40 years of Swinburne Student Radio

3SSR Swinburne Student Radio is turning 40 this week.
The community radio station began at Swinburne’s Hawthorn Campus in 1975 as 3SW. When it began it was common interest club within the university.

During this time listenership and membership grew and it has since become the voice of the students, staff and the community of the university, providing a range of programs, personalities and music.
3SSR is now an online streaming service after the federal government stopped issuing community FM licences in the 1990’s and its temporary transmissions went off air.
The station has now expanded into not only just radio, but television, where it produces a TV show for Channel 31 in Melbourne, and a print department that will be releasing its first ever magazine throughout August.
Swinburne University closed its radio course last year, but the station still continues.
Programming and Promotions Manager Cameron Cook has told radioinfo:
“This week we are celebrating our 40th birthday with games, music from the years of broadcasting and heaps of giveaways, as well as a special live broadcast outside of our newly refurbished studios and offices at Swinburne University’s Open Day on Sunday 2nd of August 2015 between 10am – 5pm.
“Come celebrate our 40 years of 3SSR by joining us at Open Day, by listening to us at 3ssr.org or you can download the TuneIn App.”

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