Now’s the Time

Hosted by:

Frank Presley

In 2014 Frank Presley’s ‘Now’s the Time’ celebrates 23 years on Australian public radio and 12 years broadcasting from the North Shore’s FM 99.3.

The diversity of ‘Now’s the Time’ is far reaching with a strong focus on Australian jazz and the promotion of Sydney musicians of international standard.

Frank keeps listeners up to date with where to find Sydney’s best live jazz, international jazz news, in-depth interviews with a variety of guests and thousands of dollars worth of giveaways. You can expect to hear Australian content from the Jazzgroove, Jazzhead, Rufus and Newmarket Record labels and international music from jazz scenes across the globe.

Some of Frank’s guests over the years have included Australian jazz legend Don Burrows, Bell Award Hall of Famer Mike Nock, Bell Award winner Sandy Evans, Australian trumpet legend Bob Barnard, pianists and classical crossover artists Mark Isaacs and Simon Tedeschi, the daughter of Ol’ Blue Eyes, Deana Sinatra, Grammy Award winners Joe Lovano and Kurt Elling, leading jazz vocalist Vince Jones and jazz journalist John Shand, to name just a few.

Over the last 12 months Frank’s guests have included Simon Tedeschi, Alister Spence, Steve Barry, Jackson Harrison and Todd Hardy.

Courtesy of Birdland Records Sydney, Frank presents the Album of the Month, which is a new release, hot off the press and the freshest sound in recorded jazz.

Over the last 12 months Frank has offered more than $5000 worth of prizes on ‘Now’s the Time’, including double passes to concerts, festivals and theatre, CDs, books, dinners, accommodation and gift vouchers.


  • Thursday - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm