40 years of 3RRR to be celebrated all through November

Melbourne’s Triple R has announced a series of special events, celebrations and projects to mark the station’s 40th birthday.

November Max Headroom Specials

On Thursday at 7pm each week in November an iconic live-to-air performance from each decade of the station’s history will be pulled from the Triple R vaults and presented by current presenters. You’ll have to tune in to hear what performance is chosen to represent each decade

40 Years in 40 Days Documentary Series
Each day at 4pm, 30 minutes will be dedicated to celebrating a year in the station’s history. Monday November 7th to Friday December 16th.

3RRR Live On Location
Triple R will be Live On Location from the Melbourne Music Week Hub at the State Library Victoria from 4 to 7pm each day.

• Monday 14th November – Maps with Fee B-Squared
• Tuesday 15th November – Double Bounce with Vaughan Quinn
• Wednesday 16th November – Test Pattern with Josh Earl
• Thursday 17th November – Breaking And Entering with Simon Winkler & Lauren Taylor
• Friday 18th November – Nicole Tadpole & Pauly P fill-in for The Ghost on the Skull Cave.


Each day will feature a live-to-air performance at 6.30pm, and content from Melbourne Music Week, The State Library of Victoria’s “On Air” exhibition, and content celebrating the Triple R’s 40th birthday.

Triple R will be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame On Wednesday 17th November at 170 Russell St.

On Air: 40 Years of Triple R
Friday November 18th to January 29th at the State Library of Victoria. The exhibition celebrates the history, culture and character of this unique station. Featuring artifacts from Triple R’s humble beginnings spanning right up to the present day, including original artworks, rare photographs, merchandise, interactive displays and more.

On Air: Friday Night Parties
Listen to music from popular Triple R DJs, grab a drink from the SLV pop-up bar, explore Readings’ exclusive vinyl shop and gain late-night access to the ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR exhibition. 7-10pm at State Library Victoria.

On Air: Specialist Talks
Listen to Triple R broadcasters wax lyrical on subjects that matter to them, then check out ON AIR: 40 years of 3RRR exhibition.

• Jonathan Alley (Under The Sun)- Thursday 1st December
• Cam Smith (Eat It)- Tuesday 6th December
• Systa BB (The Good, The Dub & The Global) – Tuesday 13th December
• Fee B-Squared (Maps) – Wednesday 25th January


Counterfeit Culture – There’s Nothing New Under The Sun
On Thursday 8th December, see Triple R presenters trade verbal blows as they ask: is anything authentic anymore? After all, music, art and culture are cyclical and self referential. But does this mean that as time marches on, authenticity is lost? Or, is authenticity not bound to originality?

Limited Edition Triple R ‘40 Years’ Merchandise
Triple R has produced a ‘40 Years’ poster to commemorate the milestone and done limited edition re-print of a couple of vintage Triple R logo t-shirts. These will be available here.

Full events program here.

Triple R has produced a ‘40 Years’ poster to commemorate the milestone and done limited edition re-print of a couple of vintage Triple R logo t-shirts (pictured below). Buy them here.