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".
Man dies in mining explosion
The explosion occurred just before 6am at the Dawson Coal Mine near Moura, 180 kilometres southwest of Rockhampton.
Police have confirmed The Department of Resources and Natural Environment are investigating the incident.