What an absolutely sensational year we’ve had, broadcasting the voices of the community, advocating for human rights, platforming unheard stories, playing raucous and riveting music from our local scene and beyond, not to mention all the warm inner glow that beams out across the 4ZZZ frequencies. 

It’s wild to think that I’ve been your Community Engagement Coordinator for an ENTIRE YEAR! And I look forward to another year of writing the Zedletter, making social media things as well as the most rewarding part which is connecting with this city, musicians, artists, community leaders, activists, and of course, dear listener, none of what 4ZZZ does would be possible without you.

This will be the last Zedletter for the year and the next Zedletter won’t be until Jan 18th which is when we will recap 4ZZZ’s HOT 100!!

🔥 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!

Voting has now closed, so get your favourite Zed outfit ready! Then come on down, bring the family and your dog to The Triffid, on January 1st from noon onwards to countdown the Hot 100 as we BROADCAST LIVE featuring some of your favourite 4ZZZ voices, it's completely FREE!

Also we have an EPIC - LIMITED EDITION - HOT 100 T-SHIRT Designed by the truly excellent local talent Emetic. As you can see Salty, The Rhinestone Cowgirl, is absolutely elated with this sensational look and you could be too! 

We’ve got sizes S - XXL - $35 for Subscribers $40 for Non-Subscribers - Only Available at the HOT 100 Jan 1st - at the Triffid for a very special limited run.

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.

Let’s send off 2023 by looking back at all that we’ve achieved together.

We spent time amplying voices from all communities whether that be Worker's Power on IWWD

Tranzmission chatting with Queerbait amplfying trans and gender diverse voices.

Souljah Sistar, Tab hanging out with Aunty Maggie and Sunny Luwe for our First Nations Car Park Gig

We welcomed even more of the community into our home through our Making 4ZZZ More Accessible programs and fund raising

We hosted MANY live acts almost EVERY WEEK on Right Here, Right Now 
(Mt. Nadir in photo)

We 'Radioed' Against The Machine together and raised enough money to keep us on air for another year! (Radiothon 2023)

We cared for our local environment and threw a party about it! (Bush Care Bash)

We partied! A LOT! Evil Zed - Access All Areas - 48th Birthday Party - Sonic Masala - Punk Show Car Park Gigs - Youth Week Car Park Gigs - First Nations Car Park Gigs - HOT 100!

We got HIGH! (4/20 Day)

WE GOT low! (at Clubhouse Moorooka)

We got Ians ???


We said Goodbye

And we said Hello

There are actually so many photos and so so so so many additional things that happen around Zed every single day that one Zedletter is simply not going to capture the shear breadth of work our volunteer announcers put in every single day. Which is a good thing we send one each week, haha.

Anyway, from us to you, A BIG BUNDLE of WARM INNER GLOW for your journey into 2024.

❓ Zed Trivia | Hot 100 2022 ❓

Just to jog your memory of last year’s Hot 100 here is the full list for you to enjoy. 

1    Square Tugs - I Don’t Like It ft. Polly Cooke
2    Mitch, Please - Rich Mitch
3    Idle Ruin - Valley Inferno
4    King Stingray - Camp Dog
5    The Double Happiness - Smoking Gun
6    Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers - Girl Sports
7    Samantha Josephine - Feel the Hate
8    Thelma Plum - The Brown Snake
9    Full Flower Moon Band - NY - LA
10    Doggie Heaven - Berghain
11    Girl and Girl - Dance Now
12    VOIID - Lexapro
13    The Chats - I’ve Been Drunk In Every Pub In Brisbane
14    BLUSSH - Glamour
15    Flangipanis - Skate
16    PhD! - Tie-Dye
17    Adele & The Chandeliers - Up There For Thinking
18    Viagra Boys - Punk Rock Loser
19    Platonic Sex - Devil’s Advocate
20    Screamfeeder - Don’t Get Me Started
21    WHALEHOUSE - Cheato Doreeto
22    Violent Soho - Kamikaze
23    The Rockefeller Frequency - Karma Town
24    Serial Killer Dinner Party - Bleed Me Out
25    WAAX - Help Me Hell
26    Pavement - Be The Hook
27    Ball Park Music - Sunscreen
28    The Beths - Expert in a Dying Field
29    Full Power Happy Hour - Siblings
30    Butterfingers - Shut the Party Down ft. East Coast Alien & Bluntfield
31    Sacred Hearts - Vices
32    The Cutaways - Cheap Curtains
33    Kathleen Turner Overdrive - Mary Winchester Blue
34    The Owen Guns - Pulling On The Boots (Racist Dickhead)
35    Lackadaisies - Payphone Text
36    Asha Jefferies - Tank Tops
37    DickLord - Shit Cunt Sunnies
38    Renovator's Delight - Bark All Night
39    The Glycereens - Electric
40    57 Below - Below The Gods
41    People Mover - Trying
42    Monsters Up North - I Want You (To Know)
43    Mouse - Puck
44    Broken Leg - Holiday
45    Slurpee Jerks - Jackie
46    Interism - The Art of Saving Face
47    Rhino - DJW
48    Plan Z - When You Don’t Give A Fuck
49    Eviction - GasLight
50    TEN12 - Burden
51    Drudge - Kids of the Curb
52    Stabbitha And The Knifey Wifeys - Stockyard
53    Chong Ali - Mot Bai Tho
54    Beddy Rays - Milk
55    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Dripping Tap
56    Mick Medew and Ursula - Evidently Boundary Street
57    IDLES - Crawl!
58    Party Dozen -  Macca The Mutt ft. Nick Cave
59    Talk Heavy - I Wanna Skate Again
60    The Snouts - Lost & Found
61    Melaleuca - Point of Normal
62    Ghost College - Smokescreen
63    Tropical Fuck Storm & King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Satanic Slumber Party Part 2 (Midnight In Sodom)
64    Teenage Joans - Terrible
65    Aldous Harding - Fever
66    Dune Rats - Up
67    Bob Vylan - GDP
68    DAMIEN - 2 Out Of 10
69    Greshka - Freedom From Clive
70    Camp Cope - Running with the Hurricane
71    Kombi Killers - Damaged
72    Terra Pines - Pinos Altos
73    Fontaines D.C. - Jackie Down The Line
74    Tailor Made Rejects - Fading Colours
75    Fingerless - You Are Going To Die
76    Burnt Trash - I Sat Still
77    Suicide Country Hour - No Cowboy Land
78    Hatchie - Quicksand
79    Perve Endings - 20 Something
80    Refedex - Sober
81    Jaguar Jonze - Punchline
82    Pixies - There’s A Moon On
83    dameeeela - The Shake Up ft. Tjaka
84    Archie Roach - One Song
85    Guppy - Lipshitz
86    Masochist - Heavy Dread
87    Wet Leg - Ur Mum
88    Kitchen’s Floor - Haunted Houses
89    Cate Le Bon - Remembering Me
90    Hope D - Hate Goodbyes
91    Radium Dolls - Shame
92    Red Le Clerc - Being Bi
93    Dry Cleaning - Gary Ashby
94    East Coast Alien - High To Get By
95    Goon on the Rocks - Day For It
96    Toxic Garden Gnomes - Far Queue
97    Private Function - I’m This Far Away (From Being The Worst Person You’ve Ever Met)
98    Bean Magazine - Juiceman
99    Stella Donnelly - Flood
100  Barkaa - Blak Matriarch

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!
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