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Triple R Studios

Architect: 1930; Six Degrees 2005

North | N03

Building Description

Since its inception as an educational broadcaster in 1976, Triple R has become Australia's best-known community radio station, and continues to shape and inspire the culture of Melbourne with almost 15,000 subscribers and over 440,000 weekly listeners. The building houses the activities of the station's 800 volunteers and 30 staff. It encompasses six studios, a 150-person live-performance space, an office, meeting spaces and amenities. The building is a former lingerie factory that was converted to its current use in 2005 in consultation with Six Degrees Architects. The station runs 24 hours a day, producing all content live on site and delivering to services that include 102.7FM, 3RRR-Digital, rrr.org.au, a live online stream via the website or 3RRR App, radio on demand, podcasts, and near-weekly station events. All of the station's broadcasters, aside from the Breakfasters, are volunteers. Triple R is a not-for-profit organisation and its operations are independently funded via annual listener subscriptions, donations and sponsorship. Triple R's broadcasters have a passion for what they present, as genuine music fanatics and devoted experts in their fields. Broadcasters, volunteers, and listeners alike are drawn to the station because of its unique, independent ethos and its commitment to quality public radio.

What's On

Tours of all of the spaces plus radio studio demonstrations and opportunity for participation.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–3.45pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided + Open Entry, Self-guided

  • Tour Details: Tours continuously, running 20 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Fully accessible, pram accessible, all ages

  • Notes: Toilets available

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Architecture Era: Interwar (1919-1940)

  • Transport: Tram stop 27: Blyth St/Brunswick St on route 96

  • Website: sixdegrees.com.au

  • Photo Credit: Bre Teofilo

Location

221 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East 3057, Brunswick VIC

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