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.
Australia May Stop Providing Water and Power to Remote Aboriginal Communities
The remote communities are mostly located across Cape York and the Kimberley region of WA. Some communities are permanent, while other communities only live in their region seasonally, making population numbers small and variable.
The federal government announced late last year that it would stop paying for the utilities, making states responsible for their communities. The Western Australian state government says it can't afford to cover the costs.