4ZZZ Only Human’s diverse crew of radio announcers

TeamOnlyHuman.PNGSince 2015 4ZZZs Only Human has been covering disability rights stories and featuring guests and citizen journalists with a disability.  In 2018 our crew has blossomed to 5 volunteers!

We’ve also seen a bunch of work experience and casual volunteers from the disability community, as well as radio group members from Community Living Association, HELP Enterprises, West End Community House, WWILD-SVP and others!

Pictured Left to right:  Renee, SteveK, Kim, MC Chosen and Madz.

If you’ve got some free time on a Monday and you are in Brisbane, why not get in touch with us for a studio tour, chat on air or whatever you’d like to contribute.  Email kims@4zzz.org.au

You can listen to some of our interviews on our Soundcloud here:  https://soundcloud.com/onlyhuman4zzz



Watch: What works? Engaging people with a disability in community radio

ARP-square2Listen to Steve Richardson, Paul Price and Kim Stewart talk about how we can get more people with a disability on community radio at 2017 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia conference.

Thanks to C31 Community TV for recording the event.

POTA interview Victims of Crime worker Jane Barrett

zeddigitallogoThe People of the Air, a radio group with 4ZZZs Ability Radio Project, have been doing some great new stories you can listen to online:

In April they talked to Jane Barrett, Victims of Crime worker at WWILD-SVP, a sexual assault service for people with cognitive differences. Produced by Ben Stimpson. Thanks Ben, Jane and the POTA!

You can listen to the show online here: http://soundcloud.com/onlyhuman4zzz/09-050416onlyhuman-pota-2

You can also listen to the People of the Air shows on the first Tuesday of the month, 7pm on Zed Digital.

Deafness and social inclusion

14311_auslan_0For those of us with the ability to hear, living in a world of silence seems alien and disabling.  The wider community does not cater well to the needs of the deaf, and children and adults with hearing impairments are disadvantaged by the ignorance of their needs and lives on many levels.

Kim talks to deaf advocate Neil Wood, a senior lecturer in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) at Qld TAFE and UQ psychology researcher Danielle Ferndale about the difficulties deaf people face in our community and what needs to change to increase inclusion of the deaf in the wider community.  Neil’s responses are voiced by his interpreter, Katherine Washington.

Listeners note:  the clapping sounds you hear in this recording are the sound of people’s hands signing in Auslan. Continue reading “Deafness and social inclusion”

Voiceability radio series released

CRNsegs-CRNenews-200x200Our 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:


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