Welcome to 4ZZZ’s weekly newsletter for announcers and volunteers.
It can be difficult to keep on top of all of the missives that 4ZZZ HQ disseminates week to week, so in the interest of keeping your inboxes under control and our messaging clear, we’ll be doing our darndest to compile all of our comms into one weekly mailout.
Obviously there will be exceptions from time to time, but consider The Newsletter Formerly Known As your Monday afternoon treat (named so because we expect you to be able to
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Hello Delightful Disruptors,
We have hit the mid part of January and each day seems to be a mixture of blistering heat and rain mixed together.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and enjoyed themselves in whatever they chose to do or not to do.
I hung out at The Clubhouse Moorooka at The Magic Mile and saw a lot of familiar faces dancing around which was nice.
On air it was a bumper week whether it be learning about carpet cleaning requirements on The Home Show, a surprise Screamfeeder marathon on Know Idea, Kiss A Ginger Day celebrations on The Chart Show or members of Pavement hanging out on Talking Zeds.
Scroll below for another few notable moments on air and some key information about what is going on around the station.
Catch of the Week: Radio Reversal
This week’s episode of Radio Reversal was another great and insightful chat in which I heard a lot of important discussions.
It featured a recording from 'Abolition feminism and collective organising: lessons from the present conjuncture'.
The panel featured the co-author of 'Abolition. Feminism. Now', Prof Erica Meiners, alongside Dr Shane Coghill and Bogaine Spearim and chaired by the Zed’s Anna Carlson.
For me it was a great example of what community radio can be in broadcasting these discussions to a wider audience out there.
It deals with some heavy topics but if you are interested check it out on the website here
Sub Plug of the Week: Quentin on Friday Neon
Another stellar week of sub plugs and people talking about the great monthly subscriber prize.
Going to give the nod to Quentin on Friday Neon this week for a very neat sub plug which got into the brass tax of things.
Q talked about how you could stream 4ZZZ or Zed Digital on the website and while you are there subscribe.
After running through the sub prices he mentioned the benefits of subscribing and where the money goes to like bills, equipment and keeping the station on air.
Great job Quentin!
Top 20 Charts and RHRN
Well, the charts are in and the enigmatic jangle pop of The Blankettes took out top spot with their EP ‘Witch On My Chest’.
Two piece electronic exploration group Lunar Dirt took out 2nd with their EP ‘Chapter One’ and local hip-hop/r&b artists Denzel Kennedy took out the bronze.
Some exciting news from our Stats Wizard Nick is that the Top 20 this week is 100% local which is exciting and also features 7 new entries.
Also, on RHRN this week is our very own host of From The Roots Georgia Scarlett. Looking forward to hear some folk based goodness on the air from 6pm.
Pat away on leave.
Our tech manager extraordinaire Pat is on leave this week and is back on the 22nd of January.
I have left some post it notes on the sheets around the station but in case of a tech emergency please call Ben (on the sheet) or myself.
Accessible Zed Update
There has been significant progress on the Accessible Zed content in the wiki since the December Grid meeting.
I highly recommend the Awareness Information section here and the Disability Etiquette booklet that is linked in that page.
For announcers and vollies who may have the opportunity to engage with people with a disability in studio or casually at Reception or a Merch desk, there are also handy sections on Supporting Disabled Guests here and Supporting Disabled Visitors at 4ZZZ here.
As the wiki is a living document, please have an explore and let Owen or Salty know if there are any improvements we can make to the content or if indeed there are gaps that need addressing.
Studio 3 Makeover
Adrian and Joe have done a great job of doing painting upgrades across the three levels of Zed Towers recently and have given Studio 3 a makeover.
It looks very cool and has been something the RHRN crew have looked to do for a while.
Thanks to Adrian and Joe for their hard work!
Anarchist Picnic & Letter Writing Session
There is an event that is happening this Saturday at Orleigh Park which features the Locked In crew doing some solidarity letter writing sessions for people inside and also music from our own Andy Paine and a stack of others.
The team will also be hosting a similar letter writing session at Banshees Bar and Art Space in Ipswich on Sunday the 21st from 3-6pm.
Drop by and get involved.
Thanks for playing along! If you have any big interviews, noteworthy subs shoutouts or particularly heroic volunteering work that deserves a shout out, let me know by emailing email@example.com by 2pm Mondays. Got any burning questions about the studio, station policy or other FAQs? Check the
4ZZZ Wiki out, if accessing from outside of the station use the following loging credentials: zeduser / 4zzzrules. Have a great week connecting and amplifying the voices of our local communities!