Community languages

Bill the Greek and 3CR Station Manager Rachel Kirby

Monday Greek presenter Vasilis Papaioannu (pictured with Station Manager Rachel Kirby) brought in over $5,000 worth of donations from his community this week. 'It's hard, but it's always such a pleasure to raise money to support the good work of 3CR', says Vasilis, known around the station as Bill the Greek. Have you chipped in? 3CR's 'Radio for Change' Radiothon is on now until Sunday 18 June. Donate online or call the station during business hours on 03 9419 8377. (Pictured: Radiothon poster from 1986!)

Voice of West Papua

Across this week 3CR's fabulous line-up of community language shows are asking you to donate and keep independent community voices on air. Each week the Voice of West Papua show (pictured) brings listeners incredible coverage of the ongoing struggle for West Papuan independence. Where else do you get to hear that? Every Tuesday from 6.30-7.30pm the community has a voice and a media space to present the issues that are important to them. Please show your support.

Aziza Hussein - Nile Show

This week we launch Radio for Change Radiothon 2017! At 6.30pm Aziza Hussein (pictured) takes to the airwaves with  this year's first Radiothon program - Nile Show. Tune in for a rousing start to our 2-week Radiothon fundraiser - and most importantly call the station and make your pledge 03 9419 8377. In 2017 3CR is Radio for Change and we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent.

Lady Lash - 3CR Fundraiser

Come and party with Greek Resistance Bulletin at our Alternative Hip Hop Party! Featuring Curse Ov Dialect, MC Izzy Brown, and MC Lady Lash (pictured). Saturday 17 June, Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote, doors open at 8pm for a 8.30pm show. Tickets are $10 waged / $7 unwaged at the door. Every Tuesday at 10pm, Greek Resistance Bulletin brings you news from the social movements of Greece in English and Greek. News from the anti-fascist and anti-racist front and news of actions and political initiatives from below. Show your support!

Radiothon 2017

The corporate media is in crisis. We've always known that corporate media owners prioritise profit over the service of independent journalism, and that this has dire consequences for democracy and social justice. 3CR was formed 41 years ago to counter capitalist media, and we are delivering radio for the people, by the people. In 2017 3CR is Radio for Change. Radio for Change aims to capture the global mood of resistance, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. (Artwork by Aysha Tufa).

3CR listener survey

LAST CHANCE! Extended until 5 May. 3CR wants to know what you think! Please fill out this quick survey to help us better understand and meet the needs of our community. The survey closes on Friday 28 April and is being managed by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia and McNair Ingenuity Research, so you can be assured that your individual responses will remain confidential. We appreciate your contribution to our station, and would like to thank you in advance for your participation. Go to the survey now.

Party for your right to fight

It’s a no-brainer that keeping Melbourne's diverse community radio stations on air is vital for the soul of our city, but them bills, they gotta get paid. To help out, a posse of much-loved community radio presenters are putting on a big, bold night to raise funds for 3CR at the Bella Union on Thursday 27 April. Kick off is at 7pm and the evening includes Kate n Suzy from Lazy Wednesday spinning tracks, comedy with Fiona Scott-Norman, the official launch of the second edition of Ian McFarlane's The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, and a live Superfluity show. Tix and full line-up here. BUT WAIT there's more! You can also get along to a great line up at the Northcote Social Club and support that station at the same time - too easy! Party for your right to fight! Sunday 30 April, 1.30pm at the Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, featuring Ekranoplans, Winter Sun and BJ Morriszonkle. Book tickets and get more information online now.

Tuesday 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Sudanese women's show featuring current affairs, interviews, and music, in Arabic and English.
Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe Project 2017. Photo by Wendy Yap.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Are you First Nations or Afrikan? Are you a budding, newly emerging or emerging storyteller? With the support of the City of Yarra Community Grants Program, the Pan Afrikan Poets Café is giving new and emerging artists the opportunity to attend professional development sessions and perform at an Afrika Day special broadcast at the end of May. Expressions of Interest are now due on Wednesday 12 April. Checkout more information here.

Voice of West Papua

Come see and hear the voices of the Pacific and help bring awareness to the plight of the Pacific nation of West Papua. Support Voice of West Papua and celebrate our local Pacific groups such as the Black Sistaz from West Papua, Charles Maimarosia from the Solomon Islands, Ella from PNG, Ihaka from Aotearoa, Sam Brown & Co. representing various Pacific Islands, Niuean Dance Group and much more.