4MBS Classic FM has been broadcasting classical music since 1979. Australia’s Community Radio Station of the Year in 2004 the station has a strong focus on making the great classics accessible to all from Renaissance to modern. The daily programs include symphonies, concertos, opera, chamber music and more, features on composers, performers and a wide range of related topics. 4MBS Classic FM also supports local classical musicians through recording and broadcasting local concerts, using only local classical musicians in the annual 4MBS Festival of Classics (annually since 1993), student music competitions and commissioning local composers. The station also produces the annual 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival (annually since 2007) presenting professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays.