Local Communities

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. 

 image is a poster with a light blue and pink background. It features a digital continuous line drawing of a disabled person in a blue wheelchair. The person is holding a large black sphere, filled with moon and stars. It looks as though they are literally holding space. There is a burgundy, mustard, blue and black rainbow above the person’s head, with a black heart and star on either side.

Image description: image is a poster with a light blue and pink background. It features a digital continuous line drawing of a disabled person in a blue wheelchair. The person is holding a large black sphere, filled with moon and stars. It looks as though they are literally holding space. There is a burgundy, mustard, blue and black rainbow above the person’s head, with a black heart and star on either side. Black text on the poster reads: “Imagining Disability Justice. 3CR Community Radio - International Day of People with a Disability. Thursday 3 December 2020, 7am-7pm.

Done by Law trivia night 2020 Thursday 19 November

Done By Law are taking their annual trivia night fundraiser to the air this year with a triviathon event streaming in audio and video on THIS Thursday 19 November from 7pm. There'll be competitive trivia, limbo in your living room and requests and dedications on the Justice Jukebox. Entry by donation here - you can also purchase some party perks. If you can't make the event but want to support this fundraiser anyway, you can donate here. Every contribution is appreciated, however small or large. See you at the triviathon!

Beyond the Bars CD Launch

Tune into the 2020 Beyond the Bars CD launch on air this Thursday 12 November from 2-3.30pm. Despite the lifting of some restrictions, we'll be launching this year's CD on air and online. This broadcast event will feature highlights from the July broadcasts and officially launch the 2020 CD. Order YOUR free CD now and get your copy in the post. ORDER NOW.  

Brainwaves hosts Cailin and Suzie with guests in the 3CR kitchen

It’s Mental Health Week and Brainwaves is turning 10! Brainwaves is produced and presented by people with a lived experience of mental health issues. The show covers a wide range of interests and issues—previous shows have explored topics like women’s mental health, early interventions for psychosis, legal rights for consumers, mental health in the media, stigma in the workplace, promoting community inclusion and music as a means to recovery. In 2012, Brainwaves won the Excellence in Training Award by the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. The Brainwaves team also won the Community Engagement award in the 2014 3CR Radio Awards. This week on Brainwaves we present a special 1 hour edition from 4.30-5.30pm. We'll chat with a few of the members of our team about their time as part of the Brainwaves show, some of their favourite memories and why Brainwaves is so important to them. You can tune into Brainwaves at 5pm on Wednesdays, where every week is Mental Health week. Brainwaves is sponsored by Wellways Australia

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

 

Amos Roach, Smith Street Dreaming 2018. Photo by Sarah Walker.
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