Party for your right to fight

It’s a no-brainer that keeping Melbourne's diverse community radio stations on air is vital for the soul of our city, but them bills, they gotta get paid. To help out, a posse of much-loved community radio presenters are putting on a big, bold night to raise funds for 3CR at the Bella Union on Thursday 27 April. Kick off is at 7pm and the evening includes Kate n Suzy from Lazy Wednesday spinning tracks, comedy with Fiona Scott-Norman, the official launch of the second edition of Ian McFarlane's The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, and a live Superfluity show. Tix and full line-up here. BUT WAIT there's more! You can also get along to a great line up at the Northcote Social Club and support that station at the same time - too easy! Party for your right to fight! Sunday 30 April, 1.30pm at the Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, featuring Ekranoplans, Winter Sun and BJ Morriszonkle. Book tickets and get more information online now.

3CR listener survey

3CR wants to know what you think! Please fill out this quick survey to help us better understand and meet the needs of our community. The survey closes on Friday 28 April and is being managed by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and McNair Ingenuity Research, so you can be assured that your individual responses will remain confidential. We appreciate your contribution to our station, and would like to thank you in advance for your participation. Go to the survey now.

Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe Project 2017. Photo by Wendy Yap.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Are you First Nations or Afrikan? Are you a budding, newly emerging or emerging storyteller? With the support of the City of Yarra Community Grants Program, the Pan Afrikan Poets Café is giving new and emerging artists the opportunity to attend professional development sessions and perform at an Afrika Day special broadcast at the end of May. Expressions of Interest are now due on Wednesday 12 April. Checkout more information here.

Voice of West Papua

Come see and hear the voices of the Pacific and help bring awareness to the plight of the Pacific nation of West Papua. Support Voice of West Papua and celebrate our local Pacific groups such as the Black Sistaz from West Papua, Charles Maimarosia from the Solomon Islands, Ella from PNG, Ihaka from Aotearoa, Sam Brown & Co. representing various Pacific Islands, Niuean Dance Group and much more.

3CR Studio

3CR has partnered with the Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights to deliver an exciting training program financially supported by the Inner North Community Foundation. It's a great opportunity to gain media and radio skills and we're currently looking for participants. Check out the guidelines and put in your application by 20 March. For more information email youngwomen@muslimwomenscentre.org.au, or call Munira on 03 9481 3000.

3CR International Women's Day

In 2017 for IWD we bring you 24 hours of radio featuring the talent of women broadcasters that make up 3CR including transwomen, indigenous women, women of colour, queer women and women from different ages and abilities. This year we are celebrating with a special LIVE Wednesday Breakfast Show. Come down to the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy, from 7 - 8.30am to be part of the live audience and to enjoy a light breakfast in the 3CR courtyard. Check out the program grid.

No Homelessness Ban 2017
The mainstream media, and in particular the Herald Sun, are running a campaign to demonise those experiencing homelessness, using labels like "professional beggars". Lord Mayor Robert Doyle is expected to take a proposal to Melbourne City Council on 28 February to ban people sleeping in the Council area. If you want to hear about this issue from people who have experienced homelessness, tune in to Roominations on Thursdays at noon or listen back anytime.
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For progressive people around the world it's been a crap start to the year. Trump is rolling out his racist agenda, inspiring increased racial, religious and gender-based hatred across the globe. It really is time to rally together to fight for a better world. There is power in numbers, and there is power in independent, community-run media. Join the swelling number of people fighting back by becoming a member of your radical, activist radio station. Show us your love and subscribe to 3CR.

Treaty Now

Tune in to 3CR's annual Invasion Day broadcast on Thursday 26 January and hear the truth about Australia's colonial past and present, and the ongoing struggle for a First Nations Treaty. Join 3CR's indigenous broadcasters Robbie Thorpe from Fire First, Viv Malo from The Black Block and others for commentary, interviews, music, and updates from rallies and actions across the country on Thursday 26 January from 11-4pm.

Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner 2017

Tune in from 12 midday on Friday 20 January for a live broadcast from the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner commemoration. It's 175 years since the execution of the two Freedom Fighters: Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner. Executed on 20 January 1842, the site on the corner of Franklin and Victoria Streets is now marked with a memorial. From midday on 20 January the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee will hold a public ceremony to honour the indigenous men, women and children who, during the colonisation process, were killed for protecting their lands, their families, their culture and a way of life they had practised for over 40,000 years. Join the crowd from midday, or listen in to the live broadcast from 12 - 1pm.

Summer programming 2016 - 2017

Enjoy summer radio on-air and online wherever you are with spokenword and music summer specials to keep you going through the long days. Remember to also catch up on many of the specials from our busy 40th birthday year - Black Gold, Beyond the Bars, Disability Day and 40 days. It's been a radical year, and we look forward to an even better 2017!