Special Broadcasts

3CR has a number of special broadcasts each year to celebrate important community activist events. These broadcasts are staged at live events around Melbourne or in the studios of 3CR in Fitzroy.

Contact the Programming Coordinator to find out more about our special radio broadcasts.

Shiralee Hood with the women at DPFC
July
3CR Radio's annual live prison broadcasts, held during NAIDOC Week since 2002.
Disability Day 2012
December
Welcome to Our World - 3cr's 12 hour broadcast for International Day of People with a Disability.
Historic Broadcasts
December
3CR has an amazing history of broadcasting important political and activist events. Here are a few from our archives.
Saro, Jiselle, Sonia and Hsin-Yi
October
Join 3CR on 10 December each year for World Human Rights Day - human rights activism and community celebration.
International Women's Day Artwork by Ms Saffa and Molly Crabapple on 3CR wall.
March
Tune in from midnight Wednesday until midnight Thursday on March 8 to hear 24 hours of women and gender diverse voices, talkback, music, current affairs, union news, community languages and much more. We celebrate the resistance, talents, strengths and power of women living here in the Kulin Nation and also our sisters living and creating change all over so-called Australia and the world. We want to prioritize - not just on the 8th of March but every day - the voices of women in a world that violently silences and ignores women's voices and experiences. This IWD celebration is a celebration of feminism that is of ALL women and not a privileged few, a feminism which knows that liberation from gendered oppression can never be achieved without dismantling all systems of domination and subjugation.
Occupy Melbourne
January
3CR has a long history of presenting live coverage of union and social justice protests, blockades and occupations including the Honeymoom Mine occupation, the nurses dispute (including the 2012 nurses dispute), the MUA picket, the S11 World Economic Forum protests, Occupy Melbourne and more recently the TAFE4ALL campaign.
3CR
December
Accent of Women Snapshots is a series of radio features with women who have recently come to Australia from different countries. The Snapshots give voice to women from new and emerging communities as their share stories of arrival and settlement.
January
A feast of shorts, docos and features from 3CR broadcasters.
Survival Day 2012
January
This annual broadcast by 3CR's Indigenous broadcasters marks Australia's Invasion Day. Indigenous activists have broadcast at 3CR from the year 3CR began in1976. Tune in on 26 January each year and hear the truth about 3CR's colonial past and the current campaigns to right past wrongs.
Delicious free breakfast at the Sustainable Broadcasts
February
Together with Friends of the Earth, 3CR Breakfast programmers present a series of live shows with delicious free breakfasts from the FoE Food Coop and Organic Cafe at 312 Smith Street Fitzroy. Each year in March, join us for a week of live, local radio in the City of Yarra, a delicious free breakfast and great local music.
Visioning Justice Team
September
Visioning Justice is a vibrant collection of short radio documentaries made by young people about a range of experiences with the law. A partnership between Springvale Monash Legal Service and 3CR Community Radio and funded through the Legal Services Board Grants Program, the project aims to get young people's stories onto the air-waves.
July
Observed on July 28 every year, World Hepatitis Day aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Hepatitis affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year
Aunty Georgina Williams
June
There are many significant and important elders in the community whose stories are yet to be heard. Yarra Elders Precious Memories documents a portion of these important stories.