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.
This Thursday is Human Rights Day and we'll be placing the spotlight on Armenia, First Nations rights in Australia, the relationship between the far-Right, misogyny and gendered violence, sex worker discrimination and much more. Catch specials throughout the day - more details here.
Image description: image is a poster with a light blue and pink background. It features a digital continuous line drawing of a disabled person in a blue wheelchair. The person is holding a large black sphere, filled with moon and stars. It looks as though they are literally holding space. There is a burgundy, mustard, blue and black rainbow above the person’s head, with a black heart and star on either side. Black text on the poster reads: “Imagining Disability Justice. 3CR Community Radio - International Day of People with a Disability. Thursday 3 December 2020, 7am-7pm.
On Sunday 29 November at 1pm 3CR will be bringing SlutWalk 2020 to the airwaves. SlutWalk Melbourne are asking you to join the global SlutWalk Movement to end slutshaming and victim blaming.Turn it up loud and let the speeches fill the streets and your kitchens and backyards.Tell the world, even in a pandemic, we will not be silenced! SlutWalk - it’s a controversial name, not a controversial message. Tune in!
Done By Law are taking their annual trivia night fundraiser to the air this year with a triviathon event streaming in audio and video on THIS Thursday 19 November from 7pm. There'll be competitive trivia, limbo in your living room and requests and dedications on the Justice Jukebox. Entry by donation here - you can also purchase some party perks. If you can't make the event but want to support this fundraiser anyway, you can donate here. Every contribution is appreciated, however small or large. See you at the triviathon!
Tune into the 2020 Beyond the Bars CD launch on air this Thursday 12 November from 2-3.30pm. Despite the lifting of some restrictions, we'll be launching this year's CD on air and online. This broadcast event will feature highlights from the July broadcasts and officially launch the 2020 CD. Order YOUR free CD now and get your copy in the post. ORDER NOW.
It’s Mental Health Week and Brainwaves is turning 10! Brainwaves is produced and presented by people with a lived experience of mental health issues. The show covers a wide range of interests and issues—previous shows have explored topics like women’s mental health, early interventions for psychosis, legal rights for consumers, mental health in the media, stigma in the workplace, promoting community inclusion and music as a means to recovery. In 2012, Brainwaves won the Excellence in Training Award by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. The Brainwaves team also won the Community Engagement award in the 2014 3CR Radio Awards. This week on Brainwaves we present a special 1 hour edition from 4.30-5.30pm. We'll chat with a few of the members of our team about their time as part of the Brainwaves show, some of their favourite memories and why Brainwaves is so important to them. You can tune into Brainwaves at 5pm on Wednesdays, where every week is Mental Health week. Brainwaves is sponsored by Wellways Australia.
On 15 October 1970 the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed during construction killing 35 people and injuring many more. 3CR will mark this important 50 year commemoration with a special broadcast featuring audio from our archives. Tune in at 2pm on Thursday 15 October. More information and audio links will be available after the broadcast. www.3cr.org.au/westgatebridge
Now is certainly the time to be thinking strategically! We're pleased to share our station's Strategic Plan for the next five years, which maps out our key activities across programming, training, engagement, technology, finance and sector development for 2020 to 2025. Happy reading! 3CR Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
3CR is very sad to announce that long-term broadcaster Ralph Knight passed away today Friday 31 July. Ralph presented music programs Nostalgia Unlimited, Swing and Sway and Steam Radio, as well as the Unitarian Half Hour a program of the Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church. He made an enormous contribution to 3CR over the years both as a presenter and a radio technician and will be greatly missed at the station. We are sure that he will also be missed by his many listeners and supporters. We offer our deepest sympathy to Ralph's family and friends. Please stay tuned to 3CR's nostalgia music programs for tributes to Ralph over the coming weeks. Read a tribute to Ralph from his technical friends and colleagues here.
Missed it? Listen back now. In 2020 the Smith Street Working Group and the City of Yarra partner with 3CR to bring a retrospective of the past 7 years of the Smith Street Dreaming Festival - usually a day event held on Smith Street during NAIDOC week. Presented by 3CR broadcaster Viv Malo, (The Black Block), alongside Dave Arden and others live to air from the 3CR studios. The broadcast featured music from past festival performers and interviews with some of the key figures of the Smith Street Dreaming formation. Broadcast live on Saturday 18 July, 1-4pm.