In 2022 Beyond the Bars broadcasts from six Victorian prisons during NAIDOC Week 4-8 July 2022. You can listen in via 3CR 855AM, 3CR Digital, or streaming live. Previous years are available to listen to anytime online. 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. Original artwork by Suzzane at DPFC, gifted to 3CR, 2021.
Get ready to tune in:
Mon 4 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 5 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 6 July 11am-1pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 6 July 1-3pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 7 July 11am-2pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)
Fri 8 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)
Coming up this Sunday 24 June is the Gardening Show Radiothon. 3CR Gardening Show has a cult following and the best environmentally-friendly gardening tips in Melbourne. Going strong for 27 years, the show makes waking up early on Sunday morning worthwhile. The program features an expert panel including Millie Ross, Stephen Ryan, and Gwen and Rodger Elliot and is produced by long-time 3CR volunteer Pam Vardy. Call this Sunday between 7.30 and 10am and donate, then join us at the station at 21 Smith St Fitzroy after the show, 10am til 12noon, to pick up your prizes, have a cuppa and say G'day! 03 9419 8377.
The world is awash with digital communication, yet there’s never been such a lack of political alternatives. Information is the new commodity and truly alternative visions for justice, equity and sustainability remain elusive. Thankfully, community and alternative media continue to step into the void to fight for community justice, action and alternatives. Despite all that we know about the importance of representation, it is still a revolutionary act to put a mic in the hand of someone denied a voice, and more than four decades later 3CR Community Radio continues to do just that. Fight For Your Mic captures the station’s ongoing commitment to fighting for a better world through the medium of radio, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. Donate now or call the station on 03 9419 8377.
National Sorry Day is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May, since 1998. On 26 May 1997, the Bringing Them Home report was tabled in Parliament. First Nations communities and organisations had been campaigning for an inquiry that would address the general public's ignorance of the history of forced removals because it was hindering the recognition of the needs of its victims and their families and the provision of services that they needed.
It's back! The team from Out of the Blue are holding their fourth annual Fundraising Trivia Night on Wednesday 23 May at 6pm. Get a team together, big or small, and join us at Highlander Bar, 11A Highlander Lane in the city, for delicious food, a cold bevvie and some healthy (or not so healthy) competition. Be sure to bring your A game, a creative team name and your mad trivia skills. All money raised will help to keep Out of the Blue running for another year. For more information and to book your tickets head to our Facebook page or email us at email@example.com
Spoken Word, Melbourne's weekly radio program dedicated to poetry, presents a fundraiser at Grub Food Van on Tuesday 15 May, 87 Moor Street Fitzroy. Featuring Andy Jackson, Jennifer Compton, Tariro Movondo, Kylie Supski and more. The event will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. $15 entry, get along and enjoy good food, great company and splendid spoken word.
7am - 1pm Tuesday 1st May. Each year for International Workers Day, communities from around the world join in to celebrate the achievements of the labour movement and to show solidarity with the continued struggle for labour rights everywhere. Kick off your May Day with 3CR's Tuesday Breakfast as we serve up solidarity and resistance. Hear perspectives throughout the day from women, LGBTQIA+, Earth workers, indigenous and community activists about all things work and solidarity.
On Tuesday 24 April, 7-8.30am, Tuesday Breakfast will explore how structural inequalities put First Nations women, immigrant women, sex workers, women of colour, women with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ women, homeless women, refugee women, and working class women at risk of predatory practices. With special guests including Sally Goldner (Transgender Victoria and Out of the Pan), Tareen Onus-Williams (Yiga Gunditj / Bindal / Erub Mur Islander, activist), Nik Ranger (Dada Ono), Queenie Bon Bon (worker, activist and performance artist), Anastasia Le (Out for Australia), Vicky Vacondios (educator, speaker and advocate on family violence and homelessness).
Help 3CR send a team of broadcasters to the Stolenwealth Games Protest April 4 - 15 2018, Queensland. We have 30 Limited Edition ‘Divine Intervention’ prints signed by Robbie Thorpe and Tom Civil. The “Divine Intervention” fire crest was a collaboration between Robbie Thorpe and Tom Civil in 2006 in the lead up to the Melbourne Commonwealth (Stolenwealth) Games, and the Queen's visit. The crest symbolises the acknowledgement of Indigenous Law in Australia. Lightening strikes, igniting Indigenous Law represented by fire amongst the wattle branches, and in turn freeing the kangaroo and emu from their place in the 'Australian Coat of Arms'. The kangaroo and the emu then warm themselves by the fire. We are selling these limited edition screen prints for $100. We also have T-shirts $25 and tote bags for $20 each. So come down to the station during business hours and get some beautiful art and support an important project.
The Turnbull Government’s building industry attack dog has issued new Building Code rules that specifically ban the Eureka Flag from being displayed on a building site. In addition to banning the flag they have also banned putting stickers on hard hats. If an employer breaches the Code, they are ineligible to compete for Government work. Our station affiliate the CFMEU (Building Union Division) has launched a campaign to Break the Ban on flying the Eureka Flag. You can pick up free Break the Ban campaign stickers from 3CR office at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy during business hours. Listen to Concrete Gang to hear the latest updates on the campaign here.