International Women's Day 2021

When you think about radical leadership who comes to mind? Who are the bold and fearless leaders whose politics encompass women and gender diverse people? Whose work centres Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people because they understand our freedom is tied to Aboriginal sovereignty? A COVID-19 world shone a light on the stark differences between rich and poor, employed and unemployed, black and white.

Burning Vinyl

The Old Bar's very own doorman Matt Gleeson has been doing his radio show Burning Vinyl on Fridays 2pm - 4pm for over 15 years now and June is when he's gotta raise some cash to stay on the airwaves. He's made half of what he needs and hopefully we can get him over the edge with this fundraiser show. Matt is at the Oldie pretty much every night of the year seeing every band that plays there. So he very well may be the person who sees more live music than anyone else in Melbourne. He's seen all your bands and probably played them on his show. Come down and help us keep him on air. This Tuesday 26 June at the Old Bar 74-76 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Claws and Organs, Bodies, Noughts, and Claire Birchall. 

The Gardening Show team

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. 

Station Managers Bruce Francis (1989-96) and Rachel Kirby (now)

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.

Remember Me artwork by Reko Rennie in North Fitzroy.

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.

Out of the Blue fundraiser

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 outoftheblue3cr@gmail.com

Completada Bailable fundraiser 19 May

Come along to a night of music and food in support of Completada Bailable and find out just what a Completo is! Saturday 19 May from 7pm, $10 entry. Moreland City Bandroom, 16-22 Cross Street, East Brunswick. Live music and Chilean hot dogs!

Spoken Word broadcast team 3CR

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. 

3CR kitchen window of campaign stickers about all things work and solidarity.

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.

3CR Tuesday Breakfast Team

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).

Stolenwealth Games

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.