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).

Pan Afrikan Poets

This Sunday 19 June from 4-7pm the Pan Afrikan Poets Café broadcasts live from the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy. 'Revelations And Radical Radio' is a 3-hour live-to-air program of spoken word and music featuring new, cutting edge and classic First Nations and Afrikan storytelling and conscious reggae music. Hosted by Sista Zai Zanda and Dub Reggae Selector, Third Culture, 'Revelations And Radical Radio' is a unique broadcast and fundraiser for 3CR in celebration of 40 years of Radical Radio. Studio audience can buy $20 ticket on the door (subject to availability) or $10 pre-sale ticket online. Listeners can simply make a donation to 3CR.

Radiothon 2016
3CR's Radiothon is on NOW and it's time to donate to keep independent, community-owned and community-controlled radio on the airwaves. It's our 40th birthday and we hope you can dig deep to support the programs and volunteers that keep the station going. Donate now! Read more, or download the poster.
Keep Community Radio

The Federal Budget released on Tuesday 3 May contains cuts of $1.4m in funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in five capital cities. If we don’t get those funds reinstated, community radio will get left behind on the AM/FM dial. Will you join the national community radio campaign to get these funds back, and ensure a digital future for 3CR and other community stations around the country? Add your voice here to the Keep the Community in Your Radio campaign.

Sisters Akousmatica

Seven sound artists, seven hours, seven locations. On Sunday 8 May 2016 join Radio Queens Julia Drouhin and Pip Stafford for a sound walk around the Yarra River between 11am and 6pm, or tune in live via 3CR.

Book Launch - Radical Radio: Celebrating 40 Years of 3CR

Join us for the launch of 3CR's 40th anniversary book at Trades Hall, Bella Union Bar on Friday 6 May at 6pm. The evening includes speakers, revolutionary drinks, nibbles and the opportunity to get your copy of Radical Radio: Celebrating 40 Years of 3CR.
RSVP now and let us know you're coming. Get your copy now!

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Banksy Street Art

Celebrate May Day 2016 with 3CR on Sunday 1 May. Tune in from 7am to midnight for programs about workplace safety and employment opportunities in the horticultural industry to worker-controlled projects, anti-boss songs and much, much more. Each year on 1 May 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. Happy May Day from 3CR!

3CR mural by Charlotte Clemens

Exhibition dates: 18 March–23 April
Exhibition opening: Friday 18 March 6–8pm
Public program and broadcasts: Fridays 5-7pm read program details

'If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR' is a collaboration between Fitzroy's oldest community radio station and one of Fitzroy's oldest galleries and studio complex, Gertrude Contemporary.

Sustainable Breakfast Series 2016

The Sustainable Breakfast Series is in its third year on-air from Tuesday-Friday, 15-18 March, 7am-8:30am. Join us at Friends of the Earth Food Co-op for four days of live broadcasts, free breakfast and live music. Hear from 3CR breakfast presenters with campaigners, commentators and innovators talking about the most important challenge of our time: how to achieve environmental sustainability with social justice.

International Women's Day 2016

Are we there yet? Unfortunately the fight for women's rights still needs some work, and it's important that you're part of the struggle. Tune in on Tuesday 8 March for feminist analysis on local and global issues, plus all the latest on activities around town.

Subscriber Drive February 15-21, 2016

Celebrate our 40th birthday by subscribing during Subscriber Drive, February 15-21. 3CR have been broadcasting since 1976 and we still remain true to the aims declared on our very first broadcast on July 3rd that year ‘to enable individuals and/or groups, representing a wide range of community interests and concerns to have regular communications with the Melbourne community.”