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.
Brisbane City Cats have On-board and Overboard Incidents
Documents obtained through ‘Right to Information’ legislation show staff have complained about their safety while working on the City Cats.
On one occasion, the ‘Baneraba’ was badly damaged after it lost power and collided with the Apollo Road terminal at Bulimba.
There have also been damage to passengers’ property and isolated instances of drunken passengers.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said council was committed to improving the safety for both customers and crew. “The safety of passengers on city cats is a paramount,” he said. “There’s a constant retraining of city cat masters and the staff on board.”