Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
Throughout its history, 4ZZZ has been renowned for supporting local music and artists, putting on great events, presenting news and opinions not found in mainstream media and providing support to our local community.
When tuning into 102.1fm you will hear many musical genres including rock, hip hop, indie, dancehall, punk, dub, reggae, noise, electronica, ska and drum & bass.
4ZZZ is unique in that we don't use playlists to control what music hits the airwaves.
When announcing station volunteers select all of the music you hear.
Announcers' are however required to meet certain quotas to ensure adequate representation is given to local, new and Australian music and music with female content.
Most of the music played on 4ZZZ comes from our huge music library which is constantly expanding with new music (predominantly local and Australian) being added every week.
Everyday our subscribers are given the chance to win great prizes, another way we give back to our community.
Check out our program guide or simply tune in to 102.1fm to find out why there's no other station like this in all the world.
To make a request via email do so during business hours to requests [at] 4zzzfm [dot] org [dot] au
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4pm
Saturday: 12 noon to 3 pm