Audio Curios: The Power of By, For and About

The power of community radio is demonstrated in this excerpt from Arrow FM’s “The Road to Recovery and Freedom” 11 March 2016), in which Mark Davis gives a first-hand account to listeners of dealing with depression while at the same time drawing strength from the act of making radio. Access community radio is anchored in the principal of a community being empowered to make radio about the community, for the community, by the community.


You can hear full episodes of the programme here.


This post is part of the Audio Curios series. Radio Collection Developer Gareth Watkins regularly comes across interesting, unique, and sometimes downright puzzling bits of audio during his accessioning work. He’s going to share some of these audio treasures with you in the Audio Curios series, which will be posted here on the Gauge blog frequently.

Audio from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Radio Collection, all rights reserved. To enquire about re-use of these items please contact

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