About 3MDR 97.1fm
3MDR provides an independent community voice for the Mountain District area, achieved with interactive local news, culture, entertainment and emergency alerts.
3MDR mountain district radio 97.1fm is a community broadcaster based east of Melbourne in the forest covered mountains of the Dandenongs. We have a homely little studio in Emerald from which we broadcast to the Mountain District area, reaching out to the communities of Ferntree Gully, Upwey, Monbulk, Silvan, Gembrook, Pakenham, Beaconsfield, Belgrave, Emerald, Cockatoo and everywhere in between. The signal can be picked up much further away and can be webstreamed online anywhere in the world (with the necessary implements, computer, internet etc).
Something for Everyone!
Our presenters are passionate about broadcasting and are actively involved in the community. There is a program for all tastes and interests.
3MDR broadcasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our programming includes music, live performances, news and lifestyle, talk-back and local community arts and culture.
We have specialist music programs that play everything from metal, blues, country, folk and hip-hop. MDR has a high Australian music content and supports independent artists.
MDR proudly hosts a wide variety of ethnic programs, including Greek, Romanian, Sri Lankan and more. We also bring you live, local football every Saturday afternoon during footy season!
MDR is an emergency broadcaster and provides vital bushfire information and potentially life-saving updates on Code Red fire days.
3MDR runs free Community Service Announcements for community groups based in the Mountain District License area. You will hear plenty of these, keeping you in touch with local news.
3MDR is the voice of the community - for the community!
3MDR is a member of CBAA and CBAV.
Community Broadcasting Association Australia
Community Broadcasting Association Victoria
Station Manager: Phil Ruck
Marketing & Sponsorship: Ren Cuttriss-Garry
Program Manager: Denver Walles
Music Librarian: Tony Bates
Head Technician: David Miller
3MDR Committee of Management
President: Pierre Rispoli
Vice President: Paula Bye
Secretary: Lizzie Smith
Treasurer: David Balsamo
Ordinary Board Members: Denise Smith, Denver Walles, Charitha Dissanayake & Barry Morrish.
3MDR License Area
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3MDR Mountain District Radio 97.1fm
General Enquires: email@example.com | 03 5968 2728
On-Air: 03 5968 2727 | SMS 04971 0 2000
Post: 3MDR, P.O.Box 259, Emerald, Victoria, 3782, Australia.
Studio/Office: 400A Belgrave Gembrook Road, Emerald. Entrance from Emerald Hall Car park.
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