3CR is a dynamic, community hub that has produced radio since 1976. Currently we have over 400 volunteers, 2 full-time staff members and 4 part-time staff members.
3CR broadcasters present around 125 radio programs every week, with 20 community language shows in 13 different languages, and 10 hours of Indigenous programming, and listeners can tune in on 855AM, stream live through the web or download podcasts of our shows.
The radio station was established in 1976 to provide a voice for those denied access to the mass media, particularly the working class, women, Indigenous people and the many community groups and community issues discriminated against in and by the mass media.
Many 3CR broadcasters are community activists and therefore uniquely placed to present alternative current affairs, news and views.
3CR stages a number of special broadcasts annually to promote human rights issues including Aboriginal rights, women’s rights and worker’s rights.
When major social justice events are happening in Melbourne such as strikes, rallies and demonstrations 3CR is usually the first place socially justice minded people tune into.