Blow Up Mod Radio

Matt Ward. Richard Plews and Shimmy Sammy


2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

01 October, 2023

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

01 October, 2023

Today, from Melbourne Con Kalamaras with news on the first Greek Fringe event in Brisbane @ Qld Multicultural Centre Fri 13 October. New music this week includes the latest and  10th single from Peter Gabriel & his IO album, Cigany Weaver with a tasty tune from their forthcoming album and revise the latest from Luzmila Carpio, Lost in Tajikistan, Yungchen Lhamo and much more

ZenekarDirge & DanceJazz in Meanjin 004LOCAL
Cigany WeaverHoratio HornblowerLOCAL
Jarabi BandFulaniDuniamaAUS
Jarabi BandDiya FunkDuniamaAUS
Nicodemus, Jah Sazza, Jimena Angel Vente pa caEP
Mito y Comradre GuajirandoGuajirando EP
Peter GabrielThis is home (Dark Side Mix)IO
Rachid Baba AhmedHouse Rai Music Maghreb K7 Club - Disco Singles Vol.2
KadineliaOti senl en
KadineliaTis athnatou nmimis
Greek Fringewith Con Kalamaras

Folk Psychedelic duo Kadinelia perform in this inaugural presentation of Greek Fringe in Brisbane @ BEMAC Friday 13th October.

04:36:00Yungchen LhamoSound HealingOne Drop of Kindness

Also included on Covermount of Songlines #191 October.

04:42:06Davlat NazarAli Shen KudoLost in Kajikistan
04:23:30Luzmila Carpio Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol Inti Watana - El Retorno del Sol
04:19:30Luzmila CarpioLa Alegria del gran venadoInti Watana - El Retorno del Sol
04:14:00Alumine Guerrero & YeahmanLos PiesHierba Mala EP
04:08:00Moussa DiakiteMlai CorouBlue MagicAUS
04:01:00Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAll BluesGyedu-Blay Ambolley Hi - Life Jazz

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Rusted Satellites

Cieon, Kurt and Tristan


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

01 October, 2023

1SelveRed Desert Dream (Album Of The Week)
2The DandysSex And Feuds EP
3The BlankettesWide Brown Land (Single)
4MouseBuffy (Single)
5The Worm TurnsThe Unbreakable Bond
6Teen Jesus And The Jean TeasersI Love You
7PlacementIt's Over (Single)
8DeafcultFuture Of Illusion
9Sacred HeartsPig City (Single)
10Mia LydiaKnow EP
11Square TugsOne Minute Love Song (Single)
12Flamingo BlondeTwo Trick Pony
13Artemis VI Love You Very Much
14Love BananaCat & Mouse EP
15Jada WeazelNo Peace EP
16Piss ShiversPiss Shivers
17Dr Sure's Unusual PracticeEscalator Man (Single)
18The Native CatsSmall Town Cop Override (Single)
19BilliamFreak Line (Single)
20Louie LewisThe Dream Is Over (Single)

An original 4ZZZ podcast series diving into the station's archives to explore the patchwork past, cultural significance and incredible stories of Brisbane community radio 4ZZZ.

Subscribe on your favourite podcast app or via this link

S1E1 - Good Morning, Mr Petersen

Riots, protests, police intimidation and an unstoppable group of journalists bent on exposing the rot in Queensland politics.

S1E2 - Billy Bragg and the Deep North

An electric night in a south Brisbane rugby club where a three way friendship formed between a city, a singer and a radio station.

S1E3 - Looking back at the Murri Hour

Warinkil Aunty Glenice Croft and Shellar MB Barney Croft take you through the music, voices and politics from the Murri Hour program they helped establish on 4ZZZ in the 1980s.

S1E4 - How Triple J Stole the Hottest 100 (well... kind of)

Hear the story of how a 4ZZZ listener poll made it's way down the East Coast to a radio station in Sydney, and evolved into a national institution.

S1E5 - Queering the Airwaves for 30 years

For over 30 years people have been tuning in - some driving just within range of the 4ZZZ signal - every Wednesday evening to be part of an accepting community of queer broadcasters.

S1E6 - The Punk Marketplace

A music festival, another riot, and the radio station at the centre of Brisbane's punk attitude.


Thanks for a record breaking Radiothon!

Thanks for celebrating Radio Against the Machine with us this Radiothon. You've made this year's subscriber campaign one of our most successful ever!

Your support means we're able to keep the people and passion that drove 4ZZZ on air. It's another year of giving local artists a platform, giving a voice to marginalised communities and championing the rich cultural fabric of this city.

We're now diving into the job of packing and posting all your subscriber packs and merch. There's a lot, over 1,500, so please be patient as our volunteers get everything to you.

If you were planning to pick up your pack from the station, that's ready for you now. You can pop in to reception between 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday or 10am to 2pm on Saturdays to collect it. If you originally said you wanted your pack posted out but have changed your mind and want to come in, please give us a call - 3252 1555 - or drop us an email - - so we can let you know when we'll have it ready for you.

To get an update on shipping times or to check in on the progress of your order feel free to give us a call or email using those details. One of our volunteers will be able to update you.

Finally, to celebrate the success of this campaign we're going to keep the good times rolling for a little longer, with a few choice prizes still available until the end of August. Head to our Radiothon page for the full details.

Thanks for supporting 4ZZZ and Radio Against the Machine.

Access All Areas Success

What an incredible turn for our Access All Areas Event at The Triffid in April. We had an absolute blast partying and raising funds to help make 4ZZZ more accessible.

🤯 We raised almost $10,000! 🤯

All proceeds will be going towards making 4ZZZ more accessible for people with a disability at the station, joining the volunteer announcer base and becoming an integral voice of our grassroots media and local music community.

There were so many smiling faces and excellent bands supporting our cause.

A big thank you to The Triffid, but mostly a big thank you to all of you who came along, whether you bought merch, went in on the raffle, bought a beverage, or simply came along to have a dance.

Sonic Masala Festival

One of the BIGGEST and BESTEST days for live music is lined up for August 12th at The Triffid!

For 10 years, Sonic Masala Festival has been an epic day to celebrate all the things we love about our community, and we can’t wait to party with all our favourite people; YOU!

Get behind; 4ZZZ | Sonic Sherpa | Philter | Season Three Instruments | Brisbane Drums | The Triffid, Sonic Masala | Zang Records Presents Sonic Masala Fest 2023

This year's scintillating lineup is a compilation of some exciting new acts and the bands that have been along for the journey such as;

Andrew Tuttle | Dancing Water | Deafcult | Greg Charles & The Ex-Catholics | The Holy Rollercoasters | Locust Revival | Naaki Soul | Placement (SA) | Plainer | Queerbait | Smallest Horse | STAN | The Stress of Leisure | Summer Flake (VIC) | Terra Pines | Velociraptor | Vintage Crop (VIC) | Whalehouse

All are welcome, including underage punters and four-legged friends (who are welcome in the Beer Garden on a leash all day).

Proceeds from the day go to keeping 4ZZZ independent & live since 1975!

Pre-sale tickets go into the draw to win a $100 Sonic Sherpa voucher as well as a drum skin featuring this year's artwork.


Thanks for a record breaking April Atonement!

That's a wrap witches! Thank you so much to all those who subscribed during the month of April for showing your devotion to the most enchanting community radio station in the REALM!

Your contribution helps us keep the magic alive, this enables us to continue giving local artists a platform to be heard, marginalised voices the opportunity to tell it like it is, and celebrate the weird and wonderful of this enchanting city. 

Our volunteers are stirring the cauldron and weaving spells filled with warm inner glow for all the subscriber packs heading your way, so if you haven't received your sub pack yet it should be with you shortly. If you've got any questions about the progress of your delivery please give the station a call on 07 3252 1555 or email

Thank you! We hope you're all enjoying your warm inner glow! Thanks for supporting independent community media.

4ZZZ acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we create and broadcast from, the Turrbal, Yuggera and Jagera people, and pay our respect to elders past, present and future. We extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island People. Sovereignty was never ceded.