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.
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.
Behind Closed Doors is a new show providing a safe space to explore the world of sex work. Your peer hosts will chat with a wide variety of guests, focusing on those voices that are rarely heard. We’ll talk to workers and allies alike, making sure to always put the interests of sex workers first. Our aim is to talk WITH people - not at them! If you’d like to know more, or even feature on our show, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. And be sure to listen in live Thursdays 6-6.30pm or anytime online.
Workers will rally right around the country on Wednesday 10 April and at 3CR we'll be bringing listeners live coverage of the Melbourne rally. Be sure to turn up, or tune in, to demand greater equality for all workers. Can't make it? Tune in. At the rally? Listen to our coverage. And don't forget - our union programs are the backbone of our station, bringing you workers' voices and struggles across a great array of weekly shows - Concrete Gang, Stick Together, MUA, Fire Up, Solidarity Breakfast, and Asia Pacific Currents. Plus our strong union affiliates ETU, AMWU and NUW are also out doing the hard yards for workers' rights. Get active to #ChangeTheRules this week!
Sunday 31 March is International Day of Trans Visibility. 3CR joins Transgender Victoria for a panel discussion on Trans Voices of Colour hosted by Mama Alto and Sally Goldner. Live at Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St Fitzroy, 12 - 1pm, broadcast on Out of the Pan and supported by a Victorian Government Pride Events and Festivals grant. For more information and tickets about this and other Transgender Victoria activities planned for the day jump online.
All members of the Community Radio Federation are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 27 March at 6.30pm. If you're a subscriber - that means YOU! The meeting will be held upstairs at the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy. If you are planning to attend please RSVP to our Station Manager by phoning during business hours 03 9419 8377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Included in the agenda are three important resolutions proposed by the Committee of Management and we need our members to vote on these resolutions. If you are subscriber and unable to attend please contact the Station Manager (above) by 5pm on Monday 25 March to obtain your proxy form.
Celebrate International Women's Day this year with 3CR! On Friday 8 March we’ll bring you 24 hours of non-stop radio by, for and about women. Join our fabulous women and gender queer broadcasters as we talk with talented Melbourne activists, songwriters, storytellers and musicians making a difference. Between 5.30 and 6.30pm we’ll broadcast live from the IWD rally at the State Library in the city. Check out the schedule for the day here.
The community of passionate members that founded 3CR made some tough decisions. They committed themselves and a growing community of listeners to back their vision of owning our station, and remaining independent of government or corporate influence. They did this by fundraising brick by brick, with working bees, door knocking and on-air drives and it is with the surety of this ownership that 3CR survives today. We are evolving and growing with the challenges of our times, driven by the energy, politics and passion of our volunteers and members who turn up and do the work - week in, week out. And we need your commitment to keep us on air. Show your support during Subscriber Drive 11-17 February 2019. Feed Radical Radio - subscribe now.
Every year 3CR marks Invasion Day with special programming that gives voice to the ongoing struggle for land justice in this country. Our shows cover the real history of Australia, cross to local events and rallies around town, and celebrate the survival and culture of Aboriginal people. Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land – Abolish Australia Day! Tune into 3CR on Saturday 26 January from 9.30am to 4pm for coverage of the 2019 Invasion Day events and issues. More information and audio from the day here.
This Sunday 20 January tune into a live broadcast at 12 til 1pm from the commemoration of the two freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner who were executed 177 years ago.
The Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner Commemoration Committee will hold a public ceremony to honour the indigenous people who during the colonisation process, were killed for protecting their lands, their families, their culture and a way of life they had practised for over 40,000 years.The commemoration will take place at the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner monument on the corner of Victoria and Franklin Streets, Melbourne.
Hear our live broadcast on 855AM, Digital 3CR, or streaming at www.3cr.org.au/streaming.