Waiheke Radio’s new studio will be officially opened on Sat 4th June with a community open day and ribbon cutting ceremony and we’d love it if you came along.
We’ve spent much of this year developing ‘The White House’ at 4 Korora Rd, formerly a one bedroom residence, into a functioning radio station.
The open day runs from 10am to 2pm with the Waiheke Local Board presiding at the official opening ceremony at 10.30am. You’re all invited to come along for tours of the station and the opportunity to record station identification clips that will be used on-air. There will also be a free sausage sizzle and live music throughout the morning. The opening and performances will also be broadcast.
We’re also inviting community groups to visit the station and discuss how they can have their services and events given free coverage. The station also plans to run a training programme for new volunteers in coming months and this is an ideal opportunity for people to come along and find out what is involved.
Waiheke Radio is Waiheke Islands community radio station that transmits on 88.3 and 107.4 under the Low Power FM GURL. LPFM was the only viable option for Waiheke after Waiheke based frequencies were snapped up in the radio spectrum frequency tender by Auckland based radio stations and now beam back to east Auckland from Ridgeview Estate on Waiheke.
Waiheke Radio has an enviable record of broadcasting around 40 hours a week of local programming.