Time Out Melbourne

This event has finished

Subscribe to keep the party going

3RRR is an iconic Melbourne institution, one that's vital not only to the local music community, but also to the city's broader cultural health. Established in 1976, the station has a storied history, one that's passed through many musical trends, political moments, and regrettable styles of dress – then outlasted them all. It has served as a focal point for Melbourne's alternative culture, as well as an incubator for major musical and intellectual talent – as proven by its impressive roster of former presenters. In the process, 3RRR has become so embedded and omnipresent that it's hard to imagine Melbourne without it. But because the station is entirely non-profit and staffed by volunteers, its disappearance (as awful a thought as that is) is always a lurking possibility. The station relies on the contributions of its listeners to fund its many valuable activities… and this is where 3RRR's annual Radiothon steps in.

The Radiothon, which runs from August 15 to 24, is when the station politely clears its throat, and gently asks if its listeners might consider helping to keep the party going by becoming a subscriber. There are many categories of subscription, the cheapest of which will cost you less than a negligibly enjoyable night on the town. So if you enjoy listening to the station – be honest – it's time to pony up some cash as a way of saying thanks. In an era in which most cultural consumers seem to believe that everything should cost nothing, 3RRR is something that's definitely worth paying for. There are also prizes to be won for your donation.

Time Out Promotion

3RRR Radiothon 2014 details

Address
221 Nicholson St, Brunswick East 3057

Telephone 03 9388 1027

Date 15 Aug 2014-24 Aug 2014

3RRR station map

Report a problem with this page

Restaurants and bars nearby

Commercial Club Hotel

79m - The perfect place for a beer or two, the Commercial Club Hotel in Fitzroy is...

Scopri

98m - The chef here offers a seasonal rotating menu of Italian favourites made...

Trailer Made Cafe

196m - It's pretty much a perfect love-match: both Trailer Made and TheSuperCool...

Overdosa

256m - A dosa, when it's at home, is a hot crisp piece of southern Indian...

More restaurants and bars nearby

Other venues nearby

Carlton Arts Centre

107m - The Carlton Arts Centre focuses on one of the world's oldest art forms –...

Arena Project Space

203m - Left-leaning political and cultural journal Arena uses their project space...

Mottainai

260m - For those of you who like your ride old-school, look no further than...

More venues nearby
Vue De Monde

Vue De Monde

The pinnacle of fine-dining in Melbourne, if you can get in

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

Get the Time Out weekend planner. Straight to your inbox, every Thursday.
Read more

×