Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 3CR Community Radio 855 AM
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media

Community radio

Access for Researchers

By appointment

Content Summary

  • Large collection of audio recordings in a range of formats (quarter inch tape, cassette, CD, etc): interviews, news reports and complete programs on a range of events and issues; music programs, including live-to-air performances; drama series; radiothons and programs marking anniversaries or other landmark events at 3CR. More recent material is stored digitally, 1976-2000
  • Some video tape material - station landmarks and other events, 1986-1997
  • Station magazine "Cram Guide", 1976-present (also online since 2007)
  • Calendars, "Seeds of Dissent" calendar, 2006-2010
  • Organisational documents: annual reports, meeting minutes, licence renewal documents, reports and reviews, submissions, correspondence, training material, etc., 1976-present
  • Posters, handbills, flyers and other promotional material, photographs, clippings collections and other various station memorabilia, c1976-present


3CR is a community radio station in Melbourne which has been broadcasting since 1976. It holds extensive archives but much of the material is yet to be catalogued. Some archival material is held by staff at home – the station can help facilitate access.

The State Library of Victoria and the National Film and Sound Archive also hold extensive collections of 3CR material.

Some recent programs are available on 3CR’s website, while some earlier programs have been compiled into CDs that the station sells.


3CR, 855 AM, community radio, music, news, interviews, drama, "Cram Guide", "Seeds of Dissent", minority groups, organisational documents, memorabilia

Contact Name

Ms Juliet Fox, 3CR Special Projects Coordinator


21 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Vic 3065. Postal Address: PO Box 1277, Collingwood, Vic 3065

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (3) 9419 8377, Fax +61 (3) 9417 4472


Website Link 1

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Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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