Thank you to all of you who came to support Radio Reversal and The Paradigm Shift at their Podcast Launch party over the weekend. It was such an amazing turn out, lots of community love, important discussions, and celebrating was had.

It was made extra special by the presence of former 4ZZZ Community Engagement Coordinator Matt Hsu and his fellow orchestra members who gave a live performance on the day.

If you’d like to listen to Radio Reversal’s new podcast click here and if you’d like to double down and listen to The Paradigm Shift you can click here.


If you love music, radio, community or making a difference in the turgid media landscape, then it could be you! 

Tomorrow, 29th of September at 5PM is your last chance to apply!

You can check out the position and apply for the job right here!

If you’ve got any questions about the role, you can email jobs@4zzz.org.au

๐Ÿ˜ˆ The Evil Zed 2023 ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Halloween in Meanjin.. It's that special time of the year when the veil between the subcultures is at its thinnest... and the line between punk and metal, and techno and drum’n'bass is blurred. 

What mutant sounds shall be created from this unholy mix-up!?

The Evil Zed is a 4ZZZ fundraising party that beckons to the unknowns and celebrates the extremes. With 11 bands, 14 DJs/Producers, 2 stages and 13 hours of underground sounds. It kicks off at 2pm and cranks all the way past the witching hour to 3am - The EVIL ZED really is a party unlike any other.

The Evil Zed BAND lineup!

Shock Value
Awful Noise
Dad Fight 
Hott Sexx 
Mitch, Please
Aidan Night & the Reverants
+ DJ Judy Jetson! 

The RAVE STAGE lineup!

DJ Playpusher
Monsters Around Us
HallucinoJENic vs Cardiac Arrest 
AND - "The GABBER-OKE Hour with Hakken Dancers!"

The beloved venue GREASER shall be your safe place* amidst the mayhem in the Valley on Saturday the 28th of October.

Prizes for best costume from Berserk and subscriber-friendly drink prices including karma kegs from our friends at Young Henrys.
Tickets are $25 or $20 for Zed Subs (use code 4ZZZ)

Get yours via Moshtix now & see you at 4ZZZ’s Halloween party!


Are you a musician or organisation using music to take social action in your community? Well here is a survey that can assist with bringing about social change in our community

The Creative Change Project is creating a national map of music initiatives bringing about positive social change in Australian communities.

Creative Change Project want your stories to be part of a national picture we’re building around music and social change.

Completing this survey will help us showcase your initiatives to a national audience of potential collaborators, participants, funders and policy makers!

To complete the survey click here. 

To know more about the Creative Change Project click here.

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

๐ŸŒฑ The Bush Care Round-up! ๐ŸŒฑ

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


Are a 5 piece band with a focus on writing great songs and providing a live music experience worth talking about. FLOODING. Isn’t inspired by any particular sound or genre, but by the writing process itself, where sound, structure, melody and harmony are all tinkered with until something unique is born.

Click here to watch their full set back.

๐Ÿฅ AOTW | House Keys 2 ๐Ÿฅ

From the AOTW Committee - "In September 2022, 4000 Records released a compilation album of cover songs entitled House Keys, intended to be a one-off collection of tracks by southeast QLD artists covering other local artists. The response to that album was such that it incited label founder John Russell to commence work on a second edition of the compilation immediately. Here we are a year late, with 32 tracks in the bag, an exceptionally gorgeously designed double CD and a beautiful companion zine all ready to do. The zine, simply (and very likely confusingly) entitled House Keys, features 32 contributions from 32 southeast QLD visual artists across various disciplines: photography, painting, digital and more. Local artist George Levi has curated a fantastic stable of visual artists, and they contributed the main cover artwork and designed the CD and zine layouts."

๐ŸŽถ TOP 20 | Sept 16th - 23rd ๐ŸŽถ

๐Ÿ“ฐ 4ZZZ NEWS | Magic Mushrooms ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Gold Tops and Blue Meanies… are these magic mushrooms, Australian? Do we even know all the psilocybin mushroom species here in Australia?

Thereสปs renewed interest in magic mushrooms and they arenสปt well documented, joining us is Dr Alistair McTaggart, a mycologist who is trying to remedy that oversight.

Joining 4ZZZสปs Eliot Rifkin to chat about all things Magic Mushrooms is Alistair McTaggart from UQสปs Queensland Alliance for Agriculture & Food Innovation (QAAFI)

For a deep dive...

To listen in and know more click here

Thanks to Toni Pankaluic & Eliot Rifkin


The 2023 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition - A major event during Queensland Mental Health Week, the iconic exhibition showcases 270 artworks by artists with lived mental health experience.

Entry is free!

From 6th to 12th of October in King George Square 

Opening Hours:
Fri 6 Oct: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Sat 7 & Sun 8 Oct: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Mon 9 to Thurs 12 Oct: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Every exhibiting artist has a lived experience of mental illness, either through their own direct personal experience or in their role as a carer or family member.

All artwork is for sale and artists receive 85% of the proceeds. By viewing the exhibition and purchasing artwork, you are recognising the artists’ work and their stories.

This year’s exhibition will be packed with fun and entertainment! From giveaways to children’s activities, food trucks and stalls, live art and an artist in residence!

More info about the event click here

๐Ÿ€ PLAYGRND Showdown This FRI, SAT & SUN! ๐Ÿ€

Playgrnd Showdown is being coined as Brisbane’s biggest basketball weekend.

Over 50 of the best Basketball teams in Queensland, Australia and the International scene will participate in the event.

A grassroots tour of games throughout this city & its suburbs has now selected teams who’ll play the junior category.

The players are ready & Northshore Brisbane will be transformed for 3 huge days, with basketball courts right on the river!

There’s something for everyone in the family:

• 5x5 Street ball
• 3x3 FIBA Lite Quest / Quest
• E-games tournament
• Live artists
• DJs
• Sausage Sizzle
• Dunking and shooting competitions - maybe even the much-hyped shoot-off between Deola from Las Gidi Vybes vs 4ZZZ Programming Coordinator, Ian Powne
• Family fun
• Cash prizes for all categories
• Live streaming to over 3 million people via the FIBA channel
• FIBA ranking points that contribute to individual and national ranking points

Get Tix Here

โ“ Zed Trivia | One Brick At A Time โ“

Before triple Z went to air in 1975 volunteers and community members helped create our very first home at UQ. Part of that journey meant literally building out the space. 

Kevin Hayes, “I was an architecture student at the time. At the beginning of ‘75, I was thinking of leaving the course. I ran into Steve Gray at Uni. and he said why don’t you come and build this radio station. I left and became a builder - I’d done a little bit of building and 4 years of  architecture. In those days you didn’t need a licence, you just said you were a builder and that was it. So we got this space upstairs in the Student Union building, which had been the Union offices, for their officials, and somehow we’d convinced them that the radio station should be there. We stripped it all out, all the partitions, and then we started talking about what we would need to make it soundproof. We were making it up as we went along, with no plans.”

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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