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.
Captain arrested for sailing coal ship through Reef without pilot
It is alleged the carrier left Mackay on New Years Day and sailed through the Great Barrier Reef without a pilot as required by Australian law.
The captain was arrested in Newcastle on Saturday and will face court later today.
If found guilty, the captain of the ship could face a maximum fine of $85 000.
In 2010, a Chinese coal carrier ran aground on the reef causing a three kilometre long scar in and around the Douglas Shoal.