Showboat was THE musical back in 1927 and is the Boxing Day feature

“Musical Theatre Melodies” to be on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, 26th December will feature a 90th Anniversary tribute to Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein 2nd’s “Show Boat”, (adapted from the novel by Edna Ferber), from the 1997 London studio cast recording starring Frederica Von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Bruce Hubbard, Paige O’Hara, David Garrison, Karla Burns, Robert Nicols, Nancy Kulp, Lillian Gish and Teresa Stratas, with the Ambrosian Chorus and London Sinfonietta conducted by John McGlinn and will be introduced by New York-based theatre critic and Internet columnist, Peter Filichia. 

The broadcast will go “to air” between 9 – 11 p.m. EDT local Melbourne time; (= 10 a.m. – 12 noon GMT in Britain; = 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. NZDT; = 5 – 7 a.m. EST New York time; = 2 – 4 a.m. PST Los Angeles time.)

For those listening in via the Internet on 96.5 Inner FM’s website the webpage link for the Inner FM Web Radio player is or go to the Inner FM homepage at and follow the links from “Listen Live” on the top menu.