Polyfonix is the Multicultural Youth program of Melbourne’s Ethnic Community Radio Station – the voice of Melbourne’s multicultural youth in Australia. It broadcasts from our studios in Fitzroy in English with a 10% of content in another language (which varies). The program was created by 3ZZZ to encourage young people to participate in community radio. Since 2004, Polyfonix has been the starting ground for young broadcasters before moving on to an ethnic program on 3ZZZ as well as other stations.
Polyfonix is run entirely by volunteers. Broadcasters dedicated their time to ensure that the voice of ethnic youth is represented on the Melbourne’s community. Different groups broadcast the Polyfonix has given variety to the program. We encourage young people from different ethnic background to participate in our program.
Polyfonix airs every Saturday night from 10pm to 11pm on 92.3fm (in Melbourne) and can be heard online via the 3ZZZ website or TuneIn. Past episodes and selected podcasts of the program can be downloaded from our website. Visit www.facebook.com/polyfonix for more information.
Radio 3ZZZ is the largest ethnic community station in Australia. Located at 92.3 on the FM radio band, 3ZZZ started broadcasting on a regular basis in June 1989. Working from studios in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, the station is heard across the Melbourne metropolitan region, as far as Geelong to the west and Macedon to the north. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, it is estimated that more than 400,000 people listen to 3ZZZ every week. Since October 2000, the station can also be heard across all Australia and the rest of the world through internet broadcasting.
3ZZZ is a community-based radio station, primarily financed by listener subscriptions and donations, through sponsorship, and through special fundraising events including the annual Radiothon. Radio 3ZZZ also receives government funding through the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
There are more than 5,000 financial members from nearly 63 ethnic groups affiliated with the station. All the major ethnic communities living in Melbourne are represented. Up to 400 volunteers broadcast in one of these 70 community languages for and on behalf of their own community.