Rest is Survival, artwork and poem Renay Barker Mulholland

Tune in on Saturday 3 December for 12 hours of programming on the International Day of People with Disability. This year we’re talking about REST as a necessity for our survival, the ways disabled people are habitually denied both rest and income, reflections on disabled rest and joy, disabled Indigenous anticapitalist futures, and so much more. Universal access to rest, to wellness, to life, is Disability Justice. Check out the full program grid here.

Image description: a graphic with a campfire burning in the dark and the words "Rest is SURVIVAL" in large print above it. To the side are the words "3CR Community Radio", and the words of a poem by Renay Barker Mulholland that read

"for every beat a rest 
for every shadow cast a light
for every action a reaction
but
rest is not wasted time
it is survival”

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.