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 our 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 a vast number of musical genres including rock, hip hop, indie, dancehall, punk, dub, reggae, noise, electronica, ska and drum & bass.
4ZZZ is unique as we don't use playlists to control what music hits the airwaves! Selections are very much independently chosen by volunteers, which is a big part of the Station's ethos for over 40 years.
4ZZZ programs and announcers select all of the music you hear as they are the highly knowledgable and aficionados of their genre and content areas!
Announcers' are however required to meet certain quotas to ensure adequate representation is given to local, new and Australian music and music with women involved in the production.
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.
4ZZZ Text Requests!
The 4ZZZ SMS REQUEST LINE is 0449 636 101.
So save the number to your phone and text us any time to request a song!
Only current 4ZZZ Subscribers can make requests and our zedbot will know if you are current or not. Also remember that not all shows will accept requests. No free steak knives but lots of warm fuzzy feelings for our subscribers!
To make a request via email do so during business hours to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 4pm
Saturday: 12 noon to 3 pm