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).

Hey Groovers,

Happy Monday. I don't have much to wax lyrical about up here, so just dive into the rest and read up on what's been happening and is coming up at zed. I've left a very special treat at the end.

The most important thing in here is about the station meeting next Wednesday. This is compulsory for announcers, so I look forward to seeing you all there!

Have a great week. Hit me up if you need anything.

Cheers,
Stocky

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Catch of the Week - A New Jazz Soul

I've been really enjoying the new Zed Digital offering, A New Jazz Soul, which broadcasts on Friday night from 9-10pm.

While Chelsea Deeley has not long joined zed, she's no stranger to community radio and is producing an absolutely fantastic show.

Chelsea knows so much about the music she's sharing so there's this wonderful context to the tracks being played. There ended up being a bit of a Melbourne/ Naarm theme on this week's show with a great feature of some of Bumpy's music through the middle of the show.

I've been checking this out on-demand for the last couple of weeks and loving it! Chelsea is a really personalble host and make you feel so welcome.

Jump into this link to check the show out.
 

Sub Plug of the Week - Wednesday arvo winners

It all started as Ag rolled out a really lovely plug on Liminal Space on Wednesday last week, opening up the show with a call for support. 

No sub category went unplugged, with Ag rolling through all the different options you’ve got to personally support 4ZZZ. It was a treat and they rolled out another one later in the show. 

Cassidy then got in on the action during Eat Worms, while keeping the chair warm for Breah. She had a wonderfully heartfelt call for people who enjoy the service that we provide to support us if they’re able to. 

I really enjoyed this one from Cassidy because even though she’s not long been trained, she’s already really comfortable reminding listeners we need their support. 

There’s been a definite uptick in subs plugs (and subs) over the last week, so thanks for making those efforts. There’s still plenty of residual April Atonement messaging sitting in people’s heads (along with some guilt if they didn’t subscribe), so it’s a bit easier than usual to get folks over the line with a plug. 

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Album of the Week - Suicide Country Hour with Injune

We’ve got a very fun Album of the Week this week, with Suicide Country Hour bringing us Injune

Here’s the write-up from the AotW committee:

"Suicide Country Hour have been gradually winning over local hearts since 2013. On third album 'Injune' they may have just sealed the deal, taking us even further west of the Darling Downs with their blend of alternative country. It was interesting to hear frontman Simmo chat on the Rhinestone Cowgirl the other week, and it brought into sharp focus just how much we love local artists/bands here at 4ZZZ. Especially ones that keep on evolving, creating, and documenting. The collection of songs on 'Injune' deal with a range of issues from hangovers to homophobia, love to loss, all culminating in a unique emotional and sonic experience. Yee haw!

As has become the trend, our AotW from last week, Square’s Introducing, was our most played new release. It came in comfortably ahead of number 2 from Locust Revival and Adele and the Chandeliers in 3.

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Station Meeting - NEXT WEDNESDAY - 6pm @ zed

It’s that time again - Station Meeting time! We’re getting together at zed towers next Wednesday, May 24th, from 6pm. 

These meetings are compulsory, so we’ll expect to see you there or on the zoom link.

Zoom Link Here


While this will be on Zoom, I would highly recommend being there in person because we’re sorting out some drinks and snacks for the night. 

If you can’t make it please let me know. I’ll send around a link to the recording after

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Broadcast Park BBQ - June 4

Zed towers is just one part of how we get your dulcet tones to our listeners, with the other bit being up on Mount Cootha. 

To help shatter the mystery of Broadcast Park we’re going to throw a BBQ in Brush Box Part on Sunday June 4th from 1pm.

Link here to the park.


One of things people were after in our last vollie survey were more zed events, so we thought this would be a great way to get to know your fellow zedders and learn some more about how the station works!

Please come along if you're free. If you’re heading to community cup training after, this will give you plenty of time to do both!

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Jobs going at Queensland Music Festivals

Our friends over at Queensland Music Festivals are on the hunt for a few new legends!

They're looking for a graphic designer, socials coordinator, partnerships advisor and a tech manager.

You can check out more details here - https://www.qmf.org.au/careers
 

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A 4ZZZ poem from Chat GPT

Encouraged by the Know Idea team, Dave from Eco Radio has been asking Chat GPT to write poems about zed.
I thought this one was well worth sharing as it highlighted we play both types of music: post punk and goth rock. 


The airwaves echo with a haunting sound,
As 4ZZZ's voice resounds.
A station for the misfits and the freaks,
The ones that society often seeks to critique.

It's a place where the shadows come alive,
And the music speaks to the darkness inside.
From post-punk to goth rock, they play it all,
A soundtrack for those who walk in the halls.

DJs and volunteers, with hearts black as night,
Working to keep the station alight.
With voices that whisper and shout in the dark,
They bring the community together, a vital spark.

This is also a very subtle reference to a potential Radiothon theme here. Sure, AI might be able to write better poetry than me, but it definitely can't make better radio than all of you.

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!