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The Manawatu Access Radio Charitable Trust, which broadcasts as Access
Manawatu, is a vibrant, grass roots, not-for-profit Community Access
radio station. Since 1998 we have offered a media platform to the
diverse range of community groups and individuals in our region who
otherwise have little or no access to the airwaves. We also champion
local music on air - and in the community - throughout the year.
Access Manawatu doesn't make radio programmes. We provide the
opportunities, facilities, support and training needed for community
groups and individuals to make their own programmes that reflect their
views and values.
If you decide to claim your share of the air, you'll learn how to
prepare the programme, to record at the studios or “out in the field”
and how to operate the equipment for a live show.
(Motivations and Rewards for Programme Makers)
Each week we host around 50 unique community access shows by, for and
about real people – like you! Access Manawatu broadcasts from our
studios on Broadway Avenue 24/7, on 999AM Manawatu-wide, covering the
region north of Levin to South of Whanganui, and from the coast to the
gorge. We also broadcast globally via live stream! All of our locally
made programmes are available on demand right here, as well as
accessradio.org, itunes and other respected podcasting sites.
Access Manawatu therefore offers free-to-air broadcast opportunities to the local community, whilst ensuring the content is:
As such, you can make radio in your language, from your point-of-view
and for your interest. As long as you broadcast within the law, you
will experience full editorial control.
Access Manawatu is a member of the Association of Community Access Broadcasters www.acab.org.nz
Access Manawatu is a member of the Palmerston North Community Services Council www.pncsc.org.nz
Also: Rukhshana Ahkter, Jon Bowen, Colin Krivan, Nathan Maniapoto, Karl Pearce and Peter Wheeler.
Images and infographics courtesy of the NZ on Air/Colmar Brunton Survey of Community Access Radio ahead of The Big Listen 2016. To read the full report click here.
162 Broadway Avenue
PO Box 4666
Phone: 06 357 9340