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. 

Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy.

Tune into 3CR for ongoing coverage of the struggle to protect Djap Wurrung heritage. You can also catch up on coverage from this year, and last year, that gives voice to the powerful fight to stop this senseless destruction of land, trees and country. Listen online now.  (Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy). 

Done By Law fundraiser on Friday 6 September

Don't miss out on this great trivia night presented by our favourite legal radio show Done By Law. Pop it in the diary - Friday 6 September 6.30pm, Collingwood Townhall. Done By Law is the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ weekly CLC-run radio show and you don't want to miss this sell-out trivia extravaganza! Brush up on that general knowledge and do your daily core and stretching exercises because … the hottest LIMBO is back in town! Yep, once again the team are literally bending over backwards to raise funds for their show and the station. Be there! Details and tickets here

Chris Gaffney - Great Voices

The station community is saddened by the passing of long-term broadcaster Chris Gaffney on 14 August 2019. Chris had been a member of 3CR since 1990 volunteering his time, knowledge and interests as a trainer, programmer and a member the Program Sub-Committee and the Committee of Management. Chris had a wide interest in both politics and art and a sharp Marxist analysis that went with both. Chris was an actor, opera connoisseur and a strong advocate for the working class, ideas he wove through his programming both on Keep Left and Great Voices. Chris could be heard within the station debating over the kitchen table the finer points of a complex political theory or, singing at the top of his lungs during Great Voices. Chris was a unique character who was loved by both his comrades and colleagues at 3CR and his many listeners. Our deepest sympathy to Chris’s family and friends. A funeral service will be held for Chris at Ern Jensen Funerals on Tuesday 20 August, 3pm. 6 Bruce Street Preston. You can listen to Chris's final show on the Great Voices webpage. 

Lost in Science Trivia Night 2019

Prepare your mental docking stations for the annual Lost in Science trivia night! Like Soyuz and Apollo, you can rendezvous with your friends in low-Earth orbit (very low) and help keep community radio on the air by taking part in Melbourne's greatest science quiz. This Space Age event is a fundraiser for 3CR, so entry is $20 per person. Tuesday 13 August, 6.30pm at the Carringbush Hotel, Abbotsford. You can bring cash on the night, or message us here or on lostinsci@gmail.com for online payment details. Teams are a maximum of 6 people. Let us know on Facebook if you believe you have the right stuff and want to reserve a table. 

The Boite 3 Songs for 3CR

The Boite presents 3 Songs for 3CR bringing together solos, duos, trios and five choirs to raise funds for Music Sans Frontiers. On at the Oratory, Abbotsford Convent, at 7.30pm, Saturday 3 August. Tickets at the door or book online at www.boite.com.au

Beyond the Bars 2019

In 2019 we celebrated NAIDOC Week with Beyond the Bars  ... featuring stories, songs, opinions and poems from the men and women in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Karreenga Annex, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison. The all-Black radio broadcast team presents these special broadcasts for NAIDOC Week each year. You can now listen back to all of our broadcasts online. 
Beyond the Bars Media Release 2019

Broadcast details:

Monday 8 July, 11-2pm, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
Tuesday 9 July, 11-2pm, Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Wednesday 10 July, 11-1pm, Fulham Correctional Centre, 1-3pm, Loddon Prison
Thursday 11 July, 11-2pm, Port Phillip Prison
Friday 12 July, 11-1pm, Barwon Prison, 1-2pm, Karreenga Annex

Greek Resistance Punk Gig

Greek Resistance Bulletin presents a Punk Fundraiser on Saturday 6 July at Bar 303, High Street, Northcote. With Pest, Somatized, Pala, Punter, Scab Eater and Gun Laws with more to be announced! Check out the Facebook event. $8/10/12 unwaged/waged/solidarity. Free entry for First Nations people. And don't forget to Tune in each Tuesday at 10pm - Greek Resistance Bulletin brings you news from the social movements of Greece, including anti-fascist and anti-racist news and information about grassroots political initiatives.

2040 Film Fundraiser

Join the Out of the Blue team for a special, fundraising screening of 2040 on Thursday 20 June at 8pm at the Nova Cinema in Carlton. 2040 is the latest film by award winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film), and shows us a possible future we could have if we take on board all the best practice options available now to change our planet. This documentary presents are more ecologically sustainable future. What would it take to achieve this kind of future? Come along to Cinema Nova with the Out of the Blue team for a drink, a fantastic documentary and together we can save the world. Important: As this is a fundraising event, we will not be offering refunds. We can, however, transfer the ticket into another name. Please contact us on outoftheblue3cr@gmail.com for more information. Please note: Saving the world is not guaranteed, but having a great night is though. Book your tickets here

Completada Bailable fundraiser

Come along to our Completada Bailable/Danceable Feast! Saturday 8 June at Moreland City Bandroom, 16 Cross Street, East Brunswick, from 6pm. Live music by Abraham Alejandro Dunovitslittle chilli and Stinky Grrl, Dj Twins, DJ Twin Grace and DJ Otorongo spinning dance tunes. Entry is $10 with a completo (Chilean hot dog/vegetarian/vegan alternative available).  NO BYO, drinks for sale, we will be selling wine and beer. We will also have delicious kombucha kindly donated by the good brew company. Join us for a fun night of food and dancing for a good cause!  

QR Code queer health podcasts

Did you miss the first episode of QR Code? Fear not, you can listen back right now.

Produced and presented by George Maxwell, this episode is on structural factors that impact LGBTIQA+ mental health. Featuring Roj Amedi, Senior Human Rights & Racial Justice Campaigner at Colour Code and Get Up, Nadine Chemali, writer, social worker and founder and director of Femmo Collective and Fin Healy, psychology and gender studies student. 

You can catch QR Code on In Ya Face on the last Friday of every month.

For updates facebook.com/qrcode3cr.

The next episode goes to air on Friday 31 May at 4.30pm.