Local Communities

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. 

Vote now - Pick My Project

Vote here! 3CR is in the running to receive nearly $100,000 to help us retrofit our station for greater accessibility. That means better hand rails, doors, taps, ramps and more to provide better access for everyone. But we need your support! Do you live within 5 kilometres of the station at 21 Smith Street Fitzroy? If you do, you’re eligible to vote for us. Our project is part of the Victorian State Government’s Pick My Project scheme, and you can jump online and vote for 3CR’s Community Radio Accessibility Project now. It’s only with your vote, that we can receive this important funding to make our station more accessible. Vote now and tell your friends!

Lost in Science Trivia Night 13 August 2018

Q: What time is it?
A: Time for the annual Lost in Science trivia night!
Test your knowledge at Melbourne’s best science quiz and help keep community radio on the air or in your pod. This amazing, entertaining, intellectually stimulating night is a station fundraiser, so entry is $20 per person. You can bring cash on the night, or message us via Facebook or on lostinsci@gmail.com for online payment details. Teams are a maximum of six people, so let us know if you want to reserve a table, and we'll make it so! Monday 13 August, Birmingham Hotel, 333 Smith Street, Fitzroy, 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Part of National Science Week.

Open House 2018

Would you like to come on a tour of the station at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy? 3CR is part of this year's Open House Melbourne on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July. We're throwing open our doors to the public, so make sure you secure a ticket online now. Come and see programming in action, jump behind the mic and meet some of our volunteers. 

Beyond the Bars 2018

Proudly celebrating 17 years on the airwaves, Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison radio broadcast giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates. This year from Monday 9 July to Friday 13 July we return to six prisons around Victoria to bring you the voices of the men and women on the inside during NAIDOC Week 2018
Mon 9 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 10 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 11 July 12-2pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 11 July 2-4pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 12 July 12-4pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)
Fri 13 July 11am-2pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)

Burning Vinyl

The Old Bar's very own doorman Matt Gleeson has been doing his radio show Burning Vinyl on Fridays 2pm - 4pm for over 15 years now and June is when he's gotta raise some cash to stay on the airwaves. He's made half of what he needs and hopefully we can get him over the edge with this fundraiser show. Matt is at the Oldie pretty much every night of the year seeing every band that plays there. So he very well may be the person who sees more live music than anyone else in Melbourne. He's seen all your bands and probably played them on his show. Come down and help us keep him on air. This Tuesday 26 June at the Old Bar 74-76 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. Claws and Organs, Bodies, Noughts, and Claire Birchall. 

Herds and Curds presenter, Carmen, herding goats in the alps
Sunday 7:00am to 7:30am
Conversations with farmhouse cheese makers and dairy producers.
The Gardening Show team

Coming up this Sunday 24 June is the Gardening Show Radiothon. 3CR Gardening Show has a cult following and the best environmentally-friendly gardening tips in Melbourne. Going strong for 27 years, the show makes waking up early on Sunday morning worthwhile. The program features an expert panel including Millie Ross, Stephen Ryan, and Gwen and Rodger Elliot and is produced by long-time 3CR volunteer Pam Vardy. Call this Sunday between 7.30 and 10am and donate, then join us at the station at 21 Smith St Fitzroy after the show, 10am til 12noon, to pick up your prizes, have a cuppa and say G'day! 03 9419 8377. 

Station Managers Bruce Francis (1989-96) and Rachel Kirby (now)

The world is awash with digital communication, yet there’s never been such a lack of political alternatives. Information is the new commodity and truly alternative visions for justice, equity and sustainability remain elusive. Thankfully, community and alternative media continue to step into the void to fight for community justice, action and alternatives. Despite all that we know about the importance of representation, it is still a revolutionary act to put a mic in the hand of someone denied a voice, and more than four decades later 3CR Community Radio continues to do just that. Fight For Your Mic captures the station’s ongoing commitment to fighting for a better world through the medium of radio, and during our annual Radiothon fundraiser we ask all our supporters to donate so that we can stay radical and independent. Donate now or call the station on 03 9419 8377.

Out of the Blue fundraiser

It's back! The team from Out of the Blue are holding their fourth annual Fundraising Trivia Night on Wednesday 23 May at 6pm. Get a team together, big or small, and join us at Highlander Bar, 11A Highlander Lane in the city, for delicious food, a cold bevvie and some healthy (or not so healthy) competition. Be sure to bring your A game, a creative team name and your mad trivia skills. All money raised will help to keep Out of the Blue running for another year. For more information and to book your tickets head to our Facebook page or email us at outoftheblue3cr@gmail.com