Beyond the Bars #18

Tune in on Human Rights Day, Friday 10 December, at 10.30am for the launch of the Beyond the Bars 2021 CD. From 5-9 July this year we broadcast live from six prisons - sharing the mic with dozens of the men and women within the Victorian prison system. Tune in for the launch of this year’s CDs - Beyond the Bars #18 featuring highlights from all six broadcasts. You can also jump online and order your own free copy of the CDs.

Grounding Disability Justice, Gunagala (sky)

Get ready for our 12-hour broadcast on Friday 3 December for International Day of People with Disability 2021. Kicking off at 7am, the day will be produced, presented and featuring people with disability and covering a wealth of issues, opinions, music and visions. Check out the full grid here, tell your friends, and tune in! 

Image title: Gunagala (sky)
Image description: A digital artwork that features large, circular dark pink blooms. They appear hanging alongside long, green and blue foliage against a sunset coloured sky. The text is as follows: Grounding Disability Justice 3CR Community Radio. 

Image credit: Renay Barker-Mulholland

Artist statement: Flowers grow, the world revolves, and we make it through another day. While the sun sets, the diminishing rays ignite our own introspection on the status quo and our part in that. As we take stock of where we are, intertwined is a wealth of knowledge and strength.  This is the destination, and now is the journey. 

3CR Radical Radio Tshirt

We have new stock of our Radical Radio Tees featuring the iconic antenna design by artist Emily Floyd. As well as our basic black there's a range of great pastel and primary colours in a variety of sizes. And, for those radical little people, we have a short run of kids tees available too. For just $30 adults or $20 kids you can get yourself a local, ethically manufactured and printed tee that supports radical community radio. We can send one out in the post, and there’s click and collect from our 21 Smith St Fitzroy Studios. Or, if you are fully vaxxed you can drop in and browse our tshirt rack during business hours. Buy one online now. 

Slutwalk 2021

Celebrate the 11th consecutive SlutWalk Melbourne with a live broadcast on Saturday 13 November from 1-2pm. Listen up as SlutWalk demand an end to slut-shaming, victim-blaming and r*pe culture! It is beyond time r*pists and abusers are held accountable. All are welcome, there’s no dress code and transcripts will be available online. For more details about the virtual rally and broadcast check out the Facebook event or the broadcast details here

Najeem and Eltayeb 3CR Margin Voice

We’re thrilled to have Margin Voice join our program schedule each Wednesday 6.30-7pm. The show provides a platform for Sudanese current affairs, arts and culture, bridging the gap between generations in the Sudanese community in Australia and abroad. Najeem Musa and Eltayeb Ali provide a space to talk about politics and news from Darfur and beyond, as well as local information and interviews for and by the marginalised Sudanese diaspora in Australia. The program also features modern and traditional music in Arabic and other tribal languages. Listen back to their latest show now! Presented by the Darfur Community Association of Australia. Image: Najeem Musa and Eltayeb Ali.

Trans Day of Audibility

Help make our ‘Trans Day of Audibility’ broadcast happen! Donate on GiveOUT Day this Friday 15 October. GiveOUT Day is a national day of giving to LGBTIQA+ organisations, community groups, and projects. Donations on GiveOUT Day are doubled by GiveOUT and their partners. That means your donation will be matched dollar for dollar. How good is that! We're fundraising for a ‘Trans Day of Audibility’ broadcast that will bring together a range of queer programmers and presenters to showcase and celebrate underrepresented voices for Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) in March 2022. Your donation will help elevate and amplify the voices of trans communities as part of this dedicated special broadcast. To donate just head to GiveOUT Day now!

Totes 3CR Bag

These great little Tote bags are perfect for lugging your activists tools about, or getting the shopping home from the market. Just $27.50 (including postage) - jump online and order yours today. The bags themselves come from Zemer Bags. All funds raised go toward purchasing school books for a school in Tirana Albania (where some of the children of workers who made the bags go) and Floq (a small village affected by earthquakes in recent years).

20 Years on the Inside

Today we announce the release of an iconic podcast series - “20 Years on the Inside”. The series gives voice to the experience of First Nations incarceration in the Victorian prison system. “20 Years on the Inside” is a carefully curated series of conversations with Aboriginal people recorded across two decades of Beyond the Bars, 3CR’s live prison radio broadcasts. The podcast series is hosted by prominent Aboriginal activists Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards. “We believe the voices in this series have never been heard in podcasting before, and the themes of storytelling, politics, community and humanity make this series a must-listen for anyone living in so-called Australia.” The 6-part series is available across all podcast platforms (Spotify, Apple) and on the 3CR website and you can listen live each Monday at midday on 855AM, 3CR Digital or via live streaming.

Music Matters fundraiser

Postponed! Standby for a new date ...
Music Matters wants your company at a fundraiser on Saturday 28 August at the Coburg RSL (COVID-19 permitting!). We will be featuring great local independent musicians: The Avenue Ensemble, Powerful Owl and PSA. All this for just $10 on the door at Coburg RSL, 323 Sydney Rd from 8pm. Please join your Music Matters' hosts Joe and Jane to celebrate community powered radio with community powered musicians as we fundraise to help keep Radical Radio on-air and online for another year. 

Neithan and Tony from Strong Spirit

3CR is thrilled to have Dardi Munwurro (Strong Spirit) as a new affiliate organisation and new program each Monday at 1pm. Dardi is an independent Aboriginal organisation which works in the area of family violence, to support Aboriginal men of all ages to break the cycle of inter-generational trauma, and to become leaders, role models and mentors within their communities. Neithan and Tony (pictured) say the weekly Strong Spirit radio show will take a holistic approach, sharing information about Dardi’s work with Aboriginal men and their communities. It will show the wider community what Kooris are doing to support each other and to make the community safer.

Beyond the Bars 2021

3CR's iconic Beyond the Bars project has been on the air for 20 years this year, and we're looking forward to presenting our shows from six Victorian prisons during NAIDOC Week 5-9 July 2021. The broadcasts can be heard on 3CR 855AM, 3CR Digital, or streaming live. Check out previous years online now. Beyond the Bars receives financial support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Koori Justice Unit and Corrections Victoria at the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the City of Yarra