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.
Join 3CR on Sunday 8 March as we dish up another feast of radical ideas to end gender inequality. Centring the voices of First Nations, refugee, migrant women and gender diverse people. Challenging liberal and corporate feminisms in discussions on sovereignty, workers rights, abelism, nuclear disarmament, environmental justice, animal rights, music and performance. 11pm Saturday 7 March to midnight Sunday 8 March. For more details go to International Women's Day 2020.
The start of 2020 heralded catastrophic conditions for communities and the natural environment right across Australia. It is devastating to see the direct impact of years of government inaction on climate change together with the extreme corporate greed. Now is the time to stand up and fight against ecological genocide. It is clear that only a mass mobilisation of people and communities will create the change necessary.The essence of any movement for social change is communication and information. Community radio provides a vital space for us to communicate and organise together free from vested corporate interests and the profit motive. Be part of the movement for change - become a member of Melbourne’s precious independent community media.
In 2020, 3CR marks Invasion Day with special programming and live coverage of the Melbourne rally. Across seven hours, our programming will reveal the real history of Australia, cover local and interstate events and rallies, demand justice and celebrate the survival and culture of Aboriginal people. Tune into 3CR on Sunday 26 January from 9am - 4pm for coverage of the 2020 Invasion Day events and issues. Details here.
Tune in this Monday 20 January for a live broadcast at 12 noon from the commemoration of the two freedom fighters - Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner - who were executed 178 years ago.
The Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee will hold a public ceremony to honour all indigenous people who have suffered under the ongoing colonisation process. Join the commemoration at the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets, Melbourne.
Tune into the live broadcast on 855AM, Digital 3CR, or streaming at www.3cr.org.au/streaming.
3CR wishes all our listeners, volunteers and supporters the very best for a relaxing summer break. We look forward to bringing you more compelling and rousing radio in 2020. But there's no need to turn off! We've collated a great summer listening line-up, so we hope you can kick back and listen up.
The idea that as human beings we have universal and inalienable rights has been internationally recognised since the birth of the United Nations in the mid-20th Century. But how effective has this idea actually been? Additionally, in what ways does the regime, created by and in the interests of the US (and western imperialism), actually uphold the power structures and inequalities it claims to fight against? On 10 December for Human Rights Day, Tuesday Breakfast will reflect on these questions between 7 - 8.30am. They'll unpack the history of human rights, explore just how effective they are, and discuss issues of unequal access between states in the Global North and Global South.
On Disability Day this year we hear from BIPOC (Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour) with various kinds of disabilities across 12 hours of dedicated programming. On 3 December from 7am-7pm we'll feature 'Power from the margins' covering BIPOC perspectives, live music, artists and discussion. Check out the full details here. Poster art for 3CR Disability Day Broadcast 2019 by Rukaya Springle (aka clitories). Image description: A colourful digital illustration of a group of people with different visible and invisible disabilities, gathered together in a group. They have different skin tones, and appear to be different ages. One of the people illustrated is Jane Rosengrave; she is flexing her biceps and wearing an Aboriginal Flag t-shirt.
Save the date! The 2019 Beyond the Bars CD Launch is on Thursday 14 November, 6.30-8.30pm at Maysar, Fitzroy Stars Gym (upstairs - accessible) on Gertrude Street. Guests, music and discussion on prison life, justice, and the power of radio. All welcome. Free CDs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.
Each year 3CR celebrates International Day of People with a Disability on 3 December. This year from 7am to 7pm, the 12-hour broadcast will focus on BIPOC (Black People, Indigenous People, and People of Colour) with various kinds of disabilities. If you have ideas or would like to be involved, contact this year's Coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org