Lest We Forget
3MDR is once again partnering with Upwey / Belgrave RSL to broadcast live from this year's ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Tune in on Thursday 25th April from 6am to hear the service and then Ron & Chris D will interview RSL President David Eaton and local Veterans about what ANZAC Day means to them. You can also live video stream the service via Upwey / Belgrave RSL's Website.
Lest We Forget
There has been a bit movement on the 3MDR grid,
with some shows retiring, others moving time slots & one returning...
Here's all the goss:
The Sustainability Show with Rob & Darren has retired [Mondays 9 - 10am];
The Club Show has retired [with the passing of Jason Shaw] and Now & Then with Neesy & Mae has moved to Mondays 8 - 9.30pm [from Wednesdays 5 - 7pm];
Dale has retired from Rockabilly Drive-By, but have no fear... The show definitely still goes on with Janette and guests;
Unfolding with Lee has retired [Wednesdays 3 - 5pm];
Pilot The Dune with Frannie is back!! [Thursdays 9 - 11pm];
The Witching Hour with The Mountain Witch is now on once a month [First Thursday 12 - 1am]; &
Eclectica with Lou Lou has moved from Mondays 11pm - 1am to Saturdays 4 - 6pm.
AND>>>>> There are a couple of new presenters starting training over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for some new shows to hit the air waves soon!!
Dear 3MDR family,
It is with heavy hearts that we report Andrew Lack (pictured here with Paula from Bangers N Mash) from Woori Yallock was tragically killed in a head on collision on the Warburton Highway, Seville on the morning of Thursday 4th April. Andrew was age 54.
3MDR and our communities have lost a much loved member and supporter of the station.
The 3MDR family extends its deepest sympathies to Andrew’s partner Mu, family and friends.
Andrew made many friends amongst the 3MDR presenter group and the station’s community over the last 10 years or so and we are reeling from the loss of our dear friend.
A truly beautiful soul, Andrew was one of 3MDR’s greatest supporters and tuned into many a program throughout any given week. The studio SMS line would receive several messages a week mostly showing appreciation for a track just played or for a request. A subscriber numerous times over with aliases such as Belly Button Lint, Inanimate Carbon Rod, Joey Joey Sha Da Ado Jr, Ted Buggins and as Andrew Lack himself he aimed to subscribe to a show a month. He loved the station and he valued community radio with all it has to offer.
It was not uncommon to receive regular parcels of CDs and gifts from Andrew, addressed to various presenters of shows such as Chick Habit with Sally & Michelle, Bangers N Mash with Paula or Cosmik Debris with Sebastian to name just a few. It was always a pleasure whenever Andrew popped into the station. Sometimes he would arrive with bags of goodies for community groups who he had heard about on 3MDR, a painting for a presenter’s birthday, Doc Martin shoes he found at a market which he thought someone may like or simply some kind words of encouragement and appreciation for what 100 or so volunteers do each week at the community radio station. He never muttered a negative word about anyone or anything. Nothing but love.
A lover of music, his favourite band being The Clash, Andrew’s musical tastes were extensive and he enjoyed numerous programs on 3MDR. From Chick Habit’s women-focused punk, soul, rock, to the request laden Bangers N Mash to the rock and or roll, psych, jazz and genre defiant on Cosmik Debris to the rockabilly, punkobilly, psychobilly of Rockbilly Drive By to the soothing chants on the Buddhist Hour and all those inbetween, Andrew had his radio tuned to 97.1fm on a regular basis.
Andrew would also support 3MDR’s events whenever the station got out and about in the community. We have fond memories of Andrew enjoying the Pirate Radio Day, numerous Big Gigs, Rockin’ The Ranges, Bangers N Mash at the Bell and more recently the Open Day at Forest Park Homestead followed by the 2018 Back To School Radiothon Graduation Day celebrations. He was also a supporter of other local community stations, and had recently guest-presented a show on Yarra Valley 99.1fm.
We extend our love and condolences to Mu, family and friends. The 3MDR door will always be open to you and the kettle will be on, should you ever need some company in a safe space.
Such was the love in Andrew, we feel blessed to have known him and he will remain a part of 3MDR’s family forever.
A funeral service for Andrew will be held at Le Pine Ferntree Gully, 2:30PM Friday 12th April.
We invite you to tune into Chick Habit this Friday as a few 3MDR presenters are hosting a special tribute show celebrating Andrew's love of music from 5-7pm.
With warm regards
The 3MDR Family
PAVE 2019 comes to a close with a special event this Sunday 14th April.
Come along to More Alike Than Different at the beautiful Gem Theatre.
Celebrate multiculturalism with this unique event bringing community together.
An interactive evening interspersed with music and dance performances.
For all the info and bookings head to pave.org.au
The PAVE festival favourite is back at the beautiful Gem Theatre on Wednesday 10th April.
This event sold out last year so be sure to secure your tickets today!
Julitha Ryan, Christina Green, Suzette Herft and Hannah Schmidli bring their unique styles to PAVE in what promises to be another memorable night at the Gem. Julitha’s soul driven keys, Christina’s polished lyrics and guitar, Suzette’s folk flavoured, country tinged songs and Hannah’s youthful indie pop stylings are guaranteed to seduce your soul.
For ticket bookings, click on the image below.
The theme for 2019 PAVE festival is simply – Resonate.
It’s easy to feel despair at the constant tides of human greed, selfishness, dishonesty and exploitation reported daily. This year’s festival theme challenges us to be a positive force in the world and explore what it is to be human, with all its beauty and flaws. We can reflect this in the arts and also do this, within our own spheres of influence, small or large.
Waves in water and sound teach us that whenever there is an action, there is always a resulting ripple effect that spreads out. The same applies to what we do although we don’t often think of it that way. Let’s be conscious of others and show some discernment in what we amplify or what we reject.
Resonating humanity does not rely on grand gestures. It is the small things; decisions we make, actions we take each day that slowly catch on and change things. We can all transform our world and make it a better place for all humanity.
As you enjoy the festival, we encourage you to get to know people, look for opportunities to make someone’s life better, think deeply about the messages portrayed by artists and performers, see the beauty, listen to the resonance in the sound, hear the words and watch the actions.
The week long festival program is loaded with live music, workshops, participatory events, theatre and exhibitions.
Click on the images below for all events and ticket bookings
The Nathan Beretta Band will be entertaining the blues music lovers at the Emerald RSL on Friday 15th March for this month's Red To Blue Sessions.
Be sure to gather family and friends and get along to hear this world class blues outfit.
Doors open 7pm with the music starting at 7:30pm
The RSL bar will be open and food options are available for order.
Tune into Red To Blue with The Webstar and Doc every Friday from 3-5pm on 3MDR. Nathan will be popping into the studio this week and will perform a couple of solo tracks as a taste tester of what you can expect with the band performing later in the night.
Support Live n Local blues music at the monthly Red To Blue Sessions at the Emerald RSL.
Tickets are only $10 for MDR/RSL members/subscribers or $12...available on the door.
NEXT MONTH - Michael Charles and band - Friday 12th April
International Women's Day 2019 is happening on 3MDR!!
Tune in from 7am - 7pm on Friday 8th March for a day of celebrating amazing women, femme and gender diverse people in music, including these live performances across the day:
Gretta Ziller LIVE on Breakfast with Clint and Cathy
Blin Van Heems LIVE on Bangers and Mash with Paula
Anna Scionti LIVE on Red to Blue with the Webster and Doc
And from 5pm Uva Ursi LIVE on Chick Habit with Sally & Michelle
It's even starting a bit early on The Dotted Line - Wednesday 7th 9-11pm - with Mandy Connell and Bad Bangs playing LIVE and the Chick Habit gals co-hosting with Ren.
Tune Up 2.0 is in the works... But we need to hear from our local musos!!
A number of awesome 3MDR performer subscribers have already let us know what they'd like to see included in the next set of professional development workshops put on by us... Now it's your turn!!
This super quick (like seriously, it'll take you 5 minutes) survey will help us plan the types of sessions you want, and the experts we'll need to call out to, to make it happen.
Help us ensure Tune Up 2.0 is the best it can be!!
We finally have a fantastic Thursday morning breaky show!!!
Join Chris D with his show Tool Time, 6-9am every Thursday morning... Kicking off on Thursday 21st February.
What's Chris' show about we hear you ask...We'll let the man himself explain:
"Intro “TIME” by Pink Floyd
The intro song says it all!
Life’s not about sitting around on your bum and letting the time just slip away. Its about doing something, getting on with it, getting the full possible experience that life can offer before it's too late, not missing the starting gun; well I reckon so anyway.
So, this is a show about doing something, It’s a show about becoming a stronger, smarter, more successful person. It’s a show about self-betterment and self-fulfilment. It’s a show about becoming greater than we currently are.
It’s mostly a show all about applying tools to achieve these lofty ends.
Sounds boring? Well its not!
And just to prove it I'll jamb a whole lot of cool tunes in between the chatter!"
Sounds great to us!!
Tune in and let Chris know you're listening; call the studio on 9752 5678 (when there's music playing) or text anytime on 04 971 02000!!
Keep up to date with all things Tool Time here