🔥 4ZZZ's HOT 100 HANGOUT 2023 🔥

It's that sizzzling time of year again when only a refreshing glass of 4ZZZ's Hot 100 can quench your thirst and cool your musical soul for another year! Start 2024 the right way by celebrating the best of the best from the 4ZZZ community voted for BY YOU!

 If you haven't already voted for your favourite songs of 2023 CLICK HERE! You have until midnight Boxing Day (Dec 26th) to get your votes in. 

Then come on down to The Triffid Beer Garden, January 1st from noon onwards to countdown the Hot 100 with 4ZZZ as we broadcast live featuring some of your favourite 4ZZZ voices! 

It's completely FREE as well as kids & dog friendly!

👋 Farewell Stocky 👋

It’s a bittersweet farewell to our beloved Station Manager Stephen (Stocky) Stockwell and welcomes young gun Jack McDonnell into the role. This week is Stocky’s last and I have so much to thank him for. Just writing this makes me emotional so I’ll keep it short, just like his sleeves. 

Stephen has done an incredible job of harnessing the 4ZZZ spirit and using that to further our reach, our influence, our on air broadcasts, not to mention his wit, charm, and well of knowledge. I feel honoured to have worked with such an influential force and I know wherever he goes will be better off for having him.

On behalf of the 4ZZZ community we thank you deeply for all the blood, sweat, and tears that comes with nurturing a community as complex as ours. Thank you, thank you, thank you 👏

Stocky wanted to say, ‘Thank you, dear listener for supporting 4ZZZ, all the credit goes to the volunteers who make 4ZZZ happen, to the staff for all their hard work and if it wasn’t for all of them 4ZZZ would simply not be here. I look forward to what the future holds.’

💥 One Day Shopping Bonanzzza! 💥

Here is a reminder that reception is closed from the 18th of December until January 22nd HOWEVER... 

If you can’t break free from the spell of capitalism this Christmas, and you haven’t bought gifts for the people you love to let them know you love them… Fear not! 4ZZZ is open for your special last-minute gift-buying frenzy on December 23rd! Visit the station on Barry Parade, Fortitude Valley between 10AM and 4PM, Saturday December 23rd!

We’ve got all the tees, totes, socks, stubby coolers, coasters, keyrings, pennants, stickers & badges you need!

*Warm inner glow guaranteed with every purchase*

They've been pullin' out weeds and puttin' up trees; it's time for 

🌱 Bushcare Round Up 🌱

Big thanks to Dave from Eco Radio for helping curate this list.

🎤 RHRN - Red Hill 🎤

This week Studio 3 hosted the playful, the wonderful, the exceptional local talent Red Hill (the band not the suburb) If you wanted to relive the experience or catch up on what you missed click here to watch their full set back.

🎶 TOP 20 | Dec 2nd - Dec 9th 🎶

📰 4ZZZ NEWS | Where Have Our Christmas Beetles Gone - You Can Help 📰

Have you noticed the disappearance of Christmas Beetles over the years? These beautifully coloured beetles used to be all over our verandah lights…  harkening the start of summer.

4ZZZ's Eliot Rifkin spoke with Tanya Latty from Invertebrates Australia to chat about their Christmas Beetle citizen science project and how you can get involved.

For a deep dive...

To listen in and know more click here

Thanks to Toni Pankaluic & Eliot Rifkin

😊 Ben Howard Touring Australia in May 2024 😊

Secret Sounds are thrilled to present one of the UK’s most enthralling songwriters and guitarists, Ben Howard, as he makes his long-awaited return to Australia next year.

Touring across the country for the first time in over five years, Ben Howard will be playing at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Friday 31st May.
Don’t miss his captivating live show as he performs beloved songs from all his albums, including his most recent album “Is It?”, released in June this year.

Tickets on sale from Friday 15 December, via secretsounds.com.

🎨 Let Griffith Uni Know How Much You Value Their Art Museum! 🎨

The Defend GUAM student collective is calling on everyone who cares about art and artists’ opportunities for experiencing and exhibiting it to rally behind the Griffith University Art Museum (GUAM). As you may have heard, GUAM's future currently hangs in the balance.

Yesterday’s student-led protest at the Griffith University Art Museum made quite a statement but there is still time to show your support: Sign the Defend GUAM Petition (closing TODAY!) and email Griffith University’s leadership to let them know we stand united to #DefendGUAM.

Please don’t put this off; ensure your voice is heard before the feedback cutoff TOMORROW, Friday December 15th. Please send submissions to guamfeedback@griffith.edu.au and pvcael@griffith.edu.au by tomorrow’s cutoff to let them know we DO NOT support shutting down a space that exhibits & holds our city’s 2nd largest art collection (maintained since 1973).

Let's safeguard GUAM's legacy as a bastion of art, research, and education.
Together, we can make a difference!

❓ Zed Trivia | Hot 100 VS Hottest 100 History ❓

In 1988, 2JJJ in Sydney conducted its own Hot 100. With many ex-Zed staff working there, it was understandable that the idea would travel, but when Triple J went nation­al it became a problem. 4ZZZ held the rights to the name "Hot 100", and after a small legal scuffle, the Js began their "Hottest 100", though given their early 90's lists looked much like a Triple Zed Hot 100 from five years before, any question of relative heat seemed clear cut to us. 

Anita Greenhill said, “We immediately challenged them on their adopting Our whole Hot 100 concept in such a blatant rip off from Zed. We had a number of meetings and more communications and they conceded to not broadcast on the New Year's Day slot and converted the name to the Hottest 100.”

If you’d like some more Zed Trivia why don’t you listen to the 4ZZZ Podcast - From A to Triple Z

That's all for this week, be sure to check your inbox next week for the next instalment of Zedletter!
For more information hit 4zzz.org.au

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