Category: News

May Schedule Changes

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Here is a summary of the latest program changes. Keep an eye on our schedule for details.

Harvey & Tim presented the final edition of Turn Up Your Radio on Thursday May 12 from 7-9pm. In its place beginning Thursday May 26, we have two new programs from the Community Radio Network which will alternate with Jazz Just For You.

Blues Roots N Boots, Thursdays fortnightly at 7pm.
“Explores the three genres that have come to underpin most of what we listen to today. With a focus on revealing the depth of talent that exists in Australia within these music forms, Blues Roots N Boots is unashamedly weighted in its content to Australian artists while allowing room for the best of what is available from the international scene.”

100 Percent Home Grown, Thursdays fortnightly at 8pm.
“Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown is dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of
contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters. Live performance and interviews recorded in the studios of Highland FM and heard across the country on the Community Radio Network.”

Other recent changes you may have missed…

  • Thursday morning 00:30 – Hit Parade of Yesterday << moved from Monday 9pm
  • Sunday morning 06:00 – In a Sentimental Mood << moved from Monday 8pm
  • Monday 8pm: Time Traveller with Tom Beauchamp re-returns….. 2 hour show weekly

Supporting 3BBR is now easier than ever

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3BBR now accepts credit cards online. You can renew your Membership, donate, or become a new Supporter in less than two minutes!

Your financial support not only helps us pay the bills, but helps the station invest in upgrades to our studio, transmitter and backup equipment to make our service sound better and be more reliable.

Supporting your local community radio voice is now more important than ever.

Find the big orange buttons on any page, complete the form, and get that warm feeling knowing you are helping us provide a service that’s too often taken for granted.

New Presenters Needed

We’re always looking for new presenters and program ideas that support local and Australian artists and communities, so if you’ve always wanted to be on the radio (or help in other ways), apply now.  In particular, we’d love to have more women/non-binary people on board.  If you think of yourself as ‘young’, we ‘d also love to hear your fresh ideas. Your local community radio station is for everyone!

If Covid safety concerns you, as much as possible our schedule keeps live presenters apart, and we only have a small number of volunteers attending the station for the purposes of maintenance and cleaning.  Every local presenter who can pre-record their show remotely will still get to air.

So no matter who you are, step up and join us!

Find out more about how to become a 3BBR Presenter.

Presenter Spotlight: Terri Trewin

Terri Trewin

A belated welcome to Terri Trewin who is a recent arrival at 3BBR-FM. Terri presents “Time For Terri” on Thursdays from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. She loves playing anything ranging from the 1960s through to the 1980s, and her enthusiasm shines on air.

Terri came to 3BBR wanting to share the music she grew up with; artists such as Elvis, Abba, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Bay City Rollers, Little River Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many others from that era.

She’s been through our Presenter mentoring and one-on-one training course, thanks to volunteers like Tom McGhee. We hope that Terri is an inspiration to other women who’d like to become part of our community radio station. Want to learn more? Become a Supporter/Member and get involved.

New Program: 3BBR Concert Hall

Joseph Barake

We are very pleased to have Joseph Baraké join 3BBR with his new weekly program “3BBR Concert Hall”, from 4.00pm – 6.00pm every Sunday afternoon.

Every week you’ll hear two hours of fine music showcasing Australian artists where possible. Concert Hall features composers which many listeners are familiar with, from the 16th Century through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods to composers of today.

Discover delightful works neglected in the past, with renewed enthusiasm and excitement for these finds from the dusty Libraries of Monasteries and Castles of Europe.

You can send your requests for future programs to

3BBR Presenters & Covid Safety

While we have two studios up and running and can comply with all government-mandated COVID requirements, our policy is to only allow live broadcasting when lockdowns are not in effect. Hopefully we’ve seen the last of them! Even though broadcasting is considered an essential service, this is for the safety of everyone. As much as possible, our schedule keeps live presenters apart, and we only have a small number of volunteers attending the station for the purposes of maintenance and cleaning.

Every local presenter who can pre-record their show remotely will still get to air. The return to “normality” will still take some time, so quality shows from the Community Radio Network (CRN) will inevitably be included in our program schedule ongoing. Remember to check the program schedule or Facebook for up-to-date information.

We love enlisting new presenters, and in particular we’d love to have more women and young people with fresh program ideas participate. We take COVID safety seriously and Announcer training is one-on-one by necessity.