What is community access radio?
Community access radio stations are by, for and about their communities and exist to provide a media platform for groups whose voices usually aren’t heard in mainstream radio.
One regular programme featured by Wellington Access Radio is Collaborative Voices. Hosted by Ros Rice, EO of Community Networks Aotearoa, this programme profiles community organisations and their people as well as keeping the sector up to date with topical issues.
Some of the recent interviews available to listen to are with Murray Edridge (Deputy CE, Community Investment) discussing the investment strategy; James Lord of Careerforce about pathways to qualifications for non-profit social service agencies; and Paul Barber of NZCCSS on inequality and poverty.
Collaborative Voices is replayed by some access radio stations throughout the country, however is also available to download as a podcast by clicking on http://bit.ly/1UQTHh1 or by visiting www.accessradio.org.nz so have a listen and enjoy hearing some informal conversation about issues which are relevant, informative and important to all of us working in and with our communities.