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.

Audio archive material from Westgate Bridge commemorations

On 15 October 1970 the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne collapsed during construction killing 35 people and injuring many more. 3CR will mark this important 50 year commemoration with a special broadcast featuring audio from our archives. Tune in at 2pm on Thursday 15 October. More information and audio links will be available after the broadcast. www.3cr.org.au/westgatebridge

3CR strategic plan

Now is certainly the time to be thinking strategically! We're pleased to share our station's Strategic Plan for the next five years, which maps out our key activities across programming, training, engagement, technology, finance and sector development for 2020 to 2025. Happy reading! 3CR Strategic Plan 2020-2025.

Vale Ralph Knight

3CR is very sad to announce that long-term broadcaster Ralph Knight passed away today Friday 31 July. Ralph presented music programs Nostalgia Unlimited, Swing and Sway and Steam Radio, as well as the Unitarian Half Hour a program of the Melbourne Unitarian Peace Memorial Church. He made an enormous contribution to 3CR over the years both as a presenter and a radio technician and will be greatly missed at the station. We are sure that he will also be missed by his many listeners and supporters. We offer our deepest sympathy to Ralph's family and friends. Please stay tuned to 3CR's nostalgia music programs for tributes to Ralph over the coming weeks. Read a tribute to Ralph from his technical friends and colleagues here

 

Smith Street Dreaming

Missed it? Listen back now. In 2020 the Smith Street Working Group and the City of Yarra partner with 3CR to bring a retrospective of the past 7 years of the Smith Street Dreaming Festival - usually a day event held on Smith Street during NAIDOC week. Presented by 3CR broadcaster Viv Malo, (The Black Block), alongside Dave Arden and others live to air from the 3CR studios. The broadcast featured music from past festival performers and interviews with some of the key figures of the Smith Street Dreaming formation. Broadcast live on Saturday 18 July, 1-4pm. 

Beyond the Bars 2020

We can't bring you our usual live prison broadcasts for Beyond the Bars in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. BUT we will be bringing you the voices of Indigenous men and women from the inside each day from Monday 6 July to Friday 10 July at 12-1pm. 3CR Indigenous broadcasters have been recording messages, cheerios, poems, stories, raps and short interviews with some of the inmates over the phone at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Loddon/Middleton Prison, Barwon Prison, Karreenga Annex and Fulham Correctional Centre. NAIDOC Week has been postponed to 8-15 November, but we wanted to reach out to the men and women at this time to facilitate their voices, and tell them they are not forgotten. Please listen in. Audio coming soon www.3cr.org.au/beyondthebars2020 

Thank you for supporting the 3CR Station Appeal

A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have donated to our June Station Appeal. We've really enjoyed hearing from our many loyal listeners and supporters, and have been humbled by your generous donations. Our Station Appeal is slowly bringing in the financial support we need to keep the station running for the next 12 months, but we are well short of where we need to be. Normally at this time of year we would be well on the way to reaching our $250,000 Radiothon target with fundraisers, gigs and other events. Unfortunately, many of the events that would help us reach our fundraising goals are just not possible. We're currently sitting on just $90,000. So with just one week to go to 30 June, we are giving the Station Appeal one last BIG PUSH! Thanks again for your support - it's really greatly appreciated. Donate today. 

Blak Lives Matter rally 6 June 2020

Today 3CR broadcast live from the Blak Lives Matter rally in Melbourne organised by the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance. Catch up on the speeches and the calls for action. Listen now. #radicalradio #communityradio #BlakLivesMatter