Current affairs

Beyond the Bars CD launch - 14 November

Save the date! The 2019 Beyond the Bars CD Launch is on Thursday 14 November, 6.30-8.30pm at Maysar, Fitzroy Stars Gym (upstairs - accessible) on Gertrude Street. Guests, music and discussion on prison life, justice, and the power of radio. All welcome. Free CDs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. 

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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 19:30 to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 00:00
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Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 15:45 to Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 15:45
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.
Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy.

Tune into 3CR for ongoing coverage of the struggle to protect Djap Wurrung heritage. You can also catch up on coverage from this year, and last year, that gives voice to the powerful fight to stop this senseless destruction of land, trees and country. Listen online now.  (Pictured: 3CR broadcasters L-R Ross Morgan, Robbie Thorpe, Haiden Briggs, Johnny Mac and Kutcha Edwards showing their support for the Djab Wurrung Heritage Protection Embassy). 

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.
Chris Gaffney - Great Voices

The station community is saddened by the passing of long-term broadcaster Chris Gaffney on 14 August 2019. Chris had been a member of 3CR since 1990 volunteering his time, knowledge and interests as a trainer, programmer and a member the Program Sub-Committee and the Committee of Management. Chris had a wide interest in both politics and art and a sharp Marxist analysis that went with both. Chris was an actor, opera connoisseur and a strong advocate for the working class, ideas he wove through his programming both on Keep Left and Great Voices. Chris could be heard within the station debating over the kitchen table the finer points of a complex political theory or, singing at the top of his lungs during Great Voices. Chris was a unique character who was loved by both his comrades and colleagues at 3CR and his many listeners. Our deepest sympathy to Chris’s family and friends. A funeral service will be held for Chris at Ern Jensen Funerals on Tuesday 20 August, 3pm. 6 Bruce Street Preston. You can listen to Chris's final show on the Great Voices webpage. 

Lost in Science Trivia Night 2019

Prepare your mental docking stations for the annual Lost in Science trivia night! Like Soyuz and Apollo, you can rendezvous with your friends in low-Earth orbit (very low) and help keep community radio on the air by taking part in Melbourne's greatest science quiz. This Space Age event is a fundraiser for 3CR, so entry is $20 per person. Tuesday 13 August, 6.30pm at the Carringbush Hotel, Abbotsford. You can bring cash on the night, or message us here or on lostinsci@gmail.com for online payment details. Teams are a maximum of 6 people. Let us know on Facebook if you believe you have the right stuff and want to reserve a table. 

Beyond the Bars 2019

In 2019 we celebrated NAIDOC Week with Beyond the Bars  ... featuring stories, songs, opinions and poems from the men and women in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Barwon Prison, Fulham Correctional Centre, Marngoneet Correctional Centre, Karreenga Annex, Loddon Prison and Port Phillip Prison. The all-Black radio broadcast team presents these special broadcasts for NAIDOC Week each year. You can now listen back to all of our broadcasts online. 
Beyond the Bars Media Release 2019

Broadcast details:

Monday 8 July, 11-2pm, Dame Phyllis Frost Centre
Tuesday 9 July, 11-2pm, Marngoneet Correctional Centre
Wednesday 10 July, 11-1pm, Fulham Correctional Centre, 1-3pm, Loddon Prison
Thursday 11 July, 11-2pm, Port Phillip Prison
Friday 12 July, 11-1pm, Barwon Prison, 1-2pm, Karreenga Annex

2040 Film Fundraiser

Join the Out of the Blue team for a special, fundraising screening of 2040 on Thursday 20 June at 8pm at the Nova Cinema in Carlton. 2040 is the latest film by award winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film), and shows us a possible future we could have if we take on board all the best practice options available now to change our planet. This documentary presents are more ecologically sustainable future. What would it take to achieve this kind of future? Come along to Cinema Nova with the Out of the Blue team for a drink, a fantastic documentary and together we can save the world. Important: As this is a fundraising event, we will not be offering refunds. We can, however, transfer the ticket into another name. Please contact us on outoftheblue3cr@gmail.com for more information. Please note: Saving the world is not guaranteed, but having a great night is though. Book your tickets here