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State Library Victoria celebrates 40 years of 3RRR

3RRR on air sign

For four decades, Triple R has been responsible for introducing music lovers to interesting new sounds, as well as given new and upcoming musicians their first play on air. To acknowledge the community radio's years of broadcast, the State Library Victoria has announced a summer exhibition titled: On Air: 40 years of 3RRR. Starting on Friday 18 November, Triple R will donate items from its archive including original artworks, rare photographs, posters, magazines, videos of live-to-air performances and more.

"We are so excited to partner with the State Library on this exhibition," Dave Houchin, staation manager of Triple R, says. "It’s a fantastic way to celebrate the work of Triple R’s volunteer broadcasters over the past 40 years and the many achievements that have been made possible due to the hard work of volunteers and staff, and the amazing support of Triple R subscribers."

The community radio station, which runs on a mix of full-time staff and volunteers, grew from an educational broadcaster at RMIT University's city campus to a station with 440,000 listeners tuning in every week. On Air: 40 years of 3RRR will showcase Triple R memorabilia and will also include a free public program of talks, debates, and an after hours pop-up bar.