Radio Kidnappers - AM 1431 - Hastings

Hawkes Bay's Community Access Station - "putting you on the air"

Community Access stations are spread all around NZ with wide coverage of the following regions: Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Taraki, Mawatu, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Wellington, Nelson/Marlborough, ... See more Canterbury, Otago and Southland. We are all part of the Association of Community Access Broadcasters (see below for a link to ACAB). We receive fincial assistance from NZ On Air and operate under a special section of the Broadcasting Act (Section 36c) which provides for airtime to be made available to a broad range of non-profit and community organisations which exist for the benefit or welfare of ethnic, religious, cultural, minority, disabled, youth, and educatiol groups, also for those catering for specific women's, men's, and children's interests and concerns. Many of the above groups have little realistic opportunity to broadcast on commercial or mainstream radio, and Access stations give those people a tangible voice to be able to reach out to the community with their own message. Our belief is that anybody and everybody in the community is a potential programme-maker. Our programmes are made and broadcast by the community groups themselves (rather than by professiol broadcasters), and need not sound like what's produced anywhere else. This is the whole point of difference between Access and mainstream radio. This ethos is reflected in Radio Kidppers' well-known catchphrase "putting YOU on air" and is also part of our Mission Statement.

Hastings, New Zealand

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