Radio Southland thanks the support of our major sponsors.
New Zealand on Air is our major funding partner. They support 12 Access Radio stations across the country with the aim of ensuring all parts of our communities have a voice and the opportunity to share their aims, objectives and activities with the wider community. NZ on Air is also the major funder of the Access Internet Radio (AIR) Project which allows Radio Southland and the other participating stations to provide live streams and podcasts of our programmes on the internet.
The Community Trust of Southland (CToS) provides an annual operational grant to Radio Southland which we use to support some shows that meet some of our community requirements (under section 36c of the Broadcasting Act) that struggle to get sponsorship. CToS is supporting diversity in our programming – from Peter Richardson’s “Sounds Easy” on Saturday mornings to Jay Sellwood’s “Invers0riginals” on Thursday night and the popular “Art is our Perception” on Wednesdays.
Vodafone (NZ) have entered into a two-year partnership to provide Radio Southland with the opportunity to go mobile for broadcasts. Technology now enables our station to broadcast from community events around Southland using technology loaded onto a laptop, and Vodafone are providing mobile broadband services to help facilitate this. Vodafone works with many organisations that promote community and connectivity – and provides a range of mobile, landline and broadband solutions for businesses and individuals. Radio Southland is the first Community Access Radio Station to enter into such a partnership with Vodafone in New Zealand.