Access Radio is a family of 12 stations from Auckland to Invercargill that provides more than 400 programmes in more than 40 different languages.
These stations cater to niche audiences that are otherwise not well served by broadcast media. Access radio allows groups to produce and broadcast programmes for their own regions and communities.
You can find specialist programmes on almost any topic you can imagine, created by people and groups in local communities.
Access radio stations are not-for-profit and are largely run by volunteers. Funding for Access radio stations ranges from $135,000 to $250,000 annually depending on size.
You can find out more about Access Radio from the Association of Community Access Broadcasters.
We allocate funding based on the size of the audience of the station, grouped as below.
You can also find a wealth of content as podcasts on Access Internet Radio - a platform we fund so that programmes can be shared and listened to whenever, wherever.
Funded access radio station locations