4ZZZ’s 40th coming up

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Brisbane’s independent music radio station 4ZZZ FM hits its 40th birthday this year. (The actual 40th anniversary of the first broadcast is not until 8th December, but it’s something worth building up to!) It was the first community radio and first FM radio station in Queensland. At the time FM – being in stereo, as…

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Interview with McKisko

One of the best things about doing a weekly show on local radio station 4ZzZ-FM is getting the chance to find out so much about the huge number of local performers producing such a wide variety of fabulous sounds these days – and sometimes I get to talk with some of them on air as…

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This week’s shift on 4ZzZ

My regular talk with Peter Black this week covered the NSW election result, some of the criticisms of the Greens from Julia Gillard and regarding Israel policy, plus the LNP, Libya and the Logies.  You can listen to it by going to this link. The playlist for this week’s show is here, and my suggestion…

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Rap Relief: Another Qld floods fundraiser

Soulmate Records, Choose Mics and Born Fresh Records presents Rap Relief – a collective of 7 QLD artists who are raising money for QLD flood relief. Produced by Mules, “Together” is an awesome track available for download for TWO BUCKS from http://www.raprelief.com/ with all proceeds going to disaster relief efforts. Performed by Seven, Syntax, Choose Mics,…

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The Church – then and now

I did an interview on my radio show this morning on 4ZZZ with Tim Powles, drummer and producer of The Church. It was nominally about the 30th anniversary tour the band is about to embark on – including shows in Brisbane this month – but it really went more to the history of the band…

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Listen in to Choose Mics

Hip hop fans in Brisbane might be interested in tuning in to my radio show on 4ZZZ FM this Monday morning around 7:30am. I’ll be talking with the Gold Coast based duo Choose Mics, who are launching their debut full length album Beggars Can’t Be Choosers at the Step Inn in the Valley this coming Friday night…

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New book on Palm Island’s history

The latest inquest into the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee in police custody on Palm Island – now well over five years ago – has concluded.  Once again Mulrunji’s family and the wider community will wait for findings to be published – just as they still await the publication of the report by the Crime and…

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