It is during this period that we seek new members or ask our current ones to resubscribe.
2015 is an important year for 3MDR, as it is the 30th anniversary of the birth of this community radio station. 3MDR’s theme for this year is: Born of Fire and it is hoped that many people will assist 3MDR to continue broadcasting and developing further.
The need for a radio station was instigated because of the Ash Wednesday Bushfires, way back in 1983, as it was felt that there had to be a better way of informing people of events, whether dangerous or pleasurable. Peter Colenso brought together an avid group who became the first board of management in 1985/6; that board consisted of the following Dandenong Ranges radio pioneers: Brian Dumps (President), Ron Hadley (Vice President), Barbara Baxter (Sec), David Hutton (Treasurer), Ron Harmer (Technical Officer), Len Hamilton, Ian Porter, Robert Fogarty, Greg Webb, R Chapman, Paul Easton, Peter Colenso and Tom McGee. We are all grateful to those who set the way for us.
3MDR’s presenters are all volunteers and many are not only involved in presenting but also behind the scenes work too. How many people do you know of who shut themselves away in an office like environment and talk to unseen people for approximately two hours, with musical intermissions and or interviews? Sounds easy, but it is not always so!
Everyone who either joins or renews a membership will go into the draw to win some outstanding prizes, such as: CDs, a peddle car (donated by Garage Art Australia), a double gold ticket to The Cameo Cinema in Belgrave, a family pass to Phillip Island’s 3 Nature Parks, vouchers and more. Subscription/membership options range from $20 to $100 and are available in a range of options such as: Listener, Youth, Pensioner, Family, Pet, Community Group and Performer. These can all be checked out online at www.3MDR.com , by phoning (03) 5968 2728 or visiting the station during business hours.
Donations are also gladly welcome and are tax deductable if over $2.00
Your support will keep 3MDR on air and will keep radio local, informative and innovative and what’s more, yours!