Beyond the Bars 2024 - artwork by Samuel, Gunaikurnai/Wirangu/Kokatha

Beyond the Bars is Australia’s only live prison radio series giving voice to First Nations inmates in Victorian jails. Across nearly 20 hours of broadcasting, we get to hear directly from those incarcerated about the issues that are important to them, along with their shout outs to family and friends. Listen live, or later. Artwork by Samuel, Gunaikurnai/Wirangu/Kokatha. 

2024 broadcast dates
Mon 8 July 11am-2pm – Dame Phyllis Frost Centre (Deer Park)
Tue 9 July 11am-2pm – Barwon Prison (Lara, near Geelong)
Wed 10 July 11-1pm – Fulham Correctional Centre (near Sale, Gippsland)
Wed 10 July 1-3pm – Loddon Prison (Castlemaine)
Thu 11 July 11-3pm – Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara, near Geelong)
Fri 12 July 11am-1pm – Port Phillip Prison (Laverton)

Sound on for Solidarity - Aretha Brown

The month of June marks RADIOTHON at the station and this year’s theme is ‘Sound on for Solidarity’. 'Solidarity' has been at the heart of 3CR's work for nearly five decades across a range of issues and themes. Start saving your pennies people and we look forward to your financial solidarity during June. Any amount makes a big difference, and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. It's not too late. Donate online now. Artwork by Aretha Brown.  

May Day broadcast

On Wednesday May 1, we bring you discussions on workers' rights, industrial actions, the labour movement, and fair working conditions for everyone. Hear about indigenous rights, social justice, international solidarity, work safety, community building, un/under-employment, campaign updates, workers' songs, and more. It’s going to be a huge day! Kicking off at 12.30am right through to 7.30pm. Details here.

Podcast Training in Studio 3

3CR regularly runs podcast training for external organisations, and in 2024 we’ll be running two courses that are open to the wider community. The first 2-day course will be in April, in person, at the studios at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy. Pricing, dates and more information here. So tell your friends and colleagues and grab a spot today!

TDOA 2024 - Artwork by Fury

THIS Sunday we celebrate Trans Day of Visibility with Trans Day of Audibility 2024! Listen up as community radio’s foremost gendermongers bring you all the very best of transgender lives, loves, culture and politics. 12-4pm, 31 March, Easter Sunday - tune in via AM, Digital, online, OR join us in at 21 Smith Street, Fitzroy for live performances and friends. Full program details here. Thanks to Fury for the artwork. 

International Women's Day on 3CR 2024

Tune in online, on the AM band, on Digital or via the Community Radio Plus app this International Women's Day. Friday 8 March we'll celebrate with 24 hours of content produced by, for and about women and gender non-confirming folk. Music, current affairs, rally coverage and so much more - full details here

Subscriber Drive 2024

This month, we really need your support during our Subscriber Drive. Your subscription is a simple and easy way to show your solidarity for real community-controlled media – grassroots and independent. Whether it’s gardening, eclectic music, community languages, First Nations voices or cutting-edge current affairs – we've got a show for you. Community support enables us to broadcast critical conversations from diverse perspectives as well as showcase local culture, arts and music. Subscribe today and be part of community-owned and community-controlled media that doesn’t shy away from truth-telling. Your subscription matters.

Invasion Day 2024

Tune in from 8.30am to 4pm on Friday 26 January for our annual Invasion Day broadcast. We'll be LIVE from the Invasion Day rally between 10am and midday starting at the steps of Victorian Parliament in Naarm / Melbourne. Throughout the day we will bring you voices of the elders, truth-telling, critical yarns with grassroots activists, deadly Blak music and honouring warriors past and present in the struggle for sovereignty, land back, an end to the genocide, and a treaty. More details and audio here

Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner commemoration

Come along this Saturday 20 January from midday for the Tunnerminnerwait & Maulboyheenner Commemoration 2024 at the Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner monument - corner of Victoria St and Franklin St, Melbourne. The first hour of the Commemoration will be broadcast live and the microphone will be opened to the people attending the commemoration to air their views after the guest speakers have spoken. After the commemoration, walk in silence from the execution site to their last resting place at the eastern end of the northern wall that divides Melbourne's Queen Victoria Markets, to acknowledge their just struggle (please bring flowers).

This Sunday 14 January, from 2-7pm tune in to 3CR for 'Radio for Palestine' a special broadcast brought to you by Salaam Radio Show.

'Radio for Palestine' will feature live music and discussions about how to keep Palestinian voices heard and how as a community of artists here in Naarm, we can build resistance and show our solidarity.

An amazing array of Palestinian, Arabic and Indigenous artists and community organisers will be featured on the program including:
Aseel Tayah & Tarabeat (live)
YARA & Kee'ahn (live)
Allara (live)
Nadeem (dj/speaker)
DJ Matab (dj set)
Loor Awwad (speaker)
Sofia Sabbagh (speaker)

As part of this program Salaam Radio Show will be running a fundraiser for Palestinian art collective Bukjeh, and for 3CR Community Radio to continue to speak up for social justice, equality and freedom through running art and music programs. Here's the link for the fundraiser and the proceeds will be split equally between Bukjeh and 3CR to run further Live to Air Music programs for P@lest!ne. 

Listen back!

Christmas Appeal - Tamil Voice

Tamil Christmas Appeal 9am-4pm Monday 25 December. Tamil Voice is holding their annual Radiothon on Christmas Day, to raise funds for disadvantaged Victorian Tamil students in need for Higher Education. Students who are in pending visa approval such as humanitarian or refugee visas do not have any support for education even if they had high VCE results for further studies. Victorian Tamil Association with the 3CR support are running this special Christmas radiothon.