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Reactivate Radio Active

$91,010 of $88,600 goal
Given by 785 generous donors in around 3 months

Wellington alternative radio station Radio Active 88.6FM has been given a new lease of life but needs your support to secure its future.

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Wellington radio station Radio Active 88.6FM has been given a new lease of life but we need your support.

A loud and proud supporter of local music and creative communities for four decades, Radio Active now calls upon its listeners and the wider Wellington community to donate in support of the station as it works back to financial stability.

The Radio Active Charitable Trust has been formed by key figures from Wellington’s creative arts and business communities, who will work together to develop a new vision for the station.

Radio Active will remain on air, but has launched an ambitious Givealittle campaign aiming to raise $88,600. Radio Active’s listeners can help by donating to secure the station’s future as a vibrant voice in Wellington and world radio. We ask everyone who has enjoyed Radio Active over the past 40 years to give what they can to help reactivate Radio Active.

One of New Zealand’s first FM stations, Radio Active launched the careers of prominent broadcasters including Maggie Barry, John Campbell and Samantha Hayes, and continues to draw its unique sound from the passion and dedication of scores of volunteer DJs and music aficionados. An active champion of New Zealand music, the station has broken numerous local acts like Shihad, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Black Seeds and The Phoenix Foundation.

The Radio Active Charitable Trust thanks founding donors San Fran, Havana Coffee Works, The Mayor and the Wellington City Council, Havana Bar, Fat Freddy's Drop, Rocket Fuel, The Random Group, Good Fortune Coffee and a number of private donors for their support. Please join them in funding a brighter future for Radio Active!

Please give generously to help reactivate Radio Active.

Radio Active Charitable Trust has donee status so donations are eligible for a tax credit.

About us

The Radio Active Charitable Trust was established to run Radio Active a non profit community radio station in Wellington.

Radio Active has been broadcasting for 40 years and champions emerging New Zealand music artists.

Use of funds

The funds raised will be used to: Enable Radio Active to retain key station staff, hire and train a much needed advertising representative, pay rent and upgrade key studio equipment.

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JP+B on 20 Aug 2017
Coda's a legend.
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Guest Donor on 19 Aug 2017
Rebecca on 19 Aug 2017
Thanks active for being a constant companion for the last two decades! Especially close to my heart is the Bass Frontiers show - thank you!!
Matthias on 17 Aug 2017
Penny on 16 Aug 2017
Love you guys!

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