award winning 'C-Zone with simon howard' celebrates ten years of broadcasting on wellington access radio
Wellington Access Radio is very proud to celebrate ten years of the amazing C-Zone with Simon Howard.
Simon jumped on board after working on student radio in the UK and quickly took over the Monday Community Drive show, continuing the previous hosts work of focusing on Wellington’s arts and theatre scene.
In the last decade Simon has become an essential part of the capital’s arts coverage, creating a space where artists get to go into depth about their work and creative processes. ‘I call it the preview, rather than the review,’ Simon says. ‘I love building relationships and supporting the artists and creatives that make this place such a wonderful place to live’.
Simon’s personal highlights include interviewing Tim Minchin, watching local artist’s careers develop, and winning The Newsies Award at Nga Whakarākei o Whātaitai Wellington Theatre Awards in 2022.
Station Manager Pip Adam says, ‘We are so grateful and happy that Simon continues to broadcast his amazing show on Wellington Access Radio. C-Zone celebrates Wellington’s vibrant arts scene in ways that amplify and build communities.’
C-Zone is made with the support of NZ on Air.
You can listen to Simon celebrate ten years of broadcasting on C-Zone with Simon Howard on Monday 20 February, 5-6pm, on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM or livestream via www.accessradio.org.nz
NEW programme gives space to disabled storytellers sharing their experiences of state and faith-based care
Wellington Access Radio is proud to announce an important new programme described by creator Mike Gourley as ‘disabled storytellers sharing their experiences of state and faith-based care’.
‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ is an eight-part radio programme in which Gourley creates space for stories that need to be told. Gourley also speaks with academics, disability advocates, and the parents of a disabled person who was taken into care.
The last two episodes feature Sir Robert Martin’s powerful statement of evidence to The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.
Mike Gourley has a long history of radio broadcasting and disability advocacy, receiving the Queen’s Service Medal for services to people with disabilities in 2010. You can also hear him on the Wellington Access Radio programme ‘No Labels’, with co-host Thomas Bryan.
‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ begins on February 7 on Wellington Access Radio at 6pm. You can listen by tuning into to 106.1.FM or stream via www.accessradio.org.nz, or listen to the podcasts here:
‘Lest We Forget – Stories of Survival and Hope’ is supported by The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care.
Thank you to everyone who made it possible for Wellington Access Radio to broadcast this year.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer.
We look forward to working with you in 2023!
The station playlist is now set for the holiday time.
Thanks to everyone who worked hard to get us prerecords in the last couple of weeks.
Thanks also to all the programme-makers who will broadcast live over the break. We're looking forward to hearing your shows.
As of today, we won't be able to upload any new pre-records.
From 24 December to 9 January there will be no staff in the station and the door will be closed.
But you will be able to:
good luck olympians!!!
Wellington Access Radio wishes good luck and have fun to all programme-makers competing in the Freemasons New Zealand Special Olympics National Summer Games – from 8-12 December in Kirikiriroa.
There's a big group from Rise Up, Maranga (R.U.M)!
We'll be cheering for you all!
Read more about the games here
Voice of Aroha Radio Show Celebrates Three Years on Wellington Access Radio 106.1FM
Wellington Access Radio wishes a happy third birthday to Voice of Aroha.
Three years ago, a group of former refugees and members of local communities came together to establish a radio show to provide a platform for the diverse communities in Wellington.
Kodrean Eashae, founding member of Voice of Aroha, says, ‘We aim for us all to collectively contribute by learning from each other about the issues affecting our communities.’
For three years, Voice of Aroha has provided an inclusive platform amplifying the voices of a variety of communities and their perspectives on many topics. The programme includes discussions about politics, society, interviews with decision makers, and shares programme-makers’ cultures, traditional music, and much more. Voice of Aroha work collaboratively with many communities and non-profit organisations.
‘We aim to bring communities together while creating a safe space where former refugees can share their perspectives and take control of the narratives that concern us, and contribute our opinions for a more progressive New Zealand,’ says Eashae.
For the next three years Voice of Aroha will focus on social cohesion to build more understanding between communities. ‘We’ll concentrate on further using storytelling to change the narrative toward a more inclusive Aotearoa, and work for environmental sustainability with input of refugee and migrant communities,’ says Eashae.
Voice of Aroha is supported by the Ethnic Communities Development Fund. You can visit the Voice of Aroha website https://voiceofaroha.org.nz/ follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
You can listen to Voice of Aroha Tuesday 3.00-4.00pm, fortnightly on Wellington Access Radio 106.1.FM. https://www.accessradio.org.nz/voice-of-aroha.html