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).


Another bumper edition for you! There's just so much going on. I'm smashing this out just before I head to the Triffid for the AGM, so maybe I'll see you there!

We're got a really busy few weeks coming up too. We'll be announcing the lineup for our Birthday Party on Thursday (8th of December at Brightside by the way), I'll have the news of where we're going for our vollie holiday hangout soon and the Hot 100 voting opens soon! Exciting times!

Don't forget that we've got Kel's farewell drinks on Thursday at Netherworld, so if I don't see you tonight at the AGM hopefully I'll catch you there.

Please, as always, let me know if there's anything I can do to help you make great radio or feel comfortable around zed. I'm always here (or not far from my emails), so feel free to reach out.

Stay free,


Catch of the Week - 40 years since the demolition of Cloudland.

We had a rather sad anniversary last week, with Monday marking 40 years since the demolition of Cloudland. 

Cloudland was an iconic dancehall that sat atop the hill at the bottom of Fortitude Valley. One night, on the word of Joh, the Deen Brothers rocked up and knocked it down. No-one knew it was happening until they woke up and this beautiful building was gone.

There was a great discussion about what happened and the impact it had on Talking Zeds last week with Andrew Bartlett chatting to historian and archivist Chris Salibury.

Check that out here.

Sub Plug of the Week - Only Human

We’ve got Madonna and Nathan from Only Human with my favourite sub plug of the last week. 

During the show on Sunday they suggested a 4ZZZ subscription as a Christmas present for someone who’s hard to buy for. If you’ve got a family member or friend who’s a supporter of local music and media, then it’s really the perfect present. 

It’s was a wonderful personal pitch, taking everyone through the different subscription categories and talking up how this place runs on volunteers who are really passionate about keeping you informed and entertained. 

Hacklock also belted out a ripper on Art Cart. They talked up how important it is for people to support the local creative scene, speaking more about the local arts vibe than zed initial, but this moved into how you can also do that by supporting zed with a subscription. 

This was a really fantastic way to build the connection between the station and the communities we support, which I really loved!


Album of the Week - Ethan Enoch's Voice EP

Tell you what, we’re being spoilt at the moment, with another ripper Album of the Week coming at us. Ethan Enoch’s latest EP, Voice, is this week’s treat. 

Here’s the word from the Album of the Week Committee: "Poet/Musician Ethan Enoch charmed their way into our hearts here at 4ZZZ big time this year. From inspiring Leon to read poetry on air during Indigi Briz, to playing our First Nations Carpark show, to ripping it up on Right Here Right Now, he's been a solid presence. And now this release, 'Voice'. Ethan has this to say about the EP "This project is my truth-telling about my identity, my history, and the colony. It is the culmination of my whole journey up to this point. With this project I am speaking to all young Blakfullas who feel shame and displacement by this colony. Believe in the strength of your VOICE and the power of your presence. If you ever feel shame or silenced just remember that you are backed by thousands of generations of voices that amplify your words." We think you'll love the killer combination of poetry and beats."

To the suprise of absolutely no-one, Full Power Happy Hour ended up as our most played new release of last week, taking advantage of being Album of the Week. Their wake was closely chased by Kitchen’s Floor and The Square Tugs who rolled in as 2 and 3.


Trans Awareness Week

As you’ve probably already heard on zed, this week is Trans Awareness Week! 

This runs from November 13 to 19, leading up to Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20.

We’re lucky enough to have a wonderful community of trans and gender diverse folks involved with the station, with Ez from Tranzmission writing a bit of a guide to the week with some really great resources. 

I flicked this message around last week, so check your emails for that one (or Slack where it was originally posted). If you didn’t get it or can’t find it please let me know and I’ll forward it on. 

If you’re free on Sunday night (Nov 20), there’s a ceremony being held for Trans Day of Remembrance at 7:30 at Wilson’s Outlook Reserve to remember those we’ve lost.


Come and work for zed/ Matt is leaving us crying

Well this is a weird one to write. On one hand, we’re losing the wonderful Matt Hsu to LaBoite Theatre for his dream job, but on the other there’s an opportunity to work at 4ZZZ

Don’t worry, Matt has a couple more months with us. He won’t finish up until early Jan (once he helps us through the Hot 100). There’s still plenty of time to tell him how great he’s been while picking his brain for everything you need to try and get his job. 

Here’s the link to the job ad.

You can apply through that portal or send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to jobs@4zzz.org.au

If you’ve got any questions about this, feel free to email me at manager@4zzz.org.au or hit me up at the station. 
If you’re keen to work at zed but news is more your thing, watch this space ;-)


Marisa is leaving too!

Speaking of people leaving, Marisa is finishing up with us at the end of next week too.

It’s been a wonderful 6 months of them working with us as part of their placement for their masters of social work. I can confidently say we wouldn’t have have the Rights Framework we’re finalising at the moment without them. Thank you Marisa

They’ve been invaluable in helping improve the culture of the station so it’s a shame their placement is finishing, but I’m pretty hopeful they’ll keep hanging around as a volunteer (they’ve carved out a bit of a space behind Pat, so there’ll always be a desk). 

They’re going to tag onto Kel’s going away on Thursday, so we’ll be doing drinks at Netherworld from about 4/5pm on Thursday this week if you’re free.


Textline Bling

You might have noticed some updates on the textline over the last week, which is quite fun! 

What that’s now showing is the name on people’s sub cards, which is actually different to the name they often subscribe under. This was something we had feedback people were keen on but you can still check someone’s ‘real name’ by clicking on the message. 

We’ve also added a note for subscriber bands so if someone texts in you’ll also be able to see what band they’re in. It’ll do the same for pet subs owners too.


Full of Air are throwing a party for their 3rd Birthday!

Our wonderful Saturday night hosts, Full of Air are putting on a show! It sounds really cool so if you’re free, please check it out, and if you reckon your audience would be interested in this please give it a plug.

Full deets:

Roused At! x Full of Air 4ZZZ present: CHUQUIMAMANI-CONDORI [BOLIVIA/USA] + LUCAS ABELA + locals: Neesha Alexander, fatshaudi, and imitation therapy. 

Full of Air (Saturdays 8-10pm) are celebrating our 3rd birthday (!!!) with a night of experimental sonic collage. We are honoured to present a hybrid [DJ/live] set by Chuquimamani-Condori, the new project of Elysia Crampton Chuquimia, a multidisciplinary artist & musician belonging to the Pakajaqi nation of Aymara people.

Friday, November 25th | 7:00pm EC Venue [17 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley]

Tickets: events.humanitix.com/chuquimamani-condori-usa-w-lucas-abela-fatshaudi-neesha-alexander-imitation-therapy-meanjin-brisbane


Got a smoke machine or bubble machine you want to lend us?

Ok, so I need a hand addressing a slight overreach I may have made in titling our Valley Fiesta show as The 4ZZZ Carpark Spectacular. 

While the band are fantastic (Flamingo Blonde, Ghost Mutt, Bean Magazine, Socket and BADPOSTURE will crush it!), I’m on the hunt for something to bring some razzle dazzle. 

If you’ve got a smoke machine/ bubble machine/ something that would look cool in the mid-afternoon light, then please hit up either me or Matt.

I will have to politely decline any firework offers. I just don’t trust myself with them (and I’m like 70% sure they’re illegal anyway).


4ZZZ Shorts

This is an easy one. I know someone who reads this sent me a picture of some 4ZZZ shorts recently. (Not the ones pictured, that was a google image search).

I’m keen to get on the 4ZZZ shorts train (as you might expect), so if you know what I’m talking about please send through any pictures you have of old designs. 

That’s it, just a short shorts message (short as in the length of the message, not the length of the shorts. Very open to length suggestions because I’m aware of my existing bias).

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!