What a spine-tingling, blood-boiling, SEN-FREAKING-SATIONAL EVIL ZED!! Thank you so much to all the bands, organisers, and volunteers for helping create such an exceptionally spooky night at Greaser’s Bar.

A HUGE THANK YOU goes to everyone who bought tickets and showed up for a great party that supports community radio.

Here are some photo highlights from the night, including some seriously quality costumes!

๐Ÿคฉ Only Human | Stepping Stone ๐Ÿคฉ

This week on Only Human, have chats with Suzanna, Lesley and Andrew from Stepping Stone (a community organisation working alongside people with mental illness) and mental health support worker Kris, discuss their involvement in the various units offered within the clubhouse model  encompassing employment, education and training, health and fitness and creative activities. Stepping Stone has an impressive and varied social calendar.

Suzanna, Lesley and Andrew shared their perspectives on recovery, (including holding onto hope that recovery is indeed possible), and building connection with other members into long lasting friendships.

It is FREE to join Stepping Stone. NDIS supports are available, however its not necessary to be a participant. 

To listen back to the program click here

To find out more about Stepping Stone, including details on their upcoming fundraiser click here

๐Ÿ‘พ Zed Games 700th Episode ๐Ÿ‘พ

This week Zed Games celebrates 14 years of gaming culture! Bringing back to the studio former show runners including Razor Ray and Ezie. You’ll hear about the history of Zed Games, how it came to be, including highlights from over its many years on air as well as an excellent selection of gaming music.

If you’d like to tune it and help Zed Games celebrate this epic achievement tune in from 6PM (AEST) tonight on 102.1FM or you can catch them back On Demand this Friday from 6PM (AEST).

Click here to tune in

๐Ÿ“ป Announcer Training ๐Ÿ“ป

Want to be a Radio Announcer? Well you can learn how with our in house 4ZZZ Announcer Training Program.

Applications are only open until November 6th so get in quick for your chance to learn RADIO! 

Click here to apply

*limited spots available*

๐Ÿซ 2024 School Based Training ๐Ÿซ

We're on the hunt for a school-based trainee to work with us through 2024. It's a wonderful opportunity to learn some excellent media skills in a really fun environment. If you or someone you know is a student and you think would be interested, applications for this position are open until the 17th of November. 

To apply you can email Station Manager - Stephen Stockwell (manager@4zzz.org.au) 200 words on who you are and why you'd like to come and do this at 4ZZZ. We'd love it if you could tell us your favourite local band too. Once we've got all the applications we'll review them to find our student for 2024!

They've been pullin' out weeds and puttin' up trees; it's time for

๐ŸŒฑ Bushcare Round Up ๐ŸŒฑ

Big thanks to Dave from Eco Radio for helping curate this list.

๐ŸŽค RHRN - Jam & Scones ๐ŸŽค

This week 8 piece local band JAM & SCONES were in Studio 3 - Come for the jam then stay for the scones! and oh boy are they some tasty scones.

Click here to watch their full set back

๐Ÿฅ Album of The Week | Rebel Yell - Desolation ๐Ÿฅ

From the AOTW Committee: Based in Naarm/Melbourne via the Sunshine Coast, Rebel Yell has crafted fierce bangers for the tender-hearted since 2016. Her forthcoming album, DESOLATION, retains the driving, dance-ready focus of her first two records, Hired Muscle (2018) and Fall From Grace (2020), while pushing the boundaries of her signature sound with hardened electronics. Beyond the beats and melodies, DESOLATION’s essence lies in REBEL YELL’s introspective lyrics, which wade through the discomfort of living with oneself while in search for authenticity and inner peace. It’s a profound journey into the human experience and is a testament to REBEL YELL’s resilience and vulnerability.

Known and loved for her distinct mechanical vocals and earth-shattering basslines, REBEL YELL has shared stages with Orbital, Charli XCX and Brooke Candy, among others, plus collaborated with the likes of Hayden Dunham (Hyd, QT), Exhibitionist and Marcus Whale (Collarbones). For DESOLATION, REBEL YELL has partnered with cult local acts, including Cong Josie (NO ZU), California Girls, Tralala Blip, Tired Girl and Black Dahlia (who features on the “wonderfully explosive” (Guardian Australia) ‘TNT’).

๐ŸŽถ TOP 20 | Oct 21st - 28th ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“ฐ 4ZZZ NEWS | The Impacts of AI on Journalism ๐Ÿ“ฐ

You may have heard about generative Artificial Intelligence apps such as Chat GPT or Midjourney becoming increasingly prevalent lately. The ability to streamline labour workflows with sophisticated AI has proved very appealing for many businesses.

However one industry is facing serious questions about AI's impact… and that’s Journalism. Since the digital age began, the traditional business models of journalism have been forever altered by the likes of the internet and mobile phones.

4ZZZ's Toni Pankaluic chatted about what AI will bring to Journalism with Catharine Lumby a Journalist & Professor of Media Studies at the University of Sydney.

For a deep dive...

To listen in and know more click here.  

Thanks to Toni Pankaluic & Eliot Rifkin

โ“ Zed Trivia | UQ Studios โ“

Check out the old Floor Plan for 4ZZZ when we were at Queensland University. Former Zed Staffer David added some changes in red from memory stretching from 1985 - 1989ish.

If you’d like some more Zed Trivia why don’t you listen to the 4ZZZ Podcast - From A to Triple Z 

That's all for this week, be sure to check your inbox next week for the next instalment of Zedletter!
For more information hit 4zzz.org.au

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