Published 16 August 201016 August 2010 · Main Posts Radiothon on RRR: make contact Jeff Sparrow Radiothon 2010 has begun on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM. What’s that to do with Overland? Well, it’s partly that 3RRR supports writers and writing in a way that no other media does. On Aural Text, for instance, alicia has been promoting local gigs, independent publishing/publishers, zinesters and performers for more than a decade. In that sense alone, there’s substantial overlap between the mission of the two organisations. But it’s more than that. With the Meanland project, we’ve been exploring the struggle to find viable economic models for digital publishing. But, like Overland, 3RRR depends on a very old school business approach: basically, it relies on the voluntary support of listeners, with over half its budget coming from Radiothon. In the midst of the neoliberal wasteland, there’s something very cheery about a radio station flourishing, not because it makes economic sense, but because there’s a community keeping it alive. So do think about subscribing. Alicia and I will be talking more about all of this during a special Radiothon episode of Aural Text this Wednesday between 12 and 2 pm. In the meantime, though, you can subscribe via (03) 9388 1027 or via the intertubes. Thanks for your support. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.