by other fine jazz artists.

Frank has interviewed hundreds of artists over the years and you can hear all of Frank’s interviews exclusively on the Interview page on this website.

Frank was a presenter of Comradsat’s Australian jazz program “Tempo” in the 1990’s. Frank is currently the editor of the Sydney based jazz e-zine Jazz and Beyond, was a reviewer for ABC Limelight Magazine from 2007-12, a contributor for Extempore Journal and The Bulletin and in 2006, he was awarded as the winner of the National Jazz Writing Competition at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz for his album and live performance reviews.

Email Frank: frankpresley@hotmail.com

The latest playlist from The New Jazz Standard appears below:
Composer Title Artist Album
Andre 3000Hey YaAdam SimmonsThe Blues of Joy
Gerry Goffin/Carole KingWill You Love Me TomorrowThe Tango SaloonIn Black and White
Merle HaggardSometimes I DreamAdam SimmonsThe Blues of Joy
Tom WaitsOld BoyfriendsHilary KoleHaunted Heart
Nick Ashford Valerie SimpsonSomebody Told a LieTerri Lyne CarringtonLove and Soul
RadioheadMotion Picture SoundtrackNat BartschTo Sail, To Sing
Francis LaiA Man and a WomanPatricia BarberNightclub
Mal WaldronFirewaltzTrio ApoplecticTrio Apoplectic
Leonard Bernstein/Stephen SondheimSomewhereVijay Iyer TrioHistoricity
Joaquin RodrigoConcierto De Aranjuez AmourVerneri PohjolaAurora
   

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MONDAY
Northside Radio FM 99.3 2NSB
2:00pm to 4:00pm JB’s Shuffle with John Buchanan
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
7:00am to 9:00am Jammin with Phillip James
9:00am to 10:00am The New Thing with Chelsea Deeley
12noon to 1:00pm Sincopatico with Pino Scuro
3:00pm to 4:00pm Jazz Made in Australia with Paula Langlands
6:00pm to 8:00pm The Gypsy Hot Club with Yaron Hallis
8:00pm to 9:00pm The Spirit House with Sean O’Brien & James Tsai & Johann Rahman
9:30pm to 11:00pm Fusion Delusion with Nathan and Nicholas
   
   
107.3FM 2SER
Winner of CBAA's award for 'Contribution to Local Music Content' in 2006, recording live improvised music and promoting upcoming performances, events and releases each week
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
11:00am to 1:00pm Jazz with Jean MacKenzie
   
90.5FM 2CCR
6:00am to 7:00pm Smooth Jazz
   
88.5FM 2RRR
noon to 2:00pm Midday Jazz with Neil MacBeth
2:00 pm to 4:00pm New York Nice and Easy with Tom Parker
   
90.1FM 2NBC
11:00am to 12:30pm Artistry in Jazz
   

TUESDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
9:00am to 10:30am In The Pocket with Virginia Lowe
Noon to 2:00pm Mixed Marriage with Lloyd Swanton
2:00pm to 4:00pm Voices with Lily Dior
6:30pm to 8:00pm The Groovescooter Show with Paris Pompor
8:00pm to 9:30pm Moodswing with Manny Gasparatinos & Taline Kaliajian
9:30pm to 11:30pm Vibez Brasil with Mau Buchler & Rapha Brasil
   
FM99.3 2NSB
noon to 4:00pm Thompson's Corner with Sharon Thompson.
"This program is an afternoon of diverse music, both in terms of genre/artist/ and style.
My own musical tastes vary widely, but there are a few musical paths I don't follow. You won't hear opera/dance/grunge/punk/rap/hip hop/gangsta, or any of the more modern urban (read American) takes on the contemporary scene.
I think I probably reflect the tastes of many of my age group, but I know I have many older and considerably younger listeners.
The show exists to promote and publicise Australian music and musicians, and I'm keen to include interviews with them whenever possible.
My personal approach is to expose the listener to high quality selective music that isn't heard on commercial radio, and to provide relevant information about the muso/artist when required. My collection is weighted to the vocal performer, but since becoming part of the station, my exposure to the broad church of "contemporary jazz" has certainly broadened my horizons, and I'm still enormously keen to hear emerging voices, vocally and instrumentally.
Not having a musical background (either by choice or training), I come to this endeavour with a naive enthusiasm for the transformative power of music in all its forms to affect our lives. I can't imagine living without music, and I know there are millions like me."- Sharon Thompson
4:00pm to 7:00pm Jazz on the Long Way Home with Chris Fletcher & Phil Halderman
   
89.1FM BLUFM
12:00pm to 2:00pm A Jazz Hour with Barry O?Sullivan
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
11:00am to 1:00pm Jazz Notes with Garry Stark
   
90.5FM 2CCR
9:00pm to 11:00pm Cool Moon
   
88.5FM 2RRR
noon to 2:00pm Midday Jazz with Bruce Flarrety
   
107.3FM 2SER
noon to 2:00pm Phantom Dancer with Greg Poppleton. Australia's longest running swing and jazz show - playing swing and jazz from live 1920s-60s radio and TV since 1985!
   
   

WEDNESDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
7:00am to 9:00am Jammin with Helen Fenton
Noon to 2:00pm Playing Favourites with Gill Falson
2:00pm to 4:00pm All That's Jazz with Bob Bertles
6:30pm to 8:00pm Fuse with Stuart Vandegraaf
   
FM99.3 2NSB
2:00pm to 4:00pm Milestones with Graeme Lyndon
1:00 to 2:00 pm Jazz Nice and Easy with Mike Sawyer
7:00 to 8:00 pm The Midweek Jam with James Heath
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
11:00am to 1:00pm Midweek Jazz with Tony Buckley
Founded in 1992, Black Routes presents blues, rhythm 'n' blues and gospel from the '20s to the 21st Century, with a targeted 40% Australian content, and 35% women's music. The program also includes zydeco, Tex-Mex and local "honky tonk" and a capella styles, and occasional dashes of music from West and South Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
   
88.5FM 2RRR
noon to 2:00pm Midday Jazz with David Stevens
2:00pm to 4:00pm New York Nice and Easy with Tom Parker
   
107.3FM 2SER
   
99.7FM 2SSR
7:00am to noon Fred's Potpourri of Music and Jazz
   

THURSDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
7:00am to 9:00am Jammin (various)
12:00am to 2:00pm When Emma Met Sally with Emma Pask & Sally Cameron
2:00pm to 4:00pm Blow with Matt McMahon and Dan Barnett
8:00pm to 9:30pm Deep Blues with Peter Charley
9:30pm to 11:00pm Cubanisimo with Martin Taylor
   
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
11:00am to 1:00pm Not Notes and Cool Harmonies with Frank Mackie
   
88.5FM 2RRR
noon to 2:00pm Midday Jazz with Rob Scott
8:00pm to 10:00pm My Kind of Jazz with Rick Farraway
10:00pm to noon Feel Good Revival with Colin Briscoe
   
88FM Bondi Beach
4:00pm to 6:00pm Mellow Tone
   
107.1FM Highland FM
8:00pm to 10:00pm Smooth and Cool with Gary Peace
   

FRIDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
9:00am to 10.30am Somethin's Cookin with Steve Brien
   
99.3FM 2NSB
7:00pm to 9:00pm The Latin View of Jazz with Francisco Pinero
   
92.9 FM ABC Classic FM
10:30pm to 12:30pm Jazz up Late with Jerry Koster
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
11:00am to 1:00pm Sydney Jazz Club Presents
1:00am to 3:00pm Black Routes with Gil Onyett
   
88.5FM 2RRR
   
90.1FM 2NBC
11:00am to 12:30pm Artistry in Jazz
   
88FM Bondi Beach
2:00pm to 4:00pm In the Deep
   
107.1FM Highland FM
2:00pm to 4:00pm Blue Jazz with John Hibberd
   

SATURDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
10:00am to Noon The Lush Life with Jim Pennell
Noon to 2:00pm Freedom Jazz Dance with Peter Smetana
2:00pm to 4:00pm The World of Jazz with Michael Muir
   
99.3FM 2NSB
12:00pm to 2:00pm Nick Hammond Smooth Jazz Mix
10:00pm to 12:00am John Buchanan’s Jazz Archives
   
92.9FM ABC Classic FM
5:00pm to 7:00pm Jazz Track with Mal Stanley
   
90.5FM 2CCR
6:00am to 8:00am Early Morning Attitude
5:00pm to 6:00pm City Lights
   
Community Radio Network (check your local station)
8:00pm to 11:00pm A Jazz Hour with Barry O?Sullivan
   

SUNDAY
   
89.7FM Eastside Radio
   
99.3FM 2NSB
6:00am to 7:00am Jazz Made in Australia with Paula Langlands
4:00pm to 6:00pm Soulscope with Georgina Reed & Peter March fortnightly
10:00pm to 12:00pm New York Nice'n'Easy with Tom Parker
   
88.1FM 2RDJ
9:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday Night Live with Garry Stark
   
92.9FM ABC Classic FM
5:00pm to 7:00pm Jazz Track with Mal Stanley
   
90.5FM 2CCR
9:00am to noon Sunday Brunch
noon to 3:00pm Basically Grooving
   
90.1FM 2NBC
1:30pm to 3:30pm Artistry in Jazz
   
88FM Bondi Beach
noon to 3:00pm You are Listening in Colour
3:00pm to 5:00pm In the Deep 11
   
89.1FM Blu FM
2:00 to 4:00pm Jazz Hour with Barry O'Sullivan
   
107.1FM Highland FM
10:00am to 12:00am Jazz Time. Various presenters
   


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