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