4ZZZ launched its glorious tradition of counting down listeners' 100 favourite songs on New Year's Day 1977. More than 10 years later, 2JJJ in Sydney (which employed many ex-Zed staff) began conducting its own Hot 100. Because 4ZZZ held the rights to the name Hot 100, there was a little bit of legal biffo when TripleJ became a national broadcaster, so they changed the name of their survey to the "Hottest 100".
Sexist parking space
Gallus Strobel, Black Forest Town Mayor said women may find it hard to park in the space because drivers must reverse in diagonally without hitting a pillar and a wall. He said that 12 spaces in the same car park have been reserved for women, that are close to exits for concerns about their personal safety in poorly lit garages. The mayor said some “humourless people” had criticised the move.