Gooood day fellow Zed heads! What a start to the year. January is already over, I KNOW! It’s WILD! 👀 

I managed to go through some of the suggestions from that survey a bunch of you filled out for me. Straight up a huge thanks for all the support! So many of you sent your positive vibes and feedback which warms our hearts 💗😭 

I did have some questions come through that I thought I might answer here. Some people were asking for certain types of programming whether that be classical music shows or programming dedicated to the gigging scene of Brissy! Those are some totally cool ideas and new program ideas start in the minds of people like YOU!💡

All 4ZZZ programming is run by volunteer announcers and all our shows once started out as an idea. Soooooo if you wanna hear something that you think we’re missing, come get involved and immerse yourself in the radiance of Zed HQ and we can help you find a way to make your radio show dreams come true! 🤩 Whether that be joining a current 4ZZZ show or starting your own through our announcer training programs (I’ll let you know when those are coming up).

There were also some questions around film reviews and games reviews programs. Well lucky for you we already have shows that do just that: Film Club 📽️ (Thurs 7-8PM on 102.1FM) and Zed Games 🎮 (Thurs 6-7PM on 102.1FM) they’re right next to each other! 😍

Some of you asked about station tours and YES we do station tours for all our Zed volunteers during their induction process. We also have events where we open up the station and guide visitors around. Be on the lookout for those events HERE in the weekly Zed Letter 📰

A BIG THANK YOU again for all your support we LITERALLY wouldn’t be here without your dedication to community, activism, the arts, and of course the thing we all know and love 4ZZZ 🏠❤️📻

THE TOP 20!

🌈PERSISTENCE - EXIT STAGE ZED🌈

Exit Stage Zed, 4ZZZ, and The Bearded Lady presents Persistence, a brand new club night celebrating the best of Meanjin queer and gender diverse Djs and bands.

The first one kicks off on Saturday February 4th at West End's The Bearded Lady, featuring DJ lil pom pom (of Madboots fame), DJ Sonia Cougar, and headlined by neo soul punk stars Dancing Water.

Free entry for all First Nations attendees & Trans BIPOC attendees 🖤🏳️‍⚧️

Get your tix here

💡KNOW IDEA TOGETHER💡

This week on Know Idea they have a family reunion of all their amazing hosts as well as reporting on the missing radioactive capsule that WA authorities were searching for ☢️

Know Idea is where you can get your weekly dose of science on 4ZZZ. Know Idea has been on the airways for over 10 years! Talking about all things space & time, environment, health, tech, psychology plus everything else in-between. 

With everyone’s fave co host Jay, friendly neighbourhood marine scientist Peta (leaning on desk), Max (AKA Max Facts), Master of Science Gabe, Vi, Issy, and Thalia (AKA DJ T).

🍀ROBERTO APPRECIATION POST🍀

This is Roberto from Kaleidoscope. You may have heard Roberto between 2am and 6am Monday mornings.

Roberto is a long time 4ZZZ Reception Volunteer and Announcer. He is also the reason all the 4ZZZ’s house plants are well loved and cared for. We love you Roberto, thanks so much for all you do, our Zed Plant Whisperer🌱

What's Kaleidoscope about? "I love diversity and spice. I'm all about diversity in my life and the songs selected on this show are about catering for an assortment of folk. Variety is the spice of life."

Laura Jean with Camerata

Shortlisted for this year's Australia Music Prize, LAURA JEAN launches her critically-acclaimed album ‘Amateurs’ alongside her full band and CAMERATA’S quartet. Capturing admiration from artists like LORDE and MARLON WILLIAMS, ‘Amateurs’ sits at a mystical midway point between deep synth-pop and indie-folk. Spiral into a groove of synths and strings in this sonically breathtaking performance.

Get your tix here to see LAURA JEAN with CAMERATA at Brisbane Powerhouse Saturday 11th Feb.

The Bennies & Guests

The Bennies are back in 2023 & ready to take on the world. They've recently announced festival appearances in New Zealand & Europe, now they are announcing their first Australian Tour since 2019. Australia's premier psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rock band have a few new members, a bunch of new songs & have never been more ready to party with you.

Get your tickets here 

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