Around 1998 4ZZZ, 4MBS, and Family Radio started broadcasting from the one installation at Mt Coot-tha. Prior to this 4MBS and Family Radio had merely leased land beside 4ZZZ but then Brisbane City Council decided that having three transmission towers and huts in the one place was an eyesore and encouraged the three radio stations to share facilities. This resulted in the three radio stations developing a company called Broadcasting Park to negotiate with the Council. This company consisted of three shares, one owned by each member station.
Once Londoner, now Gold Coast based Folk-Punk singer Laura Mardon is influenced by people like Bill Bragg, Kimya Dawson and Elliott Smith.
Writing heart felt songs about disconnect, loss and love, Laura’s Songs wrap true to life story telling in softly sung melodies and gentle guitar parts.
In 2013, Laura met Joey Cape after he saw a YouTube video of her playing original song Hail, Hail The Dead Can Dance.
After talking about their shared love of good music, demo tapes and song writing, Joey invited Laura to his home studio in San Francisco to record an album for his new record label One Week Records.
Since releasing her debut album One Week Record, Laura has toured Australia and is set to embark on a UK-European tour.