3CR Radiothon 2022 - artwork by Annie Walter

June is always an exciting time at the station. It’s when we feel the love from all our listeners and supporters as we raise funds to keep the station going for another year. Our 2022 Radiothon theme is ‘Keep Community Strong’ and we’re so proud of the hundreds of volunteers who continue to create great community radio week in, week out, for listeners far and wide. Our independence and community control is vital, and our June Radiothon is when you get to show your support for community owned media with a tax deductible donation. Listen up, and chip in! Thanks to the delightful Annie Walter for this year’s Radiothon designs.

Community Radio Plus App

There are loads of ways to listen to 3CR, and here’s another one! It’s the Community Radio Plus app and it’s a great way to access all your favourite 3CR shows in real time or when it suits you. Live stream, audio on demand, station information and podcasts. It’s got it all! Download the app here

Celebrate May Day 2022

Join us in celebration of May Day with special programming on Sunday 1 May. Each year on May 1 communities from around the world join in celebrating the achievements of the labour movement and show solidarity with the continued struggle for labour rights everywhere. Bringing you coverage and analysis of local and international labour issues and a LIVE cross to the 2022 Melbourne May Day Rally from 1pm. For more details.

Trans Day of Audibility

Listen back now! Last year we raised funds for a #TDOV Broadcast on GiveOut day, we received enough generous donations from our lovely supporters plus matched donations to reach our target! So get listening THIS Sunday 27 March - 7 hours of trans audibility will be hitting the airwaves from 12-7pm in the lead up to Trans Day of Visibility on 31 March. Check out the program details here

As part of this year's 24 hours of International Women's Day, 3CR invites YOU to a street party from 4-8pm on Tuesday 8 March in Little Victoria Street. There'll be music, performers, food and friends. Can't make it? You can also listen live. This is a COVID safe event. Check out the details of our annual 24 hour broadcast HERE

Talgium Edwards broadcasting live on Invasion Day 2022 from the 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra.

Are you a strong supporter of independent, radical, community radio? Make sure you’re a 3CR subscriber in February 2022. Every week you can listen live, on demand, or via podcast to anti-fascist analysis, industrial relations news and views from a worker’s perspective, community action addressing the global climate crisis, Indigenous communities fight for sovereignty, Palestinian perspectives or to any of the art and music programs 3CR champions. Become a member today. Pictured: Talgium Edwards broadcasting live on Invasion Day 2022 from the 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra.

3CR's Invasion Day Broadcast, 9am-4pm, 26 January 2022.  Artwork by Gavin Moore.

Join 3CR from 9am – 4pm, on Wednesday 26th January for our annual Invasion Day broadcast.

3CR’s First Nations broadcasters will be bringing you news and views from activists around the country with grassroots politics that you won’t find anywhere else. We discuss genocide, sovereignty, treaty, pay the rent, deaths in custody, truth and justice, and the lore of the land. With Blak and deadly music and timeless audio from our archives in between!

For the latest details head to our Invasion Day broadcast page.

Join 3CR at midday on Thursday 20 January for a live broadcast from the ceremony commemorating the 180th anniversary of the execution of the freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner, the first men executed in Victoria in 1842.

Summer 2022

We're excited to see what 2022 brings! Keep listening over Summer for some great specials as we gear up for the year ahead. Details on some Summer programming content can be found here

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.