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What's on Wellington Access Radio this week

Happy New Zealand Music Month! All this month on Community Zone we’ll be talking to local musos and asking them to tell us their top track by a fellow Wellington band or musician. Then at the end of the month listeners can help us select the top tracks to be played on a special, hour long ‘Wellington Mixtape’ programme.

Please keep reading for a brief look at what’s on air this week on your community station, Wellington Access Radio 783am, MON MAY 11-SUN MAY 17

Community Zone Monday (English) : Mon-Thu 5-6pm
Continuing coverage for the NZ International Comedy Festival Jen and Yolanda will be chatting to Sammy J &Heath McIvor from Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams, and Toby Hadoke from Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf. Then Wellington musician Ryan Prebble will be in to talk about his music, his album, his distinctive way of playing the guitar and what it's like being part of Fly My Pretties. We also get Ryan's pick for Wellington Mixtape.

Community Zone Wednesday (English) : Mon-Thu 5-6pm
George and Janice talk to King Homeboy from Olmecha Supreme about his upcoming world record breaking attempt at Beatboxing and Dayle talks to two Commonwealth Writers prize regional winners, Mo Zhi Hong,the regional winner for Best First Book for South East Asia and the Pacific with Year of the Shanghai Shark and Joan Thomas, who won Best First Book for Canada and the Caribbean for Reading by Lightening.

Community Zone Thursday (English) : Mon-Thu 5-6pm
Dave and Crystal have a chat with Andrew Spraggon from Kiwi Dance/Electronica band Sola Rosa.

Sound of Hope (English/Chinese) : Sat 5-6pm
An independent voice reporting on what's really happening in China. Listen to the real story behind the Chinese Communist Party on Sound of Hope’s continuing look at ‘The Nine Commentaries on the Chinese Communist Party.’

Niuean Community Programme (Niuean) : Sat 7-8.30pm
Fostering and promoting aspects of the Niuean culture, language and traditions.
This week’s programme will focus on promoting awareness of illnessess experienced by those in the Niuean community whilst living, working and studying in New Zealand. There will also be discussion relating to questions of renting, tenancy agreement , tennants and landlords' responsibilities, following on from last week’s interview with Mr Mene Setefano, Pacific National Advisor of the Department of Building and Housing.

The Recorded Music Society Radio Programme (English) : Sat 10-10.30am Every 4 Weeks, NEXT SHOW MAY 16
A half hour of fine, classical music. This week’s programme has a French flavour with pieces by Caesar Franck and NZ composer Larry Pruden. Also featured are Claude Debussey’s excellent settings of poems by Paul Verlaine and Pierre Louys. Attendez s'il vous plait!

Like Minds Like Mine (English) : Sat 3-3.30pm, Every 4 Weeks NEXT SHOW MAY 16
Like Minds is a fun, informative show on issues relating to mental health. This week features an interview with Dr Heather Barnett, Senior Researcher at the Mental Health Foundation, who will be talking about upcoming research on families and whanau of people with experience of mental health issues. There’ll also be the latest select tunes from resident muso, Matt Hall.

Music Ad Lib (English) : Sat 4:30-5pm, Every 4 Weeks NEXT SHOW MAY 16
A veritable institution on Wellington Access Radio, Music Ad Lib has been hosted by a rotation of enthusiastic Wellington City Library staff members since 1987. Offering something new and different every week, the hosts are able to chose from the Libraries staggering music collection, which totals almost 30,000 cds. This months programme will be concentrating on pop-punk; Southern Californian punk sounds from the early 80's right through to 2009.

Lesbian Community Radio (English) : Sun 10-11am
On this week’s programme Cathie and Andy are joined by Phil and Barb, who are involved with the exciting, forthcoming lesbian and gay film festival: Outtakes. They will focus on the lesbian oriented films from the programme, and find out about the Lesbian Gala at the end of May which features the film The World Unseen.

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Have a great week!


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