Current affairs

3CR Film Fundraiser

Bring your friends for a movie night out at 3CR’s screening of the new political comedy ‘Pride’ on Thursday 6 November. Set in the Margaret Thatcher’s England in the summer of 84, ‘Pride’ is the story of how a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists join forces with the National Union of Mineworkers to raise money to support the strikers' families. 

Assange Live Forum

Come along to a conversation about political power: What is it? Who has it? And who wants it? On Thursday 8 August at 7pm, 3CR programmers; Bill Deller (Solidairty Breakfast), Diana Beaumont (Stick Together) and Sam Castro (Dirt Radio) will be joined by Wikileaks' Julian Assange, you can access a live link to the event here.

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).

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.

Party for your right to fight

It’s a no-brainer that keeping Melbourne's diverse community radio stations on air is vital for the soul of our city, but them bills, they gotta get paid. To help out, a posse of much-loved community radio presenters are putting on a big, bold night to raise funds for 3CR at the Bella Union on Thursday 27 April. Kick off is at 7pm and the evening includes Kate n Suzy from Lazy Wednesday spinning tracks, comedy with Fiona Scott-Norman, the official launch of the second edition of Ian McFarlane's The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, and a live Superfluity show. Tix and full line-up here. BUT WAIT there's more! You can also get along to a great line up at the Northcote Social Club and support that station at the same time - too easy! Party for your right to fight! Sunday 30 April, 1.30pm at the Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, featuring Ekranoplans, Winter Sun and BJ Morriszonkle. Book tickets and get more information online now.

Sunday 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Historia, costumbres y tradiciones del archipiélago cubano. Voces desde Cuba y Australia, Rompiendo Silencios: una radio revista con mucho más que música. History, customs and traditions from the Cuban archipelago. Voices from Cuba and Australia, 'Breaking Silences': a radio magazine with much more than music.
Blak Betty in Studio1
Thursday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join Blak Betty each week serving up a deadly fine offering of all things BLAK as we explore BLAK Australia and everything fabulous it has on the offer.
Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe Project 2017. Photo by Wendy Yap.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Are you First Nations or Afrikan? Are you a budding, newly emerging or emerging storyteller? With the support of the City of Yarra Community Grants Program, the Pan Afrikan Poets Café is giving new and emerging artists the opportunity to attend professional development sessions and perform at an Afrika Day special broadcast at the end of May. Expressions of Interest are now due on Wednesday 12 April. Checkout more information here.