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, hope you've all been having a great one.

I'm not going to take up all your time here because there's so much good stuff below, but I do want to mention that you've only got until Friday to get your show applications in. If you've got questions about any of that or aren't sure, just hit me up here of flick Ian Powne an email to chat.

Also, we need some vollies to give us a hand with some stuff we've got coming up, so if you've got some free time coming up please check those callouts out.

Pce!
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Catch of the Week - Rhinestone Cowgirl hoedown

There’s usually a pretty good energy around the station on Tuesday’s, but that was cranked up to 11 last week with Salty bringing in Sierra Ferrell and Jonny Fritz for a Rhinestone Cowgirl live to air. 

This was a really wonderful treat, with Salty not just bringing us some fantastic live music, but some a-grade chat with these legends to boot. Absolute highlight. Listen back to the show at this link.

This wasn’t the only thing that caught my ear last week though, I through Andy Paine’s Talking Zeds with Wave Beach was an absolute delight. These are two folks who’ve played huge roles in activism and 4ZZZ so I highly recommend going back to check that out here.

I also really liked Workers Power explaining why they include their pronouns in their introductions too!

Sub plug of the Week - The Hangover

On The Hangover last Monday they were blessed with a flashing sub light and there was much excitement. Ok, slight overstatement, the light went off at some point (I think during a song) and Meg and Jodie started chatting about it.

Sub light sub plugs tend to be really good because they’re so organic. There’s a really fun, honest excitement that comes with them which Jodie and Meg harnessed really well. 

While there wasn’t a name that came up on the screen, that just meant there was the chance to talk through all the subscription categories and give out the website for folks to come onboard themselves. 
Wonderful work!

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Album of the Week -

Damn, Slag Queens is such a great name for a band. How good that we get to say it all week with their new release, Favours, taking out Album of the Week. 

Here’s the brief from the AotW committee - "We became instant fans of Hobart's Slag Queens after debut LP 'You Can't Go Out Like That' was released in 2019. 'Favours' just furthers our love. This 2nd album is post-punk finery, but feels true to the spirit we feel inherent in other great Tasmanian acts such as Native Cats. The first single released for the album 'Dogs' got a lot of airplay on the Zeds and we think this album will continue that good run. If you tuned into 4ZZZ's Liminal Space recently you would've got the lowdown on this band. Do yourself a favour."

Jesswar’s new album rolled in as the most played song of last week, so that’s a great showing for Album of the Week. That was backed up by the new Dog Trackers release and BLUSSH, so very good company.

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Show applications due this Friday

You’ve only got a few more days to throw a show application in the mix if you’re keen for a show on the next grid. This is something everyone has to do, whether you’ve just finished training or you’ve been hosting a show for 10+ years.

The next grid runs from the start of December until the end of May, so please think about that when you’re putting your application together. Also, all presenters need to be current subscribers, so make sure you check that as part of the process. 

If you’re not sure what your plans are over that time, please don’t stress. Just hit up either me or our programming coordinator, Ian Powne - programming@4zzz.org.au, and we can chat about what you need to make it work.

Head to this link to get it done.

Thanks to everyone who’s already sent yours through!

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Evil Zed Vollie Callout

Evil Zed is next weekend! So exciting! There's a huge lineup across two stages, prizes for best dressed and even an evil clown doing face painting!

To get that all running smoothly we'd love a hand on the night. Salty has already sent around the vollie callout a couple of times, but I thought I'd chuck it in here too.

Here's your link - https://forms.gle/vc69U9rLcpTxaWs3A

If you're free next Saturday (the 29th) it'd be awesome if you could come along to lend a hand!

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Hot 100 Helpers

The time is drawing near for us to get into our look back at the best songs of this year, the Hot 100!

Linda Findlay has already started work on pulling this together and need some vollies to help compile the list of eligible songs. This is something you can do from home, so it's really flexible. You also get to work with Linda, who is an absolute delight.

Salty has done us proud with a google form, so jump in here and let us know if you're able to help out - https://forms.gle/tHDLxFzDukL57ZJ37

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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!