🎈 4ZZZ’s 48th Birthday - Battle of The Cover Bands 🎈

Celebrate 4ZZZ’s 48th birthday with the ultimate showdown party! Meanjin’s finest will battle it out for the title of BEST PUNK COVERS BAND IN THE WORLD!!!

4ZZZ has been reliably pumping out the sounds of this city for almost 50 years! Sharing stories, interviews, discussions, and messages from the voices of our community for the community. If you'd like to come along and share in this epic celebration, come on down to BAD LUCK BAR in the Valley on Friday, Dec 08. Doors at 6.00 pm 'til late.


Holidays for Hoodies
Slurpee Jerks
Wayne Keys
All-stars Encore Extravaganza

To secure yourself some tickets click here

πŸ”“ Unlocked - 40 Years of Locked In πŸ”“

Our long running prisoner broadcast Locked in is celebrating 40 years on-air this year and to mark the occasion is throwing a party!

Locked In invites you to Unlocked: 40 Years of Prison Radio on 4ZZZ, opening at Banshees Bar & Artspace in Ipswich on the 16th of December from 6PM.

Join us at this SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT where we reflect on the history of prison programming at 4ZZZ, where we are now and where we are going next.

With OVER 100 PIECES OF ART from inside, raffle prizes including mega art packs and compass tattoo vouchers, live performances from Locked In artists and special guests.

⚠️ Language and content warning for this event! βš οΈ

Launch night is open EXCLUSIVELY to 4ZZZ subscribers and tickets can only be purchased for $25 with the code zedsubscriber - click here to purchase tix - Sub cards will be checked at the door on the day so please remember to bring it with you.

😈 Evil Zed Update 😈

An update from 4ZZZ legend and a Evil Zed organiser Sam Kretschman AKA DJ SLK.

“We have the numbers and can tell you that together we made almost

😈 $13,000! πŸ˜ˆ

for our community station 4ZZZ! BIG thank you for all coming along, raving or rocking hard!

It ain't no party without THE PEOPLE!! So a massive thanks to all the bands and DJs for playing for FREE! Thanks to Young Henrys for the support, the Greaser venue and their staff for getting behind the event, the taste makers who helped pick bands, the photographers, the people who did some promotion online or stuck up a poster, announcers who played the bands on the radio, staff at Zed for trusting me and helping it all come together and last but certainly not least - the volunteers who helped out at the event! 

Things like this don’t ‘just happen’ it involves lots of careful planning and hard physical work to go into making something this fun. It’s a multi-genre party that shouldn't happen here BUT IT DOES! Stick the date in your calendar for next year and stay evil πŸ˜‰”

πŸ’— Trans Day of Remembrance πŸ’—

This week on Queer Radio joining Brody in the studio for a special Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) commemorative episode was Lu from Generation ZZZ, former Queer Radio co-host Ada (aka "Evita"!), as well as special guest Esther Doherty chatting about their show "Small Paul's Best Friends" at this year's Wynnum Fringe AND Selina McMahon trans comedian, Anglican priest and witty raconteur. 

If you’d like to listen back to this special show you can click here 

🟑 Statement of Solidarity 🟑

Also this week 4ZZZ signed a Statement of Solidarity with the Trans Justice Project aligning with the trans community who are right now under attack. Both in so-called-Australia and globally, anti-trans lobbyists are working to attack trans rights, safety, and access to healthcare.

Currently, we are seeing a rise in anti-trans disinformation which is being platformed by mainstream media as well as a rapid escalation in anti-trans hate crimes, including a number of new organisations forming with the express purpose of attacking the rights and freedoms of trans people.

That’s why, during Transgender Awareness Week, 4ZZZ is taking a stand by signing this Statement of Solidarity in support of our trans community and so should you.

If you or an organisation would like to sign this statement please click here

Ez from Tranzmission interviewed Jackie Turner from Trans Justice Project this week all about it, click here if you’d like to listen back.

🌈 Rainbow Research Fellowship Winner - Dr Heather Anderson 🌈

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to one of our own Dr. Heather Anderson who is the recipient of the 2024 Rainbow Research Fellowship for her project amplifying the history of women, trans and non-binary people in community radio.

The Rainbow Research Fellowship supports research, exploration, and creation of new knowledge about Queensland’s LGBTIQA+ histories and communities using the John Oxley Library and State Library collections and resources. 

The fellowship, first of its kind in Queensland and potentially Australia, supports a more inclusive telling of Queensland history. 

If you’d like to know more about it head to the QNEWS article right here

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 Le Clerc 🎀

This week we were blessed with the company of Red Le Clerc in Studio 3 with the Right Here, Right Now crew.

Click here to watch their full set back 

πŸ₯ AOTW | Perve Endings - Better Than I Have Been πŸ₯

From the AOTW Committee - "Locals Perve Endings have long featured on 4ZZZ playlists. It's exciting to feature this latest release from them - 'Better Than I Have Been'. It's a lighter in the air slice of alternative pop that 90s kids will devour. Single '20 Something' has already been in high rotation, we expect you'll enjoy the rest of the EP just as much."

Recorded at Airlock Studios in 2022, and produced with Cody McWaters, Better Than I Have Been is a collection of personal songs from the band spanning from themes of love, to imposter syndrome, to disdain for misogyny. 

🎢 TOP 20 | Nov 11th - Nov 18th 🎢

πŸ₯΅ Hot Singles In Your Area πŸ₯΅

Nine singles for your listening pleasure. Our lovely music department volunteers compiled a selection that caught their attention this October. Don’t feel guilty swiping left.

β˜€οΈ Local β˜€οΈ
RED HILL — River/Paintbrush
ALISON ROAD — Two Peas in a Pod

🦘 Australian πŸ¦˜
MISS KANINNA — Pinnacle Bitch
EMMA DONOVAN — Blak Nation
R.M.F.C — Access

🌎 Overseas πŸŒŽ
IDLES — Dancer

πŸ“° 4ZZZ NEWS | Prostate Cancer - Panel of Experts πŸ“°

It’s Movember and November is Prostate Cancer Month so we have a Discussion on Prostate Cancer with… Dr Jenni Gunter - Senior Research Associate of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Queensland, Dr Alex Ngoo - Urologist in-training and Prostate Cancer Research Clinician, Joseph Box - Owner of Κ»Brew on BrunswickΚ», and our own, Eliot Rifkin of 4ZZZ's Thursday Brisbane Line a recent victor of Stage 4 Prostate Cancer!

For a Deep Dive...

To listen in and know more click here

Thanks to Toni Pankaluic & Eliot Rifkin

🎨 Studio Maverik Art & Makers’ Market πŸŽ¨

Come along for an iconic showcase of the best Meanjin talent. Browse three levels of prints,
ceramics, jewellery, records, textiles, art, records & more.
Purchase directly from local creators,
connect with the community and support our vibrant Meanjin creative industry. Snap up one-off
pieces for yourself and your loved ones, right in time for gifting season!

The Market is hosted by the culture venue Warehouse 25 in Milton.
Featuring 40+ Meanjin creators & an ambient DJ Set.

Free entry and everyone’s invited!

πŸ¦• Dinosaur Jnr at The Tivoli πŸ¦•

Dinosaur Jr. return to Brisbane this summer, celebrating 30 years of their landmark album ‘Where You Been’.

The alternative rock pioneers play The Tivoli on Friday February 23, in this highly anticipated show special guests Stepmother. With a live performance to remember and a sprawling catalogue of hits, don’t miss Dinosaur Jr.

Tickets on sale now!

πŸ“ Fresh Produce Offer & Giveaway! πŸ₯¬

Farmers Pick need your help to tackle food waste in the community. With a strong network of growers in south east Queensland, and an understanding of the consumer wanting to cut costs, the grocery subscription service can save households up to 30% of their weekly food bill.

Farmers Pick has a special offer for the 4ZZZ audience to celebrate their very own Food Waste Awareness Week. Listeners can receive 25% off their first Farmers Pick box using the code ‘4ZZZ’ at the checkout and join the fight against food waste.

Tune in to 4ZZZ each day this week for your chance to WIN a ‘family pick’ box with 16 -20 varieties of produce and 15kgs of food valued at $62!

  If you'd like to know more about Farmers Pick click here

❓ Zed Trivia | 100 Years of Radio ❓

Today marks the 100th anniversary since the first licensed radio broadcast in the country! when Sydney station 2SB made their first broadcast of “The Swan from Camille Saint-Saens' The Carnival of the Animals.”

Over 4.7 million Aussies tune into community radio each week, for content that represents communities under represented by other media in the country including:

 First Nations communities
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Educational services
Faith-based communities
People with a print disability
Music, arts and cultural services and communities
Youth and seniors’ communities
LGBTQIA+ communities

 The NFSA - National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is hosting a digital exhibition to mark the 100 year anniversary which you can see here. You can also share your favourite radio memories with the NFSA in text or audio format at.

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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