Donate to Radiothon

It's not too late to donate to the 3CR 'Radio for Change' Radiothon. Make your payment before Friday 30 June and get your tax deductible receipt ready for tax time. Call the station during business hours on 03 9419 8377 or jump online at www.3cr.org.au/donate Get a legal, legitimate tax deduction while supporting radical, independent media.

Bill the Greek and 3CR Station Manager Rachel Kirby

Monday Greek presenter Vasilis Papaioannu (pictured with Station Manager Rachel Kirby) brought in over $5,000 worth of donations from his community this week. 'It's hard, but it's always such a pleasure to raise money to support the good work of 3CR', says Vasilis, known around the station as Bill the Greek. Have you chipped in? 3CR's 'Radio for Change' Radiothon is on now until Sunday 18 June. Donate online or call the station during business hours on 03 9419 8377. (Pictured: Radiothon poster from 1986!)

Voice of West Papua

Across this week 3CR's fabulous line-up of community language shows are asking you to donate and keep independent community voices on air. Each week the Voice of West Papua show (pictured) brings listeners incredible coverage of the ongoing struggle for West Papuan independence. Where else do you get to hear that? Every Tuesday from 6.30-7.30pm the community has a voice and a media space to present the issues that are important to them. Please show your support.

Aziza Hussein - Nile Show

This week we launch Radio for Change Radiothon 2017! At 6.30pm Aziza Hussein (pictured) takes to the airwaves with  this year's first Radiothon program - Nile Show. Tune in for a rousing start to our 2-week Radiothon fundraiser - and most importantly call the station and make your pledge 03 9419 8377. In 2017 3CR is Radio for Change and we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent.

Burning Vinyl live at the Old Bar

Once again Matt Gleeson will be hosting Burning Vinyl from The Old Bar every Friday in June from 2pm. There will be bands, beers, mulled wine, an open fire and most of all we will be raising much needed funds to help keep the station on air. Kids welcome but please do keep an eye on them, The Old Bar is a very adult space. Check out the awesome line up! Friday 2 June: Trouble Peach and Georgia Smith. Friday 9 June: Ladie Dee and Ruby Soho. Friday 16 June: Lovers Of The Black Bird and Square Wave Ghost. Friday 23 June: Tim Maxwell (Grim Rhythm), Jim Lawrie and Cabin Inn . Friday 30 June: Root Rat, Michael Beach and Liam Linley. Support local and live music!

Lady Lash - 3CR Fundraiser

Come and party with Greek Resistance Bulletin at our Alternative Hip Hop Party! Featuring Curse Ov Dialect, MC Izzy Brown, and MC Lady Lash (pictured). Saturday 17 June, Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote, doors open at 8pm for a 8.30pm show. Tickets are $10 waged / $7 unwaged at the door. Every Tuesday at 10pm, Greek Resistance Bulletin brings you news from the social movements of Greece in English and Greek. News from the anti-fascist and anti-racist front and news of actions and political initiatives from below. Show your support!

Radiothon 2017

The corporate media is in crisis. We've always known that corporate media owners prioritise profit over the service of independent journalism, and that this has dire consequences for democracy and social justice. 3CR was formed 41 years ago to counter capitalist media, and we are delivering radio for the people, by the people. In 2017 3CR is Radio for Change. Radio for Change aims to capture the global mood of resistance, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. (Artwork by Aysha Tufa).

Afrika Speaks Back
On Sunday 28 May the Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe presents Afrika Speaks Back, a pop up matinee of poetry, reggae and performance at Afro Hub, 727, Nicholson Street, North Carlton. From 2-5pm the live event will also be broadcast on 3CR, so join us for a transformative afternoon of celebration. Afrika Speaks Back is a free event, funded by the City of Yarra Community Grants Program, curated and hosted by Sista Zai Zanda and featuring renowned storyteller Alia Gabres and an incredible line up of new and emerging artists. Bookings are essential. Check out the Facebook page for details.

Photo caption: Afrika Speaks Back artists. Back Row (L-R, profile) Elizabeth Etta, Sha Gaze. Back Row (forward) Chido. Middle Row (L-R) Bella Universe, Ntombi Moyo, Christopher J Walker. Front Row: (L-R) Brownsugababe, Sista Zai Zanda. Produced by Ntombi Moyo, photographed by Ashlyn Farenden at The Photo Studio Australia. 
Out of the Blue 2017 Fundraiser

Love a bit of healthy competition? Enjoy catching up with friends? Want to meet the Out of the Blue team? Or just want the glory of being the Out of the Blue trivia champions for the year? Come along to Highlander Bar on Wednesday 10 May for Out of the Blue's 3rd Annual Fundraising Trivia Night. You've listened to us on Sunday mornings, now come along and meet the team in person, have a drink or two, and test your knowledge. Get a team together and show off your trivia skills, with all funds raised supporting our Radiothon efforts for 2017. Trivia starts at 6:30pm sharp, so make sure you get there early to take advantage of Highlander's delicious menu and to get a prime table position. For more information and bookings head to the Facebook page.

3CR listener survey

LAST CHANCE! Extended until 5 May. 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.

May Day 2017

Each year on May 1 (International Workers' Day), communities from around the world join in to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement and to show solidarity with the continued struggle for labour rights everywhere. Start May Day with 3CR Monday Breakfast as we serve up solidarity and resistance.