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 recently moved to the beautiful Forest Park Homestead in Upwey South, 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, Tamil, Hindi, Croatian, Italian and Samoan.
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
Engagement Co-ordinator: Ren Cuttriss-Garry
Program Manager: Bret Townsend
Music Librarian: Tony Bates
Head Technician: David Miller
3MDR Committee of Management
President: Charitha Dissanayake
Vice President: Mae Parker/Cath Dear
Secretary: Michelle Gearon
Treasurer: Barbara Baxter
Ordinary Members: Tony Blake, Tim Lines
3MDR License Area
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3MDR Mountain District Radio 97.1fm
3MDR is proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, traditional owners of the land from which we broadcast.
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org | 03 9752 5637
On-Air: 03 9752 5678 | SMS 04971 0 2000
Post: 3MDR, P.O.Box 1229, Upwey, Victoria, 3158, Australia.
Studio/Office: Forest Park Homestead, Riley Rd, Upwey South, 3158. Entrance from Griffiths Rd.
AASN A0007631Y | ABN 27 882 272 030