Waiheke Radio Shifts to The White House
Written by Chris on April 29, 2011
Waiheke Radio has moved. We are now in our new home at The White House at 4 Korora Rd (across the carpark from Whittakers Music Museum). The station was successful in gaining a lease on the council owned Artworks property late last year. Since then volunteers have spent hundreds of hours turning what was a residential property into a radio station. We’ve also taken the opportunity to upgrade the station’s technical operation. The work has been supported by a grant from the previous Waiheke Community Board, donations from local businesses and volunteer labour.
For the past two and half years Waiheke Radio has operated out of a studio in the Artworks courtyard which is now to be demolished to make way for the new library. Although we’re sad to be leaving our original home we’re also excited by the opportunities the new premises offer. The White House is a great space for the station. We have set up bigger and better broadcast and production studios and we have more rooms for training and meeting with our volunteers. And the new station premises will also be more comfortable and welcoming for guests.
An official opening of the new station will be held at Queen’s Birthday weekend but in the meantime people are welcome to pop in and visit the station.
Photo: Matthew Tetley-Jones & Shawn Conner present the 1st show from The White House (Thoma Layzell)