Radio In Colour: How the world saw September 11, 2001

911On September 11, 2001 two planes flew into the World Trade Centre buildings in New York and one into the Pentagon in Washington in the USA, killing almost 3,000 people and injuring 6,000 others.  The Western world was transfixed with the repetitive news coverage of the event, who portrayed the event as an act of war against America.  Today we look at how the events of that day were received in cultures other than our own, and how the world has changed since that day. Continue reading


Radio In Colour: Jackie French & the Brisbane Floods

jackiefrench1295056010670 robin-420x0Jackie French is Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015 along with many other awards. She has written hundreds of books on topics ranging from organic gardening, to wombats, children’s and illustrated books, fantasy and history fiction.

Jackie’s children’s book Flood is a deeply personal retelling of Jackie’s own story, as her father related the 2011 Brisbane floods to her over the telephone, as he was in the last days of his life.

The book, illustrated by Bruce Watley, is used in classrooms around Australia to help children come to terms with natural disaster and know that hope always exists alongside crisis.

Jackie talks to 4ZZZ’s Kim Stewart for the Radio In Colour series. Continue reading

Segments series hears the voices of people with cognitive difficulties

awardThe Ability Radio Project and 4ZZZ won the Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting in November 2015.  ARP’s Our co-produced radio series, Voiceability, is the now available for your listening pleasure.

The members of our radio group have chosen the series title, conducted a lot of the interviewing, and chosen some of the music.  As a group we have learnt interviewing skills, composed interview questions, recorded voice-overs and brainstormed ideas for these shows. We’ve also had a lot of hands-on and in the field fun with excursions to 4ZZZ102.1 and the ABC studios, met a lot of new people from the radio and disability support community, and even made our own t-shirts!

The 10 part Segments series (8 minutes each) is downloadable from our Soundcloud account at: Continue reading

Radio In Colour: Tree clearing in QLD

Source: ABC

Source: ABC

In the 1990s Queensland had the highest rate of land clearing in the world, greater even than the Amazon.  The Vegetation Management Act 1999 was brought in to manage the problem, but successive governments have allowed it to be weakened and it is reemerging as a problem.  Today there is a lot less vegetation left than there was in 1999, but the rates of clearing are nearing those disasterous levels experienced two decades ago.

Kim talks to Nicky Hungerford, Coordinator of the Queensland Conservation Council, who has a long history of campaigning on this issue. Continue reading

Radio In Colour: 40 Years of 4ZZZ

radio_in_colourThat old banana is turning 40 in 2015.  Your favourite source of local music, grass roots activist news and information in Brisbane has hit a decade milestone.

Radio producers Carolina Caliaba (organisational mastermind), Steven Riggall (with superlative production skills) and Kim Stewart (creative ring-in) are putting together a 25 part radio series that covers the awesome breadth of local,national and international history, politics and music during the 4 decades of Zed while bringing some unique new voices to the Zed audience.

We here at 4ZZZ are currently seeking people from a non-English speaking background to learn the skills of Radio Production on a very special project called “Radio In Colour – 40 Years of 4ZZZ”.

Follow the link to get involved –