3CR’s annual Radiothon is coming from 1–14 June - it's time for you to Activate The Airwaves!

In a political landscape where media barons and mining magnates have been known to make or break governments, it’s crucial that we get information that’s unfiltered by corporate interests. For almost 40 years, 3CR Community Radio has staked out a vital place on the airwaves, allowing us to bring news, analysis, music and the voices of literally hundreds of community groups to the people of Melbourne 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

3CR's Nepalese program, Melbourne Chautari, is supporting the Nepalese Earthquake Relief and Welfare Committee's appeal for help following the recent devasting earthquake in Nepal. You can help by providing financial support, working as a volunteer or by promoting the appeal on social media or check out the facebook page Victorians Stand Together For Nepal

Rally for workers rights

Tune in from 7am til 12 noon for news and views from local and international workers, as well as all the details on events happening this May Day.  Live crosses from the rally and march in the afternoon from 4pm til 6.30pm to Stop Western Australia closures, and support the call for decolonization and sovereignty for First Nation people.

Armenian woman and child in deportations 1915 Armin T Wegner Collection

On air Friday 24 April 9.30am - or listen now. In this centenary year, ANZAC commemorations have reached a fever pitch. How much history is lost in the carnival of commemoration? 24 April 2015 marks another day of mourning.

We Weren't Born Yesterday

Are you interested in diverse queer history? We Weren’t Born Yesterday is a series of four hour-long episodes focusing on the voices of GLBTIQ people from Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic and Hindi speaking backgrounds. Did you miss them? Why not listen now. Produced by the Queering the Air Collective, the series explores queer heritage, vocabulary and intergenerational connections in migrant communities in Australia.

On 28th March, Jazz On A Saturday, the radio program of the Victorian Jazz Club, will present its 2000th edition.

Breakfast at Friends of the Earth - live on air

The Sustainable Breakfast Series is on again following on from last year's delicious success with radical radio, a delicious free breakie and live local music. Join the live audience and hear discussions from 3CR breakfast presenters on local sustainability issues, from setting up cheap renewable energy and workers co-operatives to urban agriculture and building resilient communities in the Yarra area from Monday-Friday, March 23-27, 7am-8:30am.

IWD rally

Join 3CR's women in celebration of International Women's Day 2015 on Sunday 8 March. With 24 hours of women's broadcasting from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday presenting diverse perspectives from women in the horticultural industry, women in trades, trans women, and herstory. Covering issues of homelessness, breaking the species barrier, The Women’s Arts and Politics Symposium, music, current affairs, poets, spoken word artists, performers and much more.

We're thrilled to bring you a brand new short film exploring 3CRs radical history and its radical present. Combining archival audio and film with snapshots of today, take a journey through significant historical coverage of political events that affected Melbourne, told from the voice of dissent, 3CR. Created by filmmaker Stephan Raabe as part of the 'Local Air' Community Radio Documentary Series produced by Open Channel.

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