Staff and committees

3CR is run by a combination of paid staff, a committee of management and over 300 volunteers.


3CR is owned by the Community Radio Federation Ltd., which is made up of Affiliate, Station Worker and Subscriber representatives. 

Elections are held annually in March for positions for as Station and Subscriber representatives and for the Committee of Management. To nominate as a subscriber representative for 2016 download the requirements and nomination form hereYou can download the station representative form here

Committee of Management

The Committee of Management (CoM) is made up of 3CR programmers, volunteers and supporters. This group of volunteers is elected once a year and the committee's role is to make decisions about the overall purpose and direction of 3CR, to ensure that funds and property are properly managed, to ensure that 3CR abides by its governing documents and to ensure that staff and volunteers best carry out 3CR's services.

Current CoM

  • Chairperson: James McKenzie
  • Vice Chairperson: Patricia Khor, Terry Costello
  • Secretary: Michael Smith
  • Treasurer: Perambalam Senthooran
  • Directors: Liz Wright, Helen Gwilliam, Marisol Salinas, Gonzalo Illesca.


Currently 3 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff work at 3CR. They are contactable on (03) 9419 8377 or via the email addresses below.

Station Manager: Marian McKeown

Marian Prickett
The Station Manager (full-time) is responsible to the Committee of Management as their Executive Officer and for implementation of policy as well as the day to day running of the Station including: Finance, Fundraising, Staffing, Policy and General Administration. The contact for bequests to the station and clients of 3CR's Werribee transmission tower. The Station Manager also sits on a number of Sub Committees including Finance, Programming and Complaints. Email:


Office and Finance Coordinator: Loretta O'Brien

The Office and Finance Coordinator (full-time) is responsible for financial and office management, radiothon donations, merchandise sales and subscription enquiries. The Office Coordinator works with the Finance Sub-Committee (FSC) to ensure that the station operates within its annual budget. Email:



Programming Coordinator: Gab Reade

The Programming Coordinator (full-time) is responsible for the sound of 3CR. This includes managing a range of programming issues at the station, including facilitating new programs, maintaining the day to day broadcasting and special events programming. It also involves feedback for and review of programs. The Programming Coordinator facilitates the Programming Sub-Committee (PSC) and implements the decisions made by the PSC and passed by the CoM. Email:


Current Affairs Coordinator: Ronny Kareni

The Current Affairs Coordinator (part-time) works with 3CR's current affairs programs, including the Breakfast and Hometime shows and national programs. Also coordinates coverage of campaigns, protests and community events, with the Program Coordinator, as well as distributing information to programmers and maintaining the newsroom as a resource area.

Projects Coordinator: Juliet Fox

Juliet Fox
The Projects Coordinator (part-time) coordinates and seeks funding for 3CR's community development projects such as radio training projects. Juliet convenes the Projects Sub-Commitee and the webteam. Email:



Promotions Coordinator: Lara Soulio

The Promotions Coordinator (part-time) coordinates 3CR facilities and services such as community announcements, radio station tours and studio hire as well as media skills workshops, oversees station publications - including merchandise and 3CR's newsletter the CRAM guide, the monthly 3CR eNews to which anyone can subscribe, and the 3CR website. Email:


Volunteer Coordinator: Rachel Kirby

Rachel Kirby
The Volunteer Coordinator (part-time) is responsible for recruiting, encouraging and organising volunteers and to ensure that their skills are accessed to the benefit of the station. Email: ">



Training Coordinator: Leanne McLean  

Leanne McLean
The Training Coordinator (part-time) organises 3CR's general radio training courses for volunteers and potential broadcasters, as well as training updates and reviews for current programmers. The Training Coordinator convenes the Training Sub-Committee whose purpose is to maintain high quality training at the station. Email:



Music Coordinator: Paul Elliott

The Music Coordinator (volunteer part-time) deals with any incoming requests from musicians, promoters, record labels etc and helps to place them with relevant music programs. The Music Coordinator also maintains the 3CR music database. Email: