If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR
Warren Burt, John Campbell and John Crawford
Friday 15 April, 7am
200 Gertrude Street200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
This Public Program was presented by Liquid Architecture. 38 years on from the last episode, aired in 1978, 3CR’s ‘New and Experimental Music’ program reunites with original presenters Warren Burt, John Campbell and John Crawford. Originally titled ‘Amputations,’ this revolutionary radio show was closely connected to the avant-garde activities of Clifton Hill Community Music Centre and other sites of Melbourne underground tumult. Our hosts will play a selection of (tuneless) tunes and chat about the history of the show, including the intense opposition they faced from factions within the station who vigorously opposed everything about new music, and especially sound poetry.
If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, the exhibition will explore the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition presents a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive, alongside newly commissioned artworks. Presented alongside the exhibition will be a program of public events, including live outside broadcasts from the exhibition space featuring