Current affairs

Life is waiting - fundraiser

The Breakfast teams are holding a film screening Fundraiser on Saturday 13 October, 5.30pm for a 6pm start. LOOP Project Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Pl, Narrm (Melbourne). Come along to the screening of Life Is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara, followed by a post-show live panel discussion featuring Kamal Fadel from the Australian Western Sahara Association and Tarneen Onus-Williams, Yigar-Gunditjmara, Bindal, Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung and Torres Strait Islander community organiser and writer. Tickets are $15 waged, $5 unwaged, at the door. Facebook event 

3CR Film Fundraiser

Bring your friends for a movie night out at 3CR’s screening of the new political comedy ‘Pride’ on Thursday 6 November. Set in the Margaret Thatcher’s England in the summer of 84, ‘Pride’ is the story of how a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists join forces with the National Union of Mineworkers to raise money to support the strikers' families. 

Assange Live Forum

Come along to a conversation about political power: What is it? Who has it? And who wants it? On Thursday 8 August at 7pm, 3CR programmers; Bill Deller (Solidairty Breakfast), Diana Beaumont (Stick Together) and Sam Castro (Dirt Radio) will be joined by Wikileaks' Julian Assange, you can access a live link to the event here.

Image of a woman riding a seahorse - Illustration by Liza Dezfouli

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 behindcloseddoors3cr@gmail.com. And be sure to listen in live Thursdays 6-6.30pm or anytime online

Change the Rules rally 10 April nationwide

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! 

Transgender Vic presents Trans Day of Visibility 2019

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

3CR - 21 Smith Street Fitzroy

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 stationmanager@3cr.org.au 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.


Subscriber Drive 2019 - original artwork by Emily Floyd

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

3CR Mural artwork by Reko Rennie

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