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.
Fire ants moving in on Lockyer Valley's salad bowl
They were first found in Greater Brisbane in 2001 mostly spreading through the urban areas of Ipswich, Logan and southern Brisbane.
On Wednesday, Biosecurity Queensland's director Sarah Corcoran confirmed fire ants which devastated American crops are now approaching our Lockyer Valley region.
The Lockyer Valley produces most of Australia's beetroot as well as 40% of the vegetables consumed in Southeast Queensland.
Ms Corcoran said, "It would have serious impacts on the production of the crops if they become established, as they actually eat various crops".