What is Community Access Radio?
Community access radio stations enable local people to produce and broadcast programmes focusing on their own stories and communities. 'By', 'for' and 'about' are the three essential words of community access radio .
By the community, for the community, and about the community.
We provide the training and facilities to help the community to make radio content, catering to specific target audiences. Each programme maker also has complete editorial and technical control over their own programme within the laws of the land and station policies.
Community access radio is an essential part of the media landscape in New Zealand as it provides talk based content that other radio stations don't provide, and also a diverse music playlist that is different to what you'll hear on commercial radio.
Stations providing access radio in New Zealand are part funded by NZ On Air, and as such are contracted to provide a specific number of hours per week of programming that provides for the interests of specific groups in Section 36c of the Broadcasting Act, 1989 - women, children, youth, persons with disabilities, minority groups including ethnic minorities, and a range of religious and ethical viewpoints. NZ On Air fund twelve community access radio stations around the country. They are...
106.7FM (Hamilton City)
1206AM (Waikato Region)
|Radio Kidnappers||Hawke's Bay||
1431AM (2010 only)
|Access Radio Taranaki||Taranaki||104.4FM||accessradiotaranaki.com|
|Coast Access Radio||Kapiti Coast||104.7FM||coastaccessradio.org.nz|
|Wellington Access Radio||Wellington||783AM||accessradio.org.nz|
95.0FM (Eastern Golden Bay)
|Otago Access Radio||Dunedin||