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).


I've just submitted a heap of grants, so sorry this one comes a day late. All the granting means you get a slighly less indulgent newsletter intro than usual (which could be good, depending on your sensibilities).

Lots of fun stuff in here. There's the details about a big gig we're throwing to raise money to improve accessibility at the station and applications for announcer training (open now). Make sure you read on for all the latest.

Also, Ian Powne has returned, but Pat is now a bit under the weather. Hit up Ian for programming stuff now - programming@4zzz.org.au - but come to my with urgent tech stuff until Pat is back on deck.

Have a great week! Hit me up if you need!



Catch of the Week - Workers Power IWD Special

There’s been some awesome Women’s Day content across the station, but today’s Worker's Power particularly caught my ear.

Genesis was in the chair hosting an entire show of women’s voices; from Respect Inc, The Queensland Council of Unions, the Young Workers Union, the nurses union, and more! 

All up there were something like nine guests, which is an epic achievement and a testament to the dedication of the Workers Power team to highlight issues and celebrate days like International Women’s Day.  

If you’re keen for more IWD day content make sure to check out Megaherzzz from yesterday and tune into Dykes on Mics and Queer Radio tomorrow for their coverage (I’m sure there’s lots more going on, so keep that radio tuned to zed. 

Finally, special mention to Genesis’s acapella version of the Worker's Power sting around 11am! Loved it!

Pictured: Genesis with Penny from the QCU, Lovisa from the Young Workers Union and Claudia from AFULE.

Sub Plug of the Week - Souljah Sistars

Tessa, one of our Pass the Mic trainees, took the reins of Souljah Sistars on Saturday and belted out a wonderful sub-plug right at the end of the show. 

Tessa was joined in the studio by her guest, Alice, who helped out with the plug. Alice subs her pet and pops on zed when she has to leave the house, so it’s a great bit of comfort and she started by pointing it only costs $20 a year to subscribe your furry (or scaly) friend.  

Alice then plugged the business and community group subs and Tessa backed it up by explaining that it’s listener support that keeps us on air. It was a really creative plug from someone finding their feet on-air at zed. Loved it!


Album of the Week - Witness K with S/t

Our Album of the Week this week comes from almost within the fold, with a former zedder, Andrew McLelland’s Witness K taking the title. 

Here’s the scoop from the AotW committee: "Former 4ZZZ Announcer Andrew McLellan seems to come back to us in all sorts of sonic forms - whether it's as Cured Pink, Enderie, or Soft Power - it's always so alluring! The band Witness K (a four-piece originally based in Sydney) is his latest contribution/participation, a project years in the making and full of the thoughtful experimental music we love at the Zeds, and likely to hear on Rusted Satellites, Liminal Space etc etc. The band themselves note their sound somewhere between avant-garde, spoken word and something else. We also appreciate the political overtones. Enjoy."

You’ve all got some wonderful taste too, with Tia Gostelow our most played track of the last week, followed by Seja’s new single and Square Tugs rounding out the top three.


Access All Areas

We’re throwing a party! This one is a fundraiser for our accessibility plans at the station so it’s even more exciting!

We’ve invited the likes of Darren Hanlon, Locust Revival, Tralala Blip and more to join us at The Triffid on April 2nd for Access All Areas.

You can grab tickets from right here.

 All the info is there if you want to plug it on your show and there’s a spot for you to play as well (number 23). 
Shoutout to the amazing Mat Deasy for this poster.
I’m getting some printed this week, so if you’re in the station from Friday, please grab some from the desk on level 3 and put them up around town.


4ZZZ Accessibility Survey

Another reminder about the 4ZZZ accessibility survey that we’ve got open.
We’ve had a few more folks jump in since I mentioned this last week, but it’d be great to get a lot more so we know what we can do around the station.

All responses can be anonymous, if you’d like, and it’s helpful to fill this out even if you don’t identify as someone with a disability.

The link is right here.

Hit me up if you’ve got any questions.


Announcer Training Applications Open

It’s training time! We’ve got a couple of rounds of training planned so if you’re keen to get on air, hit the link below and register your interest. 

Training EOI Link.

The planned dates are the 26th of March and 9th of April (both Sundays) for group A and the 2nd of April and 16th of April for group B. The days will run from about 11am to 4pm at zed towers. 

The whole course will cost $90 for full subs and $45 for concessions.

If you’ve got any questions about this hit up either me or our programming coordinator Ian Powne - programming@4zzz.org.au

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!