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 Wednesday morning treat (named so because we expect you to be able to  regurgitate the information herein).

Hello Beautiful Broadcasters,

Welcome to 2024. The year community radio thrives to the top!

This will be a relatively short newsletter but with such a magic day on Monday I had to throw the thanks around.

The Hot 100 Hangout was such a great day of community and wonderful to see so many Zedders there. 

Just because I love stats the breakdown of the countdown was 98 Australian bands, 76 local, 69 songs featured female or non binary members and 10 were First Nations artists.

It’s a massive effort from the crew collating the songs, the social media presence, merch vollies, announcers, studio sitters, tech legends and everyone else who made the day special.

I know it was tough in the rain but still loved the effort of people listening along at home and being a part of the countdown.

All of you getting involved is why the original and best countdown is so strong and is such a great way to kick off the new year.

Scroll down for this months sub prize and also a reminder to stay safe out there. There is a lot of rain around and the Gold Coast is dealing with a lot of water right now.

Thanks again everyone, looking forward to another great year at 4ZZZ.

Stay Hydrated,


Look at these people having fun!

And these people!


Look even this dog is having a blast!


January 2024 Monthly Sub Prize

Our wonderful Sponsorship team have arranged another awesome monthly sub prize for January.

This one is super exciting as we've been waiting for this to open for ages.

The wonderful minds behind Netherworld have opened Lost Souls a new karaoke bar right next to Netherworld.

The winner will get 3 hours of karaoke in your chosen room & a round of drinks to get you started.

They have 5 wicked rooms all with different themes done by Nelson Gibbons which I highly recommend you check out.

So, during your awesome sub plugs remember to throw a mention to the monthly sub prize!


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!