Welcome to Access Radio Taranaki 104.4FM – your community access radio station. We’re here to offer a broadcast voice to you – the people of Taranaki. It’s your voice, your choice.
The newest member of the Access ‘family’ began broadcasting in New Plymouth in 2010. It was the brainchild and dream of Daniel and Alessandra Keighley who, together, built and ran the station for the first few years with the help of a team of dedicated and loyal volunteers and part time employees. After Daniel’s sad and untimely passing in 2015, Alessandra took on the role of Station Manager and assembled the current Access Radio Taranaki team.
‘By’, ‘for’ and ‘about’ – are the three essential words in the world of community access broadcasting. ‘For’ and ‘about’ are objectives of all public broadcasters, but the word that sets access broadcasting apart is that little one: ‘by’.
In community access broadcasting, the people are at the centre of the process and there is no editor. Throughout New Zealand real people are making local radio that is vital, engaging, representative and unique, reflecting our many cultures and collectives as well as some of our most colourful individuals and interests.
Phone: (06) 751 3720
Station Manager: Alessandra Keighley
Community Liaison: Michelle Bent
Production Engineer: Chris Foreman
Asst Prod Engineer: Kris Johnson
Operations Manager: Anne Dawson
Relief Production Engineer: Andre Manella
Shop 4, Top Town
119-123 Devon Street East
New Plymouth 4310