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IWD Rally 2020
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
In the lead up to Human Rights Day 2020, 3CR's feminist and gender activists bring you content produced by and for grassroots activists demanding change for the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (Nov 25 - Dec 10)
20 Years on the Inside with Vickie and Kutcha
Friday
A podcast series hosted by Vickie Roach and Kutcha Edwards reflecting on 20 years of the Beyond the Bars prison radio broadcasts.
Friday 5:00pm to 5:30pm
A Friday Rave is on the road with Jacob in the Thumpin’ Pig. Bringing peripatetic ponderings on the mess we’ve got ourselves into every Friday at 5pm.
Tuesday 8:30am to 9:00am
A program by and about women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
Monday 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.
Thursday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
International solidarity with First Nations.
Alternative News produced by the Campaign for International Co-Operation and Disarmament
Sunday 9:15am to 9:30am
News about peace, disarmament and nuclear issues.
Wednesday 9:30pm to 10:30pm
A weekly one hour, award winning, unembedded, independently produced radio program heard exclusively on Community Radio throughout Australia.
Wednesday 10:00am to 11:00am
Presents an anarchist analysis on local, national and international news and events. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
Armenian News radio team 2021
Thursday 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Community announcements, music and entertainment, news and topical issues.
Saturday 9:00am to 9:30am
Stories and issues from the Asia Pacific region with a labour and grassroots perspective. Regular interviews with activists from countries in the Asia Pacific region. Produced by Australia-Asia Worker Links.
Thursday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Behind Closed Doors provides a safe space to explore the world of sex work on air. Our cultural diverse radio presenters are committed to diversity and inclusion, non-judgmental and non-discriminatory. We endeavour to uncover what the working lives of sex workers are really like.
Tuesday 10:00am to 12:00pm
Billabong Beats is modelled on a traditional style “camp” and our philosophy of respect is based on the Sacred Fire that is corner stone to our production. The Sacred Fire opens a port-hole to The Dream-Time & connects the listener to the Lore of the land & to the Spirit of the land.
Friday 11:00am to 12:00pm
Catch up on all the latest news in Indigenous music and theatre with First Nations presenters.
Saturday 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Country and urban blues music.
Wednesday 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Challenging the mainstream, negative stereotypes of people with a mental illness ths program actively engages those living with a mental illness as researchers, interviewers, performers and program designers while promoting community mental health awareness.
Mural Tom's People
Friday
Alternative news, current affairs and media analysis. Tune into 3CR Breakfast each weekday morning and join Solidarity Breakfast on Saturday.
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00pm
A historically informed, critical analysis of Aboriginal affairs and the ongoing political movement for land rights, treaty, sovereignty and the cessation of genocide. Featuring the best of blak music.
Friday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
3CR's seminal rock program of Melbourne, Aussie and international rock with a focus on unsigned bands and who's gigging around Melbourne. Features live-to-air band performances.
Tuesday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Celtic folk, traditional & contemporary Irish, Australian folk music & lots more!
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
A show that facilitates discussion and explores topics about chronic illness, disability and mental health.
Wednesday 9:00am to 10:00am
Urban environment issues, analysing government services, both federal and state and local campaigns.
Monday 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Climate change - what's hot and what's not. Find out what is happening in community campaigns around the country, as well as the latest science and the solutions that are available now.
Thursday 3:00pm to 3:30pm
Come On, Come In is your chance to hear live bands and the best open-mic musicians in Melbourne.
Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?
Sunday 9:30am to 10:00am
Local and national building issues presented by the CFMEU Building Union Division.
Wednesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Democracy Now! is an independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez produced in New York in the United States of America.
Monday 2:30pm to 3:00pm
A show that provides a platform for people interested in ideas about home, community, and belonging. Hosted by Bigoa Chuol and Ayan Shirwa. Regular contributors Serious Meerkat and Cookie.
Thursday 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Father and son duo talk the talk about walking the walk, exploring consciousness around developing minds and the imagination of kids and carers. Growing, social, parenting and well-being issues presented amidst a global music jigsaw puzzle with segues to spot.
Dirt Radio is Friends of the Earth Melbourne's show on 3CR
Tuesday 9:30am to 10:00am
Friends of the Earth campaigners and activists dig down into the dirt on important environmental and social justice issues.
Saturday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Australian Council for the Defence of Government Schools (DOGS) looks at public education and separation of church and state.
Monday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
An open forum, presenting information and discussion around issues faced by prisoners in the criminal justice system and migration detention centres.
Tuesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Current legal issues presented by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, giving an alternative view of proposed legislation changes.
Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
Eritean Voices radio team 2021
Monday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Community news, news from Eritrea, community activities, interviews, Eritrean music and culture.
Friday 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Ethiopian news, information about community activities, events and general information.
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Thursday 6:30am to 7:00am
The Plumbers Union weekly radio show. Presented by The Plumbing Trades Employment Union (PTEU). Alternates every second Thursday with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA).
Thursday 6:30am to 7:00am
Fire Up MUA is events and issues in the Maritime industry, politics and community. Presented by 3CR affiliate the Maritime Union of Australia. Alternates fortnightly with the Plumbers Union of Australia.
Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Animal advocacy on the airwaves, hosted by a team of local animal advocates.
Current Affairs at 3CR
Friday 7:00am to 8:00am
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Gardening Show - LIVE each Sunday at 7.30am
Sunday 7:30am to 9:15am
Talkback gardening show covering all aspects of horticulture and emphasizing environmentally friendly ideas.
Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Global Intifada brings you current affairs through revolutionary & protest music from around the world - because Music Is Our Bomb.
Tuesday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Great voices in opera, song and the popular classics as well as oratorio, lieder and ballads.
Tuesday 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Bringing you news from the social movements of Greece in English and Greek, the anti-fascist and anti-racist front and news of actions and political initiatives from below.
Friday 7:00am to 8:30am
A weekly source of alternative information which aims to inspire action and organisation to put people and the environment first. Covering international political issues and struggles against the exploitation of the people and exposing the bias in mainstream media that preferences the power brokers and denies access to information.
Herds and Curds presenter, Carmen, herding goats in the alps
Sunday 7:00am to 7:30am
Conversations with farmhouse cheese makers and dairy producers.
Saturday 11:00pm to 2:00am
For great Hillbilly music you won't find or hear anywhere else.
Saturday 7:00pm to 8:00pm
American and Australian roots and roots-based music from the 1920s til now. Latest releases, obscurities, specials, live to air performances and interviews and the silliest gig guide in town!
Thursday 10:00pm to 11:30pm
Roots, Reggae and Dancehall.
James McKenzie In Ya Face, 3CR presenter
Friday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Explores LGBTIQA+ issues with interviews, music and commentary.
Friday 10:30am to 11:00am
With music, stories and poetry from the inside, Jailbreak gives a voice to prison inmates, their families and friends. It provides information on criminal, prison and health issues as well as connecting prisoners to the community through their music, poetry, views and health messages.
Presenters L-R John Smyth, Roger Beilby, John Trudinger and Geoff Tobin
Saturday 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Great traditional and classic jazz, news and interviews.
Sunday 10:30am to 11:00am
News, current happenings and music from Latin America.
Wednesday 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Music, gig guides and reviews with Kate and Suzy.
Friday 9:00am to 10:00am
Best of the Left commentary and chat.
Sunday 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Music of military bands, brass bands and concert bands from worldwide sources, together with biographical comments regarding composers, conductors, bands and interesting historical events relating to much of the music.
Saturday 5:30pm to 7:00pm
A local independent, alternative, noise / rock / pop / electronic / soundscape / soundart / improvised music show, including bands / artists / performers playing live in the studio.
Living Free
Thursday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Talk on substance misuse, alcoholism and other addictions. Information on support groups is given.
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
Mafalda radio team 2021 - Photo by Mailen
Friday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
News and views from Latin American women.
Tuesday 9:00am to 9:30am
Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.
Margin Voice presenters Najeem and Eltayeb.
Friday
Sudanese arts, culture, and current affairs, as well as local news for the community in Australia, presented in Arabic.
Thursday 9:00pm to 10:00pm
Nepali music, news and current affairs from home, plus community announcements and discussion.
Monday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
Monday Greek radio host Bill
Monday 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Greek news, currents affairs and music.
Thursday 7:00pm to 8:00pm
News and current affairs from Australia, South America and Central America. Political debates, music, and community announcements.
Wednesday 12:30am to 5:00am
3CR's selection of music and community announcements.
Co hosted by Jane Brownrigg and Joe Malignaggi alternating Fridays
Friday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Diverse new sounds from the crate and around the planet, special live-in-the-studio performances from a range of interesting artists, interviews and gig guides. Featuring diverse new sounds from independent local & global artists, special live-in-the-studio performances, interviews and local gig guide. Every fortnight, Jane brings you a subjective guide to local gigs, playing the music of the performers she recommends you get out and see live that week. On alternate Fridays, Joe will do more of the same with a little bit of reflection and delving into some recent releases.
Music Sans Frontieres presenters Therese Virtue, Joe Malignaggi and Leah Healy
Tuesday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Music Sans Frontieres has been providing airplay, interviews and promotional opportunities for Australian musicians since 2006. We showcase the local talent of musicians from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds; from the Balkans to the choirs of Timor Leste; from Georgian polyphony to South African marabi. Music Sans Frontieres brings music from diverse and unique cultural groups to a broader listening audience. We respond to musicians' requests and are building a loyal, enthusiastic listenership.
Tuesday 11:00pm to 12:30am
Presenting Australian bands playing blues and roots music RnB/Rockabilly/Western Swing/Rock n Roll/Cajun/Zydeco/County/Country Rock/ex-Mex
Nile Show host Aziza 2021
Tuesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Sudanese women's show featuring current affairs, interviews, and music, in Arabic and English.
Sunday 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Pre war nostalgic music from the 1930's - 50's from a unique collection.
Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm
On Screen shines a light on what's on the big and the small screen. Hear about what's happening locally - recent releases, retrospectives screenings, film festivals and screen related events. Listen to film makers talk about their work, and hear film reviews and recommendations for television viewing.
Sunday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Information about marine and coastal environments. News and interviews with marine scientists, campaigners and conservation workers. Presented by volunteer broadcasters who are passionate about marine environments, both local and across the world.
Sunday 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Covering pansexual issues, pansexual meaning "knowing no boundaries of sex or gender", including transgender, bisexual and polyamorous issues.
Over The Wall
Thursday
Informing people of changes within government services that impact upon the social safety net, and how to better deal with bureaucracy and how to protect your rights. Over the Wall offers some simple tools to fight back and defend yourself against a system that penalises people already disadvantaged by poverty and significant health conditions.
Saturday 9:30am to 10:00am
News and views regarding the Palestinian situation. Bringing listeners the untold side of the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict.
Thursday 11:30pm to 12:30am
Visit Planet X where Simon Strong scours the corners of the universe for cool and unusual sounds for you, Michael ‘Maddog’ Helms plays new tunes and psychedelic rarities and the return of Dr Gonzo supervised by Mr P Elliott with a 60 minute segment ‘And This One’s Introduced By...’ where an artist will introduce each track from their album.
Wednesday 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Music and Elders' stories
Thursday 11:30am to 12:00pm
Australian and international authors talk about their books and how they got published or how they self-published. Listeners, writers and readers will also hear about what's going on in our local writing community.
Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Critically engaged queer commentary.
Radical Australia presenter Joe Toscano and producer Kelly Whitworth.
Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Listen in as host Joe Toscano yarns with a different guest each week about their experience in movements and campaigns for progressive social change.
Saturday 1:30pm to 2:00pm
Food for Thought, lets get radical for philosophy!
Beyond the Bars 2021, 11am each day July 5-9.
Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm
3CR has a number of special broadcasts each year to celebrate important community activist events. These broadcasts are staged at live events around Melbourne or in the studios of 3CR in Fitzroy.
Monday 10:00pm to 11:00pm
Latest science, authors, issues - from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, Peak Oil, the economy, and peace.
Saturday 10:00am to 10:30am
Current news and information on nuclear, peace and energy issues.
HAAG members and staff at our annual general meeting
Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Housing for the Aged Action Group presents a show exploring a range of housing issues.
Raising Our Voices presenters: Tim, James, Lisa, Pauline, Susan, Norrie and Amanda
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.
Friday
We broadcast live from the Eureka Stockade site, at the corner of Eureka and Stawell streets in Ballarat, starting at 4.00 am, the very time and place that the Eureka Rebellion took place 165 years ago!!
Sunday 10:00am to 10:30am
Can you imagine what it would be like to have to flee terror in your own country, spend days or weeks in a leaky boat on dangerous, rolling seas ready to swallow you at any moment, and then arrive in a new country, where you are terrorised even more?
Renegade Economists logo
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
To reforming economics as an interpretation of reality, rather than a diversion play for monopolists.
Sunday 2:00am to 6:00am
Roots and Rock n Roll Music.
Monday 12:00am to 12:15am
Are you into riffs, licks and bands smashing skins with sticks? Every Sunday from midnight to 2am, join Fif for a pure rock magazine styled program, showcasing 70% Oz music including segments and interviews.
Sunday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Each week guest presenters from shows across the 3CR grid bring you their distinctive appreciation of music.
Black line drawing of a bird inside a circle on a white background.
Sunday 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Influenced by the Arab spring, globalisation, and social media, Arabic music is now as diverse as ever. Salaam aims to introduce you to the surge of new, modern and reinterpreted sounds of Arabic music ranging from trap, rap, RnB, pop and electronic music.
Monday 11:00pm to 12:00am
DIY and autonomous politics, music and subculture with a different focus each week.
Saturday 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Shake, Rattle and Roll is one of 3CR's longest-running music shows, beginning as it did in 1976 when 3CR first went to air. Showcases the Roots Music side of 50's Rock'n'roll.
Monday 10:30am to 11:00am
A program that explores feminist and gender issues, with interviews, commentary and music.
Sunday 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Holly after the midnight hour for all genres within the kaleidoscope of the 1960s (think: blues, rock, folk, avant garde, punk embryo, lo fi, DIY/outsider). From Australia and abroad, the show features tracks throughout the decades, that have been influenced by the 1960s sound. The show also delves into uncovering obscure background stories or historical facts which have influenced the artists and their songs.
Thursday 11:00am to 11:30am
Your half hour of local film news, conversations with film makers and explorations into how they bring their ideas to life on screen. Showreel promises an exciting package of film information that will set your ears buzzing.
Saturday 7:30am to 9:00am
Rank and File Worker and Trade Union Show, covering current affairs, progressive issues and news and events from the labour movement. Includes "The Week That Was" with Kevin Healy.
Somali Language Show host Hamdi 2021
Tuesday 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Community news, current affairs and views. Mainly from Australia and also the world for the East African Community in Melbourne and Australia.
Thursday 9:00am to 9:30am
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.
Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fun nostalgia 78s
Wednesday 8:30am to 9:00am
Australia's only national radio show focusing on industrial, social and workplace issues. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.
Monday 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Community information, opinion and interviews with community members from a First Nations perspective, including discussions on cultural healing and inter-generational trauma.
Sunday 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Specialist music program with a focus on women and queer musicians making electronic, noise, experimental, pop and punk in Australia and NZ.
Swing ‘n’ Sway's Anita Harris and Tim Harding with the late Ralph Knight in the 3CR Studio
Saturday 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Swing and Jazz music with a mix of old and new, as well as a touch of Latin American. Different guests every week including both music buffs and performers. Occasional live concerts.
Image of the Talkback team Paddy, Joe and Pat in the studio
Thursday 10:00am to 11:00am
3CR's talkback program -- an hour of back-to-back talkback on the issues of the week.
Wednesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
News, views and music.
Monday 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Black Block is an interactive Indigenous current affairs program.
Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Disability issues with the Boldness radio team.
The Good Immigrant
Friday 8:00pm to 9:00pm
An Anatolian eco-feminist approach to dismantling the toxic misconception of “The Good Immigrant".
Friday 5:30pm to 6:30pm
The Squatters and Unwaged Workers support and promote those resisting social order and trying to create an alternative to it. Interviews with local and interstate unwaged and unemployed activists, squatters and plugs of local and interstate actions, protests, conferences, meetings and film screenings.
Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.
Rosie Isaac, Carly Baque, and Priya Kunjan (Mallika Murthy not pictured)
Thursday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
Tuesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
Tuesday 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Local, national and international interviews with activists on human rights, civil liberties and animal welfare issues. The show has been on air since the late 1980s.
Tuesday 9:30pm to 10:00pm
Turkish Women's Program covers local and international information on community and current affairs, Turkish community announcements, Turkish art, and Turkish music.
Wednesday 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Giving voice to the local African community to tell their stories through music and spoken word. Challenging one-sided political narratives that deny our contribution to society and create hostility toward our community. ENGLISH, DINKA, NUER, ARABIC
Saturday 10:30am to 11:00am
Talks and information presented by the Unitarian Church.
Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:00pm
A radical current affairs program providing a critical analysis of a topic in the news cycle that deserves closer inspection.
Monday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Hip hop, RnB, House, Reggae plus all the latest gig news and album reviews.
Friday 7:30pm to 8:00pm
Community news, music and information.
Tuesday 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Presented by West Papuan activists and community members who voice the aspirations of Papua's struggle, share songs, interviews, music and stories.
Image of the 3CR Wednesday Breakfast team: Claudia Craig, Paddy Dobson, Alice Golds and Ella Tooms
Wednesday 7:00am to 8:30am
Current affairs, media analysis, alternative media.
Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).
Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.
Thursday 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Examining, through an anti-fascist lens, ethno-nationalism, white supremacy and neo-fascism in so-called Australia, Aotearoa & around the world. Andy Fleming & Cam Smith talk to writers and fighters about angry blighters.