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".
Dr Karl: Intergenerational Report flawed
Released every five years, the report provides a snapshot of Australia’s community and society in 40 years. Dr Kruszelnicki - also known as Dr Karl - singled out the reduced focus on climate change for criticism, describing the Government’s stance on the issue as “incredibly short-sighted”.
Despite assurances otherwise, he now believes he put his name and reputation to a report that is highly political. However, Dr Karl says he has not asked for the ad campaign to stop.