40 Years of SBS Radio

Think you know the 80s? SBS Radio is celebrating 40 years of broadcasting to Australia.  Click here to explore the biggest stories past 40 years, and test your knowledge with our 80s quiz.

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SBS Radio is turning 40 in 2015

SBS Radio celebrates 40 years broadcasting to Australia.  Take a look back at some of the biggest events from the past 4 decades.

Year in a Minute: 1986

The year that told us "You're the Voice" and you're "Addicted to love".

Biggest Stories: 1986

A Soviet nuclear reactor explodes at Chernobyl in Ukraine.

Year in a Minute: 1985

One and a half billion tune into multi-country rock concert Live Aid, raising 245 million US dollars for African famine relief.

Biggest Stories: 1985

Hollywood Actor Rock Hudson dies from AIDS-related complications in 1985 raising public awareness about the virus.

Year in a Minute: 1984

“Do they know it’s Christmas time at all…”

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Music on SBS Radio

Latest from SBS Radio's digital radio music stations

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The best selection of relaxing world tracks by SBS Chill radio.
Find out which BTS (Bangtan Boys) member is your soul mate. You might need to change your bias after you do this quiz!

J-rock band SEKAI NO OWARI on SBS PopAsia TV this Sunday

The J-rock 4 piece join us this Sunday on SBS PopAsia TV @ 9AM on SBS 2 to talk about their new release and meeting famous people like Tim Burton. Check out the...

SBS PopDesi

Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi pop hits
SBS Radio on your mobile

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Special Features

Listen to inspiring special features & investigative reports produced in English by our multilingual journalists from SBS’s 74 language programs.

In conversation with SBS Radio Indonesian, Melbourne University law expert, Tim Lindsey, says the executions of the two Australian citizens in Indonesia should be...
It was meant to be a day of celebration, a celebration of South Africa’s 21 years of independence, and freedom post the apartheid era. However a fresh wave of...
On Sunday Oxfam had 60 people working in Nepal with emergency packs to treat the water that could be contaminated after the earthquake. The organisation is...
The federal minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, interviewed by SBS Portuguese at the ANZAC sunset service, with the participation of a Timorese...

Radio in your language

SBS Radio broadcast in 74 different languages, click "View all" for the full list of available programs.

How to listen

Listen on AM/FM, on digital radio, mobile, online... and even through your TV!

SBS Radio Stations

Starting in 1975 to promote Australia's new health care system Medi-Bank, SBS Radio has grown up with multicultural Australia and is now the world’s most...

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SBS Shop

Can’t get enough of your favourite programs? Hunting for a gift? Head to the SBS Shop for DVDs, books, music and digital downloads!

Get the digital album now including all songs in competition this year - with our very own Guy Sebastian singing 'Tonight Again'! CD Coming soon.
Relax and unwind with the smoothest tunes on the planet in this new selection from digital radio station, SBS Chill.
This collector’s keepsake uncovers the Gallipoli campaign using newly researched content, including removable documents and memorabilia.
A special tribute to the military efforts of Indigenous people from across Australia, sharing touching personal accounts and family memories.
Explore the First World War from many angles with this DVD collection including Charles Bean's Great War, Doomsday World War I and Fighting The Red Baron.