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 Fantastic Friends,

Hope you are all keeping well and looking after yourself. 

It is remarkable that we are already approaching the end of January but it feels great around the station with Reception and Zedlines back and raring to go.

It was a big week culminating in the Invasion/Survival Day broadcast and there will be more on that below but I wanted to thank everyone for getting behind the community.

All week I was hearing a lot of First Nations specials, artists being played and constant messaging about the rally which is extremely important.

More thanks down below to our but a general thank you to everyone out there who supported in one way or another and of course to our Zed Digital crew in simulcasting Triple A’s OG 100..

A few messages down below so do read on for some more fun.

Also, we are up in subscribers from this month last year so let’s keep up the consistent messaging to start the year off with a bang!

Stay Hydrated,


Invasion/Survival Day Broadcast

I am so proud of the group of volunteers who were involved in the broadcasting of this day.
From 9am to 4pm we had consistent First Nations artists being played all day through a range of programs.
From 9-1pm we had live coverage of the speeches anchored by Tabatha and Justine in the studio and also crosses from the march by Tessa and Kelly.
From 1-3pm we had Andy playing First Nations artists and also interviews and grabs he had collected from the march.
From 3-4pm we had a Live Delay special of live tracks recorded by First Nations artists from sets across the years.
To me this is why community media is so important because no other radio station in our city would have the speeches, stories and perspective broadcast the way we can.
All our volunteers did such a great job on a really difficult day and we are all so lucky to have them in our Zed family. Listen back on the 4ZZZ website if you want to hear some great work.

Another photo just because it is awesome.

Tab and Justine held down the studio with discussions and music while crossing between speeches and the march.

Fantastic and insightful conversations and beautiful music.


Live Broadcasting from the march

This photo (while squished for this newsletter) was taken by our own CJ from Locked In and shows Kelly interviewing Uncle Wayne 'Coco' Wharton live from the march and also sees Genesis from Workers Power also getting some interview grabs.



Sub Plug of the Week: Ian from Brighten The Corners

Our very own Ian Powne gave a lovely sub plug during what was the show's very lowkey 10th Anniversary.

Ian mentioned how 4ZZZ supports local music and how bands and everyone should subscribe to the station if they love local music.

Brighten The Corners has always had such a great connection with the listeners and builds a sense of connection that people feel like they should subscribe to keep the station going.
I imagine there will be a more party themed show for the 10th birthday soon but an almighty pat on the back to the powerhouse that is Ian and Adele.
Here is to 10 more years of commuter classics and fact checking cuzz’s.


 Right Here, Right Now and The Charts

For the final show of January Alison Road takes over Studio 3 to entertain us with their live offerings.
This local group's debut single got to Number 48 in this year's Hot 100 so you know they are on to a good thing here.
Don’t miss out and for all you album heads out there the Album of the Week returns next week!

No suprise that local darlings Mitch, Please took out the number 1 spot this week with their new single 'Morris Mentum'. The iconic Emma Donovan was very strong in second and local group HOUSEPLANTS took out third.

Chart show wizard Nick informs me that there were 7 new entries this week?! I love that.



CMTO - Oral History Course

The CMTO  is offering a free two day accredited Oral History workshop in Brisbane with Dr Elaine Rabbitt. 
Learners will explore and practice planning, preparing and conducting an interview with a community member and develop an understanding of the cultural protocols and ethical considerations associated with documenting community histoires.  This is a nationally accredited unit of competency and is designed for anyone looking to develop or sharpen their skills and knowledge around the development of an oral history project and how to create a podcast. 
The course is run on February 8th & 9th at QLD Spinners in Auchenflower.
For more information check it out here.


Booking the Studios!

Just a reminder that if you need to book the off air studio get in touch with Ian, Blair or Myself.
If you have guests coming in to record that is great but make sure you book as it is getting busy.
Another reminder is that we have two excellent recording booths downstairs which are great for recording solo things, Zed Digital shows or phone interviews.
We love content and we want you to make it so get using these facilities but make sure to book!

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!