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About Us

Each month Coast Access Radio produces 53 unique radio shows by, for and about our local community here on the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua. 

We broadcast 24/7 on 104.7FM via a transmitter located at Forest Heights, just north of Te Horo covering the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua

Our broadcasting facilities at our Studios in Mahara Place, allows individuals and groups to make and present their own programmes either by themselves or with support from our technical team.  A brand new Recording Hub has been established at our new Studio located in Levin for programmes to be produced with local content from the Horowhenua region. 

Anyone can make a programme on Coast Access Radio, but we give priority to those who do not have access to main stream radio. You do not have to be technical, we provide that expertise, you just have to provide the content.

If you wish to make a programme on Coast Access Radio please contact us.

All our programmes are made locally by volunteers and nationally acknowledged for their award-winning qualities.Coast Access Radio has been a finalist in the New Zealand Radio Awards twenty-two times since 2000.

Coast Accesss Radio is governed by a charitable entity called the Coast Access Radio Trust. We receive annual funding support from NZ On Air, and we also rely on airtime contributions from users, grants, sponsorship, advertising, and donations.

Coast Access Radio is one of eleven independent Access entities operating around New Zealand and is a member of the Community Access Media Alliance (CAMA). We are part funded by NZ On Air, to broadcast programming that provides for the interests of specific groups in Section 36c of the Broadcasting Act 1989, which includes women, children, youth, persons with disabilities, minority groups, including ethnic minorities and a range of religious and ethical viewpoints.

Coast Access Radio is radio by, for and about the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua Community



Our Staff

Nikki Carroll, Station Manager                                             Catherine Scullin, Programme Manager