We’re getting ready to launch 3CR’s Radiothon … support ‘Community Powered Radio’ in June 2021! We’re so proud of our supporters and can’t wait to hear from you all as we raise critical funds to keep the station going for another year. Tax deductible and for the community, YOUR donation will power independent community media that drives dissent and creates change. Artwork by Sam Wallman.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please note: Saving the world is not guaranteed, but having a great night is though. Book your tickets here.
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 Dunovits, little 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!
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.
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The next episode goes to air on Friday 31 May at 4.30pm.
Save the date! 3CR's annual fundraiser is on the horizon. It's a time of tension and celebration as our programmers fundraise their hearts out to keep the station going for another year. Partly we fear this time of year, and partly we love it! We love the rallying of community, and generosity of our listeners, and the commitment everyone shows to strong, independent airwaves. Bring it on! Power Radical Radio, 3-16 June.
Celebrate May Day 2019 with us this Wednesday 1 May. Each year, 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. Kick off your May Day at 7am with a serve of solidarity and resistance. Hear perspectives from the frontline of workers' movements, May Day – The Facts! Music from the workers, Reclaiming Australia's radical past, Latin American women in unions, First Nations sovereignty + community activists on all things work and solidarity. Wednesday, 1 May, 7am - 7pm. Listen via 855AM, digital radio, and streaming live. You can check out the day's programming schedule here.