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".
Australia recalls ambassador to Indonesia over Bali Nine executions
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the very important relationship between Australia and Indonesia has suffered as a result of what has been done in the past few hours. He says the executions were cruel and unnecessary.
Ministerial contacts between the two nations continue to be suspended, but Mr Abbott said he hopes this “dark moment” will not prevent restoration of the relationship between Australia and Indonesia.
Australia’s ambassador Paul Grigson is expected to return to Australia by the end of this week.