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.
Tony Spence is 25 years old and from Brisbane. He started playing music when he was 15 years old and still finds his passion for song writing never dies. In 2011 his hopes were to record his first solo album that tell the story of life in Brisbane from the perspective of the streets. “I was living day to day in desperate search for new music, new lyrics and some place to survive" Half way through 2006 he was in bands such as 'Beat the Streets', 'Red cross M.C.'s' and 'TC and the Lightning Strikerz'. TC has been a nickname since he was only 17 years old and is acquired from a popular cartoon called Top cat. He's known for caring about his music, his family and the ladies. "It all started when I was a little boy sitting watching my Dad play the drums like the professional he is. I knew I’d turn down a path like the music industries and become successful at it." But his goal has always been music from a young child growing up in a musical background. "I've always tried hard to do the right thing by my parents even if it was a hard battle ground." His next project is a DVD based on his life’s journey as a former street kid. In the past he has performed at numerous events including World Refugee Day, Prime Ministers Drug and Alcohol Awards, the ACCAN Conference and Queensland Day Celebrations, Urban Caboolture Country Music festival and the Police commissioners Christmas carols 2005/2007.
T.C's CDs can be purchased from Espresso Train at 46 Station St, Nundah 4012 (located near the Nundah train station)
T.C would like to thank: Salvation Army/ J-pet Brisbane City, Queensland’s Red Cross night café, Dave, Mick from the lightning strikers, Greg Newman and Darren fry from the Queensland police service, Beat the street. "But most of all. I give thanks to my parents for believe in my passion for music. Thanks guys this album is dedicated for you."