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".
Rioting prompts state of emergency in Baltimore
The riots broke out just a few blocks from the site of Freddie Gray’s funeral and then spread throughout other parts of the city.
At least 15 police officers were injured, a police spokesman says, as authorities in riot gear cordoned off streets. Police say they have arrested about 27 people after hundreds of rioters looted businesses and set buildings on fire.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan spoke at a news conference today, calling for the restoration of calm in Baltimore.