Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You Me Us - Radiothon

Smack bang in the middle of the BrisStyle Etsy Ekka Extravaganza sale (sick of me mentioning this yet?) our wonderful Queensland Government has given us a Public Holiday. Fancy that! The Qld government awarding us enthusiastic & enterprising Etsians living in Brisbane a day off! Woohoo! Many Brisbane residents are under the impression that the Public Holiday is in celebration of the big Ekka Show thingy that’s happening right now. I’ll not let those silly ignorant people burst my bubble. Another huge event happening this week in Brisbane is the 4zzz Radiothon. 4zzz is an independent community radio station that relies on passionate volunteers and on subscriptions (memberships) to continue operating, as it receives no other form of funding. The Radiothon is the major fundraising drive that happens every year. If you live in Brisbane and have not yet subscribed, now is the perfect time to do so. Not only will you receive the regular benefits of subscribing (discounts galore at all of the 4zzz sub-outlet businesses around Brisbane) but you’ll also receive cool gifts (CD packs, movie passes etc…) for subscribing during this week. And, you’ll go into the draw to win one of the major prizes. This year they include an all expenses paid 15 day holiday for two to Vietnam, a $750 voucher to spend in the best music store in the world Rockinghorse Records, an annual Dendy Cinema Gold Pass (entry for two people) and a whole lot more! Just don’t pin your hopes on winning that trip to Vietnam because I plan on winning that one. I’m so confident of winning that I’ve already started packing my bags!


The 33 year old station's motto is AGITATE, EDUCATE, ORGANISE, so go and support 4zzz to continue it’s mission: "to be an influential player in increasing awareness of the concerns of marginalised communities, their issues and music." They really are a good bunch of ratbags and appreciate every little bit of help they receive.

15 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Wow, day off, free gifts, and a trip, that I hope you win, what fun..
The day off was a great gift in itself..Enjoy yourself..I do hope you win..putting out good vibes..

Sandra Ree said...

An unexpected holiday! That only happens for us if we've had snow (we're from the South) flooding or even sleet on the roads!

Checked out the 4zzz Radiothon link and I think that's pretty cool how they don't have to follow a playlist. Sounds like a dream job to me!

Hope you win that trip to Vietnam, that way you can blog about it and tell us how beautiful and interesting it is over there!

And I sure like the station's motto, sounds a lot like a mom's motto! lol

Hugs to you Harriet, throwing some sunbeams your way in hopes it'll warm you up!

Lisa B. said...

So should out start packing my bags too? You are taking me to Vietnam with you aren't you? Aren't you?!

Hey Harriet said...

Hey Sandra - The holiday wasn't unexpected. We actually have one every year for the Ekka. I was just being silly ;)

Katie said...

I wish I could enter that drawing...15 days in Vietnam sounds like fun!

ppdesigns said...

a new public holiday!! does that apply to NSW too ?????

thanks for adding me to mr linky i forgot!!

High Desert Diva said...

Hope you win that trip!

Marilyn said...

Hooray for new holidays!!! :) Oh make sure you pay me a visit, I have a surprise for you. :)

Victoria said...

Enjoy your holiday, and I truly hope you win the trip!!

M.Kate said...

wow..dont forget the suntan!! They actually had a holiday for Ekka? so cool :D We dont have holidays for anything crafty...just loads of holidays for different religious celebration, multiple sultan and 1 king birthday...so many..even 3 different new year. But I am not complaining of course! No chance of me entering right?

please sir said...

Days off are GREAT - sounds like a bunch of fun! Good luck!

donat said...

i like 4zzz. it's the only other station besides melbournes 3rrr that plays my songs! surprised to learn that 4zzz is older than 3rrr. 3rrr is 30 years old. hope you win that holiday harriet!

berryberr said...

Lovely blog! Will check back often!

Greyscale Territory said...

Your enthusiasm is infectious! Love your excitement!

Even though I don't know much about all this, I just enjoy your passion!

Gina said...

Hope you and the BrisStyle girls your
PH..and the rest of Brisbane thanked you! LOL..Good luck with that Vietman trip...make sure it's a big case..I'm sure I will squeeze in :D Gx