Plains FM is one of 12 community access radio stations around New Zealand

What is Community Access Radio?

Community access radio stations enable local people to produce and broadcast programmes focusing their own regions 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...

Auckland 104.6FM planetaudio.org.nz
Hamilton 106.7FM (Hamilton City)
1206AM (Waikato Region)
communityradio.co.nz
Hawke's Bay 1431AM (2010 only)
104.7FM
radiokidnappers.org.nz
Access Radio Taranaki Taranaki 104.4FM Website Coming Soon
Manawatu 999AM accessmanawatu.co.nz
Arrow FM Masterton 92.7FM arrowfm.co.nz
Kapiti Coast 104.7FM coastaccessradio.org.nz
Wellington 783AM accessradio.org.nz
Nelson 104.8FM (Nelson/Tasman)
95.0FM (Eastern Golden Bay)
88.9FM (Blenheim)
freshfm.net
Christchurch 96.9FM plainsfm.org.nz
Otago Access Radio Dunedin 1575AM otagoaccess
radio.co.nz
Invercargill 96.4FM radiosouthland.org.nz

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