Local Communities

Subscriber Drive 2018

3CR's Subscriber Drive is happening now! From 12-18 February we are asking our listeners to subscribe to 3CR and our fabulous programs. Take this opportunity to invest in independent, community-run media and show us your love! Subscriptions are: $35 Unwaged/Concession, $75 for Waged and $150 Solidarity/Band. Call us on (03) 9419 8377 or subscribe online here. Show us your love! 

Communities of Sound Kutcha Edwards

3CR presents 'Communities of Sound! An afternoon of Treaty, Creative Women and Diverse Cultures' live music and performance at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Featuring Kutcha Edwards, Thando, The West Papuan Band, June Jones, Manisha Anjali, Sweet Dreams (DJ) and Dani Sib. Spend a beautiful summer afternoon by the river with family, friends and enjoy some of Melbourne’s best music and performances. Bring a picnic or grab food or a drink at the kiosk all funds raised support Radical Radio. Head down to the Fairfield Amphitheatre on Sunday 18 February 5-730pm for an afternoon celebrating the best of 3CR. FREE EVENT. Check out our facebook event here.  Presented as part of the City of Yarra's Fairfield in Feb series

Photo of Kutcha Edwards by Mardi Thorpe

This year we mark Invasion Day with 6 hours of special programming from 10 am – 4 pm on Friday 26th January.

We'll start the day will Elders Stories from our local community and some of our favourite Blak anthems.

Then at 11am, cross live to the Invasion Day rally that begins on the steps of Victorian Parliament. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first Day of Mourning protest called by William Cooper.

On the 20th January, 3CR will broadcast live between 12 - 1pm from the commemoration of the two freedom fighters, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner who were executed 176 years ago.

Summer Specials
Thursday
December
A feast of radical summer radio featuring shorts, documentaries, music, and highlights from across the years.
Enpsychedelia hosting a panel at Rainbow Serpent Festival in 2017

Tune in this Sunday, 10 December between 2-3pm as we cross live to Entheogenesis Australis 2017 Psychedelic Symposium in Eildon. With blanket bans on psychoactives increasing, cognitive liberty is in chains. Where does reform for laws covering psychedelics fit within drug law reform? In an environment where evidence is not the drive for policy, how do we keep policymakers accountable? How can you help?

Thursday
We broadcast live from the Eureka Stockade site, at the corner of Eureka and Stawell streets in Ballarat, starting at 4.00 am, the very time and place that the Eureka Rebellion took place 165 years ago!!
Disability Day 2017

Sunday 3 December is International day of People with Disability. From 7am – 7pm we’ll be covering many topics, from discrimination and violence against people with disability, to education and employment, benefits, wages and equal pay, communication and relationships, arts and music – everything and anything that gives voice to the rights and achievements of people with disability. This year we have an exhibition of photographs from previous Disability Day celebrations so come in to 3CR and see some wonderful images complete with poems, quotes and braille captions. Check out the program plan for the day here

Alternative News

On 12 November 2017, Campaign for International Co-operation and Disarmament (CICD) will celebrate Bruce McPhie, Rev Richard Wootton and Heather Corry’s lives and achievements for peace and social justice. CICD will also celebrate 40 years of Alternative News broadcasting on 3CR. We invite you to help celebrate their achievements with us. Sunday 12 November, 1.30 to 5pm, Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, 110 Grey St, East Melbourne. More information and rsvps to Romina peacecentre@cicd.org.au

Beyond the Bars CD Launch Thursday 2 November

Come along to the launch of the Beyond the Bars 2017 CD - a double CD of highlights from this year's NAIDOC Week prison broadcasts. Join us upstairs at MAYSAR, 184 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, on Thursday the 2 November from 6 to 8 pm.  The launch will feature a live panel discussion on Aboriginal incarceration, Q & A, and deadly music. Free CDs, snacks and drinks will be available. This is an alcohol free event, and has disability access.