Will you support the 2023 Radiothon? The station needs your help to ‘Stay Radical’ and provide a vital platform for the issues that get left behind, and the voices that get silenced. We need the community to 'Stay Tuned' to diverse voices and alternative perspectives in order to create meaningful social change. Please help the station to build and expand this critical media outlet, and encourage others to ‘Stay Tuned, Stay Radical’. Make a donation to our Radiothon today. Any amount makes a big difference, and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Awesome artwork by Nicky Minus. And THANK YOU for your support.
There’ll be great Summer Programming content on air over the festive season, but our offices will be closed from midday Friday 23 December and re-open Tuesday 3 January. Throughout January 2023 we’ll be open with reduced hours and days. The station will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday, call us on 03 9419 8377 or connect with us online via our socials and website. We hope that all our listeners and supporters enjoy a break and we look forward to hearing from you in 2023!
Looking for a radical gift for that special someone?
Come along to our Pop Up Shop THIS Saturday 17 December from 9-12noon.
Books, t-shirts, scarves, tote bags and much much more.
3CR Community Radio
21 Smith Street, Fitzroy.
See you there!
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
rest is not wasted time
it is survival”
Have you got your FREE ticket yet? Sunday 27 November at the Brunswick Ballroom - come join the radical radio community. ‘3CR Radio Music Feast’ is one of several events produced as part of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s partnership with Creative Victoria’s On The Road Again initiative, connecting Victorian community radio with the state’s live music scene. We've got a stellar line-up including Ajak Kwai, Kutcha Edwards, Lady Lash, the Black Jesus Experience, the Cherry Reds, Soju Gang, Marroushti, Uncle Robbie Thorpe and MC Shiralee Hood. Read more in our Media Release. FREE tickets here.
You are invited to the Beyond the Bars 2022 #19 CD Launch on Thursday 10 November 6-8pm, at Dardi Munwurro, Aunty Alma Thorpe's Gathering Place, 546-550 High Street, Preston. There’ll be free CDs, speakers, panel discussion, live music, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. This is a free event and all are welcome.
Trivia is BACK baby! That's right, Done By Law's legendary trivia night returns to light up the social calendars of the best and brightest minds in Melbourne. Expect another evening of sparkling wit, cunning competition and of course, the glorious glory of sweet sweet victory (which could be yours by the way). This your first year? Welcome!! You might just be the best among us, but you'll have to strut your stuff to prove it! And yes, before you faint - the competition will end, as it always does, with limbo, and it will be fabulous. Why are we assembling you ask? To raise much needed funds for the incredible 3CR, the fiercely grassroots radio station which hosts Done By Law. Friday 21 October at Collingwood Town Hall. More information and tickets here.
Come along to Cafe Gummo for a night of Rembetiko/Latin music to keep Greek Resistance Bulletin on the air broadcasting dissident voices in the capitalist media hellscape. Performers on the night include a rembetiko ensemble featuring Alexander Petropoulos, Paul Dounias, Joseph Tsombanopoulos, Katerina Stevens (pictured) and Rosco Heck. Supporting them on the night will be Oscar Poncell. Wednesday 7 September from 8pm, 711 High Street, Thornbury, $10 entry. Event details here.
Each year singers and artists gather to present a fundraising concert to support the station. After a hiatus of two years, '3 Songs for 3CR' is back on the calendar for a cluster of singers and performers who gladly support the work of the station. For listeners looking for an alternative perspective, or the voices of the unrepresented, 3CR, is the place to go. For musicians, Music Sans Frontieres, presented by The Boite, and the host of other music programs offer airplay and opportunities nowhere else available. This year’s event is at 1 Mark St. North Fitzroy, on Friday 26 August. Four community choirs and several artists from The Boite’s newest project, Portfolio, are joining forces to fill a night with song. Enjoy songs and tunes from Sonidos Del Alma, Gorani, Mixed Drinks, Pal Mar, Feel Good Choir, Pratik Saurav. Come along and support them, and Melbourne’s boldest community broadcaster. '3 Songs for 3CR', 7:30pm, Friday 26 August, 1 Mark St. North Fitzroy, entry $25, $20 concession. For bookings head to www.boite.com.au.
Three scientists walk into a bar ... and start asking you about obscure sci-fi and science news stories! You're at Lost in Science trivia, back from a long hiatus. Part of National Science Week, this amazing, entertaining, intellectually stimulating night is a fundraiser for 3CR, so entry is $20 per person. Teams are a maximum of 6 people and reservations via email@example.com are essential. Pay online (details via email) or with cash on the night.
Uprise Radio and Stick Together program teams have combined forces to bring you an afternoon of lively discussion and music. In the face of imminent climate collapse, floods, fires and pandemics, it is critical that we take action. We are thrilled to host a panel discussion to hear about strategy, tactics and solidarity. Joining the panel will be Natarsha Napanangka Bamblett, Zelda Grimshaw - Blockade Australia, Dr. Colin Long - Sustainability Campaigner from Trades Hall Victoria and Anthony Kelly - Melbourne Activist Legal Support. Stick around afterwards for the tunes laid down by some of the best local legends: Les Thomas, Maxine Fink and Sooty Owls. There'll be food, refreshments, a 3CR stall and a RAFFLE, with a choice selection of prizes. Tickets are $10, with a solidarity option for an amount of your choosing. Of course, no one turned away. 3-7pm Saturday 23 July, Black Spark Cultural Space, 126A Gladstone Ave, Northcote (accessible tram stop 30 on Route 11). You can get tickets here, and full event details here.