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 Tuesday afternoon treat (named so because we expect you to be able to  regurgitate the information herein).

Hello Zedheads,

It’s an absolute pleasure to be delivering my first ever Vollie Newsletter as Station Manager. As a long time fan of this news delivery service I am feeling the immense weight of responsibility but have been buoyed by all the support I have received. 

The new grid saw a lot of changes so I want to shout a big thank you to the shows that have left us and a hearty welcome to all the new programs. It has been a lot of work behind the scenes putting together this grid so hats off to everyone involved. 

Hitting December at a rapid pace it is a busy time with a lot of events so make sure to have a read below of all the cool things that are happening. Stocky is here supporting me for a few weeks in a wicked handover so feel free to sing out to either of us with questions or queries. 

As I said at the announcer meeting I am so excited to meet all of you and am very lucky to be able to work with such an incredible bunch of people. Let’s drive it on and keep connecting with the community.

Stay Hydrated,
Jack (loves sleeves)



Catch of the Week - Pash Planet

Going to give a shout to one of the new shows on our grids as there were a lot of good things packed in.

Pash Planet on Friday 1-3pm saw the return of Aleisha to the grid formerly from Licketty Split and Stacks On!

With a great interview with Jacob Diamond there was also a very elegant sub plug as well as a shoutout to a new subscriber who subbed during the show!


Sub Plug of the Week - Radio Reversal

Anna on Radio Reversal this week gave a great reminder of what we cover on air and the difference that makes in communities.

Anna reminded listeners about how important it is to support independent community media who are doing the important work highlighting what is hidden from mainstream media.

From speeches from the Justice for Palestine Rally, Trans Day of Resistance and coal port blockades there were so many crucial stories being told that you won't find anywhere else.

Anna told the listeners that if they want to hear stories like this and find them important, it is crucial to support the station. Great work all around.


Top of the Charts and RHRN

Local legend Thelma Plum’s new effort ‘We Don’t Talk About It’ took out the top spot in an impressive display. Perve Endings came in second still on the high of their AOTW offering ‘ Better Than I Have Been’. Another local group Sacred Hearts came in third with their new industrial tinged post punk single ‘Crocodile Tears’.

The Album of the Week is taking a break and will return next year!

Featuring on Right Here, Right Now today will be the one and only Darren Hanlon. Don't miss it.


New Monthly Subscriber Prize

The great sponsorship team have rustled up another monthly subscriber prize for December which is a $300 of Crumpler Swag Voucher! So please let people know to check that out when they subscribe via 4ZZZ.org.au/support (or over the phone or in person, with the assistance of a lovely Zedder!)


Accessibility Guides on the Wiki

Belle and Owen have created these great resources which can be found on the wiki for communicating with and helping people with disabilities. There were some great things spoken at the Announcer Meeting about all the good works that are happening at the station regarding accessibility so get across these documents.


4ZZZ 48th Birthday this Friday

You only turn 48th once!
Come and celebrate what will be a great celebration of 48 years of our beloved Zeds at Bad Luck this Friday.
A bunch of cover bands will be battling it out and vying for the top spot.
There may also be some classic party games that you will not want to miss so get down.

The Bands battling it out will be
Holidays for Hoodies, Slurpee Jerks, Wayne Keys and PhD
Who will take the win?
Come down and find out. 


Volunteer Party this Saturday

You can also recover at the Volunteer Party at Bedford Street Park (just around the corner from zed) from 1pm on Saturday the 9th.

There will be snacks and drinks provided, but feel free to bring anything along yourself (including partners, kids and dogs). 

It’s been another massive year at Zed and it would be great to see everyone and dish out several well deserved pats on the back together and reflect on the hard work done by each and every one of you that makes our station wonderful. 

We’ll most likely wrap things up around 4pm so people can head off into their evenings (or go  along to the House Keys Volume 2 launch) 


Hot 100 Voting is open!

Yes, the original and best countdown of the year is back!
This is where we conclusively get to vote on the tracks that have defined your 2023.
I know my shortlist is getting out of control so whether you’re an early voter or love leaving it until the last day, just be thinking about it.
You can direct people to head to the website to get their votes in, mention the great artwork done by @Emetic_art and encourage people to share their voting tiles on socials as it is a great way for people to engage with the station!

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!