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".
Former Romanian president admits he approved CIA "black site"
Romanian leaders have denied recent reports that there were CIA black sites at a US airbase near the Black Sea port of Constanta and one in Bucharest.
But Iliescu said that the request was approved because it "assumed commitments.....in Romania's interests. For all of these there is a cost.''
Iliescu denied he had agreed to the CIA's request in exchange for getting US support for Romania joining NATO, which it did in 2004.