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  regurgitate the information herein).

Hello Eccentric Elucidators, 

Stating the obvious, but it is very hot. Never more has my sign off of ‘Stay Hydrated’ been so relevant.

Take care of yourself, stay cool, keep the fluids up and seek shade if you are out and about.

Another fun week at Zed HQ where I learned about Horoscopes on Dykes on Mics, farewelled Eliza on the Pineapple Rebellion and caught some stories from Tab’s trip to Cape York on Soul-Jah Sistars.

This week we have a lot to unpack so read on below for some more information especially around the Invasion/Survival Day broadcast on Friday.

Stay Hydrated (seriously),
Jack

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Catch of the Week: Sonic Alien/The Guardian

There have been a few new shows on Zed Digital which started last week and I want to give a shoutout to Jordan on Sonic Alien and Tessa of The Guardian.
Jordan introduced her great show of exploring the roots of her favourite music which goes far and wide while also incorporating great new local bands. I really liked the diversity of sounds and it was a fun journey.
Tessa on The Guardian had a selection of beautiful tracks and discussed how the show is a way to foster solidarity for people that are Guardians in their life.
There was also a beautiful poem read out at the end of the show.

Sub Plug of the Week: Rhinestone Cowgirl

Yeehaw! The one and only Rhinestone Cowgirl takes out the three points this week.
Salty reminded people if they like what they are hearing they should subscribe!
Salty directed people to the website and told everyone they can subscribe themselves and also brilliant pets like Terrance. Great work, every subscriber matters and works to keep us on air so let the people know! 

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Top of the Charts and RH/RN

8 new entries into the Charts this week which is exciting.
Local group Houseplants took out number 1 this week with their debut single which is a huge feat.
Philadelphia punk band Mannequin Pussy took out second spot (also rare for an international band to feature this high) and Naarm/Melbourne based songwriter Jess Locke came in third with the first single off her new album set for release in May.


On RH/RN tomorrow night are indie group Lighthouse Mouse so tune in from 6pm to hear what goes on live from Studio 3
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Invasion/Survival Day

As you all know this Friday the 26th is Invasion/Survival Day. 4ZZZ will have an on air presence from 9am-12pm with speeches being broadcast and also crosses from the march.
That day we are encouraging announcers to play a lot of First Nations artists and I’ve already heard a lot of shows mentioning the rally today.
It can be a very tough day for our First Nations community so make sure you are checking in and I hope to see a big turn out on Friday.

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Audio Ability Program Applications Open

The applications for the next round of the Audio Ability program are now open.
Audio Ability is a free 16-week blended learning program that offers training and mentorship to people with disability who are interested in working in radio.
The program includes virtual workshops, in-person training, online self-paced modules and personalised mentoring. If you’re interested check it out
here.

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 manager@4zzz.org.au 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!