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.
David McAuley of Yeppoon grateful to those who helped save his life
Mr McAuley’s life was saved by Yeppoon resident Paul Jowsey (Jo-sea), who coincidentally had come to the victim’s business to exchange his old gas bottle for a new one and when he couldn't find Mr McAuley at the front of the factory, he made his way around the back, where he found the victim lying on the ground unconscious.
Mr Jowsey (Jo-sea) rushed back to his shop to raise the alarm and with the help of Yeppoon paramedics, ambulance officers and fire personnel, David was brought back to life, and later recovered.
"If I had been there another three minutes, I could have been dead," says Mr McAuley.