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).
Happy Monday Zedders.
Here's your weekly email with all the latest Zed goings on. Jump in here for everything you need to know about what's happening around the station.
Most importantly, show apps are out at the moment and due THIS FRIDAY. That's the first thing in this newsletter, so jump on into that one.
We've also the the vollie callout for Evil Zed which is going down on Saturday the 28th at Greaser. It'll be a real treat, so if you want to save the ticket price volunteer and you'll get in for free!
That's it from me for now. You know the drill, hit me up if you need anything. Otherwise, have a great week!
Show Applications due on Friday
You’ve got until Friday! Don’t hold off.
If you've recently been trained, definitely fill one out! We're always looking for new shows and ideas so don't hold back!
Here's the link - Show Application
Remember, all announcers must be current subscribers. This is a station policy requirement that we will be following up on when you submit your application, so please make sure you are a current subscriber when you submit your application.
Please also note the time slot you apply for on 102.1 and the present timelines. More information is available here on the wiki.
Catch of the Week - Fred Leone on Talking Zeds
I really enjoyed listening to Andy Paine chatting to Fred Leone on Talking Zeds last Thursday.
It wasn’t until Fred came in for Sounds Like Community Radio that I realised his history with the station. He was around in the 2000s (i’m pretty sure) hosting shows and has so many awesome stories.
This couple of hours was a great. Andy took the chat from Songlines, to Inala hiphop and on into some of Fred’s newer jazz projects (some of that sounds so cool!).
Get into it here.
Sub Plug of the Week - Souljah Sistars
In the midst of an outstanding Souljah Sistars on Saturday, Michelle weaved in a wonderful sub plug.
It came towards the end of the show. She pointed folks straight to the website and talked up the various benefits of subscribing.
Jump in here to check out the show. It was a cracker.
A few more subs wouldn’t be amiss over the next few weeks. We’re trialling a bit behind where we were this time last year. When you’re on-air, make sure you remind people that we’re only on-air because of their support.
Don’t forget about this month’s subscriber prize either - a professional photoshoot from Visuall Photography.
Album of the Week - Porpoise Spit - Don't Quit
Aw yeah! This is a banger. Porpoise Spit were one of my fave BIGSOUND bands, so I’m stoked they’ve got this title with their new album. Get into the database to give it a listen.
Here’s the word from the AotW committee: "Melbourne's Porpoise Spit blew our collective banana socks off recently when they played our carpark as part of the Sounds Like Community Radio day. It foreshadowed this impressive album 'Don't Quit'. Full of all the pathos built up during the pandemic - frayed rock played intensely loud. Singles such as 'Struck' have already received healthy play on the Zeds. We look forward to when they play these climes again."
House Keys 2 is still holding onto the number one most played spot, with Kathleen Turner Overdrive and Sunny Luwe coming in two and three (awesome to see after having Sunny on RIght Here, Right Now last week).
Evil Zed Vollie Callout
Evil Zed is next weekend! Saturday the 28th of October. We’re taking over Greaser and the carpark for something like 14 hours of music (or something crazy).
Jump into this form if you’re free and able to help out. We’ll need some folks to help out with merch and welcome punters into the venue.
Here’s the vollie form link.
If you just want to come along to enjoy the party, check out all the details and buy your tickets here.
Vollie Survey Reminder
You’ve probably already read about this in the newsletter last week and the email on Friday, but if you’ve missed them, the Zed volunteer survey is open now!
This is a great way to let us know how you feel around the station and what you’d like to see happen around zed.
It won’t take you long. Probably only 5-10 minutes, so get in there now.
Link is right here - https://forms.gle/17fi1x9zYnchbFkE8
Filling this out will make a difference too! Last year people said they were keen for more opportunities to meet other zed faces which is why we’ve opened up what used to be grid meetings to all volunteers, had the broadcast park and Radiothon BBQ and tried to give out more treats! Just let me know what you're keen on and we'll try and make it happen.
Our programming coordinator, Ian Powne, has a saying that compares 4ZZZ to a big share house.
I reckon it works pretty well and it’s a metaphor that is a useful reminder that the station is one big shared space.
When your using those spaces it’s always nice if you leave them as you found them, so remember to pop away anything you’ve taken out and give the place and clean (and then fill out the cleaning roster).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!