2021 has been another chaotic year. Whether it’s the ongoing pandemic and lockdowns, or the epic storm in June that left our community damaged and without electricity, we’ve all been through a lot. Despite these challenges, 3MDR continues to keep people connected through the irrepressible positive vibes of community radio. When we’re stuck at home, there’s always great music by local artists to tune in and listen to. When times are tough, the station shares vital information and updates. 3MDR powers community! And we need your help to keep the lights on and the airwaves humming. Radiothon is when we ask you, our awesome listeners, to subscribe & donate, if you possibly can.
3MDR is fuelled by the incredible work of our volunteers. Over 100 hours of local radio is created and broadcast each week from our Forest Park Homestead Studio in Upwey, made possible by the tireless efforts of presenters, technicians, committee members, and more. All of this work is done for free, and it’s the passion our volunteers have for community radio that makes 3MDR such a special place.
Everyone at 3MDR has worked incredibly hard to keep us on the airwaves 24/7 throughout the pandemic, and it’s been a mighty effort. But when the Dandenong Ranges were struck by an enormous storm in June, it not only knocked out our power, but fallen trees and blocked roads kept us from refuelling the generator at our Kallista transmission site for several days. We hate being off air, especially when our community needs us most, and that’s why we’re using Radiothon 2021 to raise funds to purchase upgraded backup generators for our studio and transmission sites. This investment will ensure 3MDR stays on the air during any future emergency situations, and keeps the community informed and connected. We need your help to make this happen.
This Radiothon we’re calling on you, our wonderful listeners, to subscribe & donate to the station.
Financially supporting your local community radio station is an investment in local music and culture, local businesses and events, and local people. By chipping in what you can, you’ll help 3MDR continue to broadcast around the clock and into the future. That’s why 2021’s Radiothon theme is 3MDR Powers Community!
Listeners choosing to subscribe and donate has never been more important.
We really hope that during Radiothon 2021, more people than ever will become Subscribers & Donors.
Subscribers also get the following added bonuses that keep you connected to the station and the 3MDR community:
And don't forget, everyone who subscribes during Radiothon has the opportunity to add on an exclusive Radiothon T-shirt and/or Tote Bag!! These merch items are NOT available any other time!!
When is Radiothon?
Radiothon 2021 runs from Friday 1st - Sunday 31st October. Subscribing during this period automatically puts you in the running to win one of our amazing major prizes!! Everyone who subscribes during Radiothon, and nominates to go into the Music Prize draw, has the chance to win one of these fabulous prizes!! AND... If you choose to subscribe and donate during our two week on air frenzy from 11th - 24th October, you'll go into the draw to win even more fantastic daily prizes!
So it’s the perfect time to PLUG in and power community!!
How Much Does It Cost To Subscribe?
There are a number of different subscription types available to you:
Best Friend For Life $1,000 [yep, a once in a lifetime payment!]
Concession/Strapped/Offbeat Friend $30
Under 18 $20
Community Group/Sports Club/School $50
Pick whichever one is best for you!
How Do I Subscribe & Donate?
You can subscribe and donate anytime online here and just follow the steps.
You can also call us at 3MDR and subscribe over the phone. Call our office on 03 9752 5637 between 10am and 4pm Monday-Friday, or call the studio anytime there’s a presenter on air (during a song though!) on 03 9752 5678.
Last, But Definitely Not Least...
People like you make 3MDR the awesome and passionate community that it is. Like the volunteer presenters who have been there with us all through this pandemic, Subscribers and Donors strengthen the station through directly funding it – no matter how big or small your contribution is.
That’s how 3MDR Powers Community. And we love you for plugging in!
Looking for the prizes? Head over here.
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A huge thank-you to the uber talented Norman Weakly for our amazing '3MDR Powers Community' Artwork!