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)
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 email@example.com
Tune into 3CR for ongoing coverage of the struggle to protect Djap Wurrung heritage. You can also catch up on coverage from this year, and last year, that gives voice to the powerful fight to stop this senseless destruction of land, trees and country. Listen online now. (Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy).
Don't miss out on this great trivia night presented by our favourite legal radio show Done By Law. Pop it in the diary - Friday 6 September 6.30pm, Collingwood Townhall. Done By Law is the Federation of Community Legal Centres’ weekly CLC-run radio show and you don't want to miss this sell-out trivia extravaganza! Brush up on that general knowledge and do your daily core and stretching exercises because … the hottest LIMBO is back in town! Yep, once again the team are literally bending over backwards to raise funds for their show and the station. Be there! Details and tickets here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more information. Please note: Saving the world is not guaranteed, but having a great night is though. Book your tickets here.