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.
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RADIOTHON 2013 - SURVIVAL OF THE ZED!
4ZZZ's annual membership drive is running from August 24 to September 2 and we've got a whole bunch of fantastic prizes on offer for those that subscribe during the 10 day festivities!
The theme for this year’s Radiothon is SURVIVAL! The survival of radio, the survival of the coming apocalypse (whether it’s due to economic collapse, mega-tsunamis, full power outage, rampant zombie-ism, bird flu, swine flu or man flu), whatever!
Radio’s essential for mass communication during disasters – when the power’s out all it takes is a couple of batteries to get a radio going and generators to keep us transmitting – we’re very proud of that.
The fact that 4ZZZ has survived as long as it has is worth talking about, because for over 38 years we’ve been supporting our local community, artists and businesses through independent radio, relevant and credible reporting as well sourcing and playing the ‘cream of the crop’ in local, national and international music.
Help us continue to do battle against mainstream media, weather the technological storms and SURVIVE!
You can checkout our Radio Times 2013 that deals with all things apocalyptic over at - www.4zzzfm.org.au/radio-times
Join the ARMY OF THE ZED!
We want you to get involved this Radiothon!
There are several ways you can interact with us during our subscription drive, either via our social networks or good ol’ fashion post.
Join the Zed Army!
1. Download this 4ZZZ mask template HERE and make it your own with some colour and design flair, don’t forget the string or elastic to keep it fixed to your noggin!
2. Take a photo of yourself in the mask, yep we’re asking for a selfie, and then post it to our Facebook or tag it with #4zzzarmy or #armyofthezed on Instagram or Twitter.
Make sure you’re following us:
Send us a postcard!
Avant Card have kindly printed us a heap of Radiothon - Survival of the Zed postcards, so checkout your nearest distributor to find one, or drop by the Station to pick one up, then send in your feedback or comments to 4ZZZ, PO Box 509, Fortitude Valley, 4006.
$15 - Under 18s, International and Pet Subscription
$33 - Concession or Interstate Subscription
$55 - Full Subscription
$80 - Community Group, Solo Musician and Artworkers Subscription
$130 - Passionate or Business Subscription
$155 - Band Subscription
A very special thanks goes to our sponsors for providing our fantastic major prizes (all Under 18’s, Concession, Full and Passionate subscribers can chose which draw they would like to enter):
Win the ultimate Sunday Session and party at “Sombrero Sunday” thanks to Chilliwow. Chilliwow is a bar like no other in Brisbane – think all things Mexican, including themed interiors, fresh/tasty bites, Mexican beer, cocktails and enough tequila and mescal to survive the day of the dead. You will be able to experience it all as you and a group of mates could be having one mega party at Chilliwow with a $1,500 bar tab. Now that's a lot of tacos and tequila. So get your sombrero out, put your pesos away and start shaking those maracas!
WINNER - DARREN GOLEBY
Golden Plains/Wicked Camper Travel Package
Who doesn't love a festival road trip? Well thanks to Golden Plains and Wicked Campers you can be on your way to Golden Plains with double pass camping tickets. Golden Plains is a premium music festival that takes place on an epic long weekend near Meredith, Victoria from March 8 - 14, 2014. Simply one of the best places on Earth to spend a long weekend with friends, lovers and yourself – Golden Plans is a haven, with no commercial sponsors (so you can escape the advertising maelstrom of everyday life) and a One Stage Policy, so you will miss nothing and experience everything whilst living it up in your Wicked Camper that you have for 2 weeks (licence & bond required).
WINNER - CHARLOTTE HODGES
Scooters for Life
Scoot or die – Scoot and Live! Scooters for Life will help you survive the commute with a modern retro MCI Aquillo 50cc Scooter. This stylish babe magnet will help you outrun the zombie apocalypse with it’s 50cc 2/stroke engine and look good while doing it. You can be riding this baby in the blink of an eye as your car license means you can toss a leg right over and scoot off into the sunset - NO motorcycle license required. The on-the-road package from Scooters for Life includes 6 month registration, 2 year manufacturer warranty and a top-box luggage case. Scoot to survive!
WINNER - MITCH PARKER
Whether you’re a seasoned festival-goer or a festival-first-timer, this summer festival pack is bound to pop your cherry. With a package including a double pass to not 1, not 2 but 4 festivals you will have to be a survivor to endure the overwhelming love and attention your nearest-and-dearest will heap upon you in order to be your plus 1. Package includes double passes to the Brisbane/Gold Coast legs of: Harvest Festival; Warped Tour; Big Day Out; and Soundwave. This will be a summer to remember, if you survive!
WINNER - GARY KENDALL
The Zoo Gold Pass
If the end of is nigh or it isn't you'll have a live music blast with this Annual Gold Pass to Brisbane's iconic live music venue, The Zoo. That means for a whole year you can get in free to any gig you want! For over 20 years The Zoo has played host to some of the most amazing and inspiring acts including The Pixies, Nick Cave and the Dirty Three, Ben Harper, Silverchair, Regurgitator, plus hundreds – if not thousands – of other local, national and international artists.
WINNER - ALICE HUSBAND
The Dendy Gold Pass
The Dendy Annual Gold Pass gets you and a friend entry to any film you like for a whole year! Dendy Cinemas is regarded as Australia's leading Art House cinema and is the home of quality cinema. You'll definitely be able to keep up to date with all the latest in dystopian future and zombie invasion films!
WINNER - STEPHEN BRINE
Byron Bay Bluesfest
There is no excuse to be blue with a double pass to the 25th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest! This amazing prize will see you and a playmate carousing for the full five glorious days of bluesy/rootsy bliss. This pass includes camping so you’ll wake up with the birds singin’ the blues and at the end of the day, weary from all that dancin’, you wont have far to stumble to bed. Whether you do the twist, the fly, the swim, the bird, the duck, the monkey, the watusi, the mashed potato, the boogaloo or the bony marony Bluesfest wants YOU to shake your tial-feather.
WINNER - GILBERT HAYDEN
A very special thanks goes to our sponsors for providing our fantastic Musician major prizes (all Band, DJ and Solo Musician subscribers will be entered into these Major Prize Draws):
Pack 1 :
It will be yours, oh yes it will be yours. This Gold Musician Prize Pack will have you shredding like you’re possessed by Dimebag with a St Blues Mississippi Bluescaster IV in a hard case from Guitar Brothers along with an awesome Scene Magazine and 4ZZZ Promo Pack to help educate the masses of your genius.
Guitar Brothers Guitar Pack (valued at over $2,000)
Scene Magazine Promo Pack
4ZZZ Promo Campaign
WINNER - LOVE LIKE HATE
Pack 2 :
Whatever your genre this Gold Musician Prize Pack will see you laying down tunes like a pro with a weekend studio recording session including recording engineer and accommodation from Airlock Studios. Your freshly cut tunes can then be promoted with a Scene Magazine and 4ZZZ Promo Pack, all whilst having your ears tickled by an amazing QMusic Pack including 1x BIGSOUND MUSIC+DESIGN Registration, 1x BIGSOUND Festival Double Pass and 1x QMusic Membership.
Studio recording time at Airlock Studios
Q Music Pack
Scene Magazine Promo Pack
4ZZZ Promo Campaign
WINNER - THE UPSTEPPERS
All Band, DJ and Solo Musician subscribers will be entered into our Musicians Runner Up Prize Draws:
Red Star Music
No more annoying the neighbours or having the cops called for noise complaints! Red Star Music the preferred choice for local and touring musicians in Brisbane and the largest band rehearsal studios in the southern hemisphere is here to save the day with an amazing giveaway! You and your band will be rehearsing in style with 52 x weekend rehearsal space times up for grabs! Get out of the garage and into professional practice rooms with the best acoustics and sound proofing in Brisbane!
Emblazon your band/face/design/whatever on the chests of the multitudes with this fantastic prize from Red Octopus. With $500 in custom printed t-shirts to do with as you wish, this prize from the experienced and passionate screen print extraordinaires at Red Octopus is not to be missed!
Stephen Booth Photography
Whether you are a regular Fabio or you hide your beauty behind a Slipknot-esqe mask this prize will boost your public profile. With thanks to talented local music photographer Stephen Booth you could win a 1 hour location based photo shoot with images digitally delivered. Stephen is an institution in his own right with over 15 years experience in the industry shooting for all the major Australian music publications and events big and small. So start thinking about your props and practicing in front of a mirror!
If you subscribe on the corresponding day during Radiothon, all Under 18’s, Concession, Full and Passionate subscribers will go in the draw to win!
DAY 1 SATURDAY 24/8 - Bicycle from Bicycle Revolution
WINNER - ALISTER FERGUSON
DAY 2 SUNDAY 25/8 - Boomerang Festival W/ Camping
WINNER - NICK ROBSON
DAY 3 MONDAY 26/8 - Circa Circus Pack
WINNER - ELISA RISTUCCIA
DAY 4 TUESDAY 27/8 - BlackStar Coffee $750 Voucher
WINNER - TRACY CORFIELD
DAY 5 WEDNESDAY 28/8 - Caloundra Festival special passes
WINNER - JAMES PAULY
DAY 6 THURSDAY 29/8 - Bicycle from Bicycle Revolution
WINNER - RAY MORGAN
DAY 7 FRIDAY 30/8 - We All Want To play your party
WINNER - SIMON CLOWNS
DAY 8 SATURDAY 31/8 - 2 nights Allure Stradbroke Island
WINNER - MICHEAL DEACON
DAY 9 SUNDAY 1/9 - Circa Circus Pack
WINNER - LOUISE BENNETT
DAY 10 MONDAY 2/9 - Beserk Prize Pack
WINNER - GARY BARWICK
Allure Stradbroke Island Holiday: Need to escape the city zombies? Then this one’s for you. Flee the everyday with a two night stay at Allure Stradbroke Resort right on the door step to North Stradbroke Island’s world class beaches. Package includes return-transfer on the vehicle ferry so escaping the apocalypse has never been so easy!
The Bicycle Revolution: 2x Vintage Bikes To Order: Prepare to roll in style with your very own pimpin’ ride from The Bicycle Revolution comprising of a vintage bike built to order. Your bike will be hand finished and assembled by qualified mechanics, assuring that you'll have a truly one of a kind ride.
BlackStar Coffee Voucher: Are you often mistaken for a zombie before you’ve had your morning cup of joe? Well this one is for you, coffee lovers rejoice! BlackStar Coffee Roasters is offering one lucky Zed Zombie a $750 ‘golden ticket’ to be used as and when the inner zombie appears. However you take your caffeinated beverages BlackStar has the goods for you!
Circa Circus Pack: We’ve all had that crazy moment where we’ve thought about running off to join the circus and for those who have resisted the urge, you can now get a taste of the circus life thanks to Circa with a 2 person pass to their Aerials, Ground, Strength and Flexibility training class! It’s a mixed bag of circus treats for those aged 16+ and caters for everyone from the chronically un-coordinated to the true gymnast.
Boomerang Festival: The rewards for subscribing to 4ZZZ will come hurtling back towards you with a pass to Boomerang Festival, a New World Indigenous festival for all Australians! Like the boomerang itself, Boomerang Festival is a unique treasure – it’s a holistic Indigenous festival with an array of music, theatre and comedy performances and not to mention cultural knowledge exchanges and stimulating conversation. So get ready to fly through the air to Byron Bay for the three day event (with camping) before you come hurtling back to Brisbane!
We All Want To: Performance: One of the most perplexing questions in the Brisbane music scene is “What does the band, We All Want To, actually want to do?” Well 4ZZZ has solved this riddle for you – We All Want To Play at your party! That’s right, the next time you decide to throw a big bash We All Want To will take to the stage (or your back deck, front lawn or even laundry – they’re not fussy) to kick out some killer tunes to get your party happening!
Caloundra Music Festival: The seventh annual Caloundra Music Festival in October is a not for profit family-friendly community event which celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area. Held in the beautiful Kings Beach and surrounds, we're offering up 2 x Green Room unplugged special entry tickets so you can see the likes of Boy & Bear, Eskimo Joe, Blue Kind Brown, The Baseballs, Jebediah plus so many more, there's something for everyone!
Beserk: Get ready to go berserk with a whopping $800 prize pack from the alternative online store, Beserk! Retail therapy is the only therapy and you’ll be all smiles and whoops as you browse Berserk’s online store, containing everything from clothing, to studded stilettos to household mainstays like a new bath mat to Hello Kitty novelty items and not to mention a skull and brain coffee mug – you know, the essentials in life. And since you’re going to be behind the computer screen where no-one can see how nuts you are, remember you can go as berserk as you want while you add magnetic poetry for the cat lover to your cart!
All Community Groups, Business and Artworker subscribers will be entered into the below Prize Draws:
Get your work out and in front of eyeballs with a great prize from Brisbane's home of art, craft and all things unique In.Cube8r. This fantastic prize will see your creations occupy 1 x cube display in store the In.Cube8r Valley store for 3 months. If that wasn't enough to tickle your fancy the generous In.Cube8r folks are also throwing in a $350 prize pack. Get In.cube8ing! WINNER - STACEY COLEMAN
On The Cusp
Tune up your career with an On the Cusp Careers coaching package! If you're wanting to make a job or direction change, or to perk up your resume and job applications, you’ll love this career coaching package which includes assessment of your strengths, values, and interests to identify work options and opportunities. This prize worth over $1000 will include 3 x 50 minute consultations with a view to developing either a Career Blueprint or kick-arse resume that will make you prouder and take you further than you can imagine! Career coaching can help you rise out of a rut, help you to identify your personal definition of success, build your confidence toward achieving a transition, get the most value out of your job search efforts and help you find meaning and balance in your work and life! WINNER - GRANT WOODWARD Vital Juices Records
BlackStar Coffee Voucher: If you want to impress your clients or just want to boost your business productivity by keeping colleagues on a on a caffeinated high, then this prize is for you. BlackStar Coffee Roasters is offering a $750 coffee voucher to one lucky business subscriber. Keep your business buzzing with the quality products from BlackStar Coffee Roasters! WINNER - PASCALLE BURTON
All Interstate and International subscribers will be entered into the below Prize Draws:
Music, music, MUSIC! Let's face it, we are all obsessed, and Grooveshark is an enabler that provides you with access to music 24/7, no matter where you are on a broad range of devices. This amazing prize will ensure that you never miss a beat with a Subscription to Grooveshark, one of the most unique music sites on the web - part streaming music service, part peer-to-peer network. With more than 30 million users sharing over 15 million files, Grooveshark is one of the largest on-demand music services on the Internet and the largest community of music lovers on the web! We have 10 x 12 month Anywhere Accounts up for grabs, were you can enjoy unlimited ad-free streaming, experience exclusive themes and features, and unlock Android and iOS apps with this premium subscription of Grooveshark.
All Pets that are subscribed will be entered into the below Prize Draws:
Kool Thing Pet Portraits
If you have an unhealthy obsession with your pet and post endless photos dedicated to their cuteness on the inter-webs...this is your chance to immortalise them for the ages with thanks to amazing local street artist/pet painter/illustrator Kool Thing. Your pooch/moggie/ratty/budgie/horsey could be the next Mona Lisa or Grumpy Cat with a one-of-a-kind, personalised, hand painted pet portrait. What better way to show how much you love your pet with this amazing prize from one of Brisbane's most talented local artists! We've got a 60x60 and a 40x45 personalised pet portrait to give-away for 2 lucky Zed Pets.
We all love our pets but with this prize you will be able to show your love for the entire animal kingdom! RSPCA World for Pets is offering one lucky Pet Subscriber a $100 online gift voucher. World for Pets pet shop is Australia's largest pet superstore with over 17,000 items to ensure your pet is spoiled for choice. Choose from the widest range of pet accessories for dogs, cats, fish, reptiles, birds, and small animals. And best of all, profits from World for Pets goes toward the RSPCA in Australia. Good deed done!
all Under 18’s, Concession, Full and Passionate subscribers will have the chance to win one of the below prizes through prize draws and instant win on air opportunities, so stay tuned in for the 10 days of Radiothon!:
Woodford Folk Festival
Oh Woodford Folk Festival, how we love thee, let us count the ways. If you love this annual event anywhere near as much as we do, then this prize is sure to get you excited. Pack the fire sticks and the kids as you and the family could be off to experience the majesty of this year's Woodford Folk Festival with 2 x family passes (2 adults + 2 kids) including camping up for grabs. If you want to really let your dreadlocks down and leave the kids at home, we also have 2 x double passes including camping available. Don't miss out on this one!
Lust for Life
Do you have a lust for life? Then the folks at Lust for Life tattoo, art and espresso have just the thing for you with a plethora of amazing, lusty prizes to give away. You could be waltzing away with one of 6 original artworks from the amazing and talented resident tattoo artists (painting or drawing). We also have 2 x super stylin' merchandise packs featuring 1 tshirt, 1 bag, 1 tea towel per pack up for grabs so you can look good whether you are walking down the street or doing the dishes. If that wasn't enough we will also be bestowing on one lucky winner 1 voucher for 10 free kick-ass coffees.
On The Cusp
Are you on the verge of greatness? Need a little help climbing the ladder? Well On The Cusp has just the thing for you. With a $1200 Career Coaching package with On the Cusp, you will be smashing that glass ceiling and shouting your message from the rooftops!
Sacred Skin Tattoo
This one is not for the faint hearted, those that don't like needles or under 18s. One of Brisbane's premier tattoo and piercing studios Sacred Skin Tattoo wants to give away a profusion of prizes to dedicated Zedders. Prizes up for grabs include: $100 piercing; $350 Koi tattoo; 2 x $300 Rose Tattoos; $350 Ladyface tattoo; $350 Bird tattoo or a $400 Beetle tattoo. Whether you are dedicated to body art or have been considering taking the plunge, this prize is for you! *Not available for Under 18s.
6 x Double passes to win! This year's Gangsters Ball promises to be the best yet with a stellar line-up of Australian and International performers. Headline acts include MC Chanteuse Madame Leila Leontine, world renowned New York based Broadville Troupe the ‘Pretty Things Peepshow’, Award winning Acrobatic Troupe ‘Acrobatica’, Master of Illusion Adam Mada and Juggler extraordinaire Jeremy Ansley, with each capital city playing host to a variety of other wild, wicked and amazingly talented entertainers.
You grew it, you lose it! 3 places in Circa Fit Classes with Circa up for grabs. Working on Core, Cardio, Flexibility and Strength, this early morning fitness class will get the blood pumping while learning and enjoying circus techniques. Designed to increase your core strength and conditioning development as well as fitness, coordination, strength and flexibility.
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