Studio Phone +64 4 801 9089
Studio Email    This email is for communicating with DJ’s and requests.

Director Ross Steele
Station Manager Jen Kyle
Music Submissions
Advertising  Rachel Kibblewhite
Show Producer / Programme Director
Harri Robinson
Info Tasha Tziakis
Breakfast Breakfast Producer: Aimee Somerville

Breakfast Host: Maggie Tweedie

Caffeine & Aspirin

Phone (Office)
+64 4 801 9899
Location Level 1,
NEC House, 4o Taranaki Street, Wellington,6011
Postal PO Box 11-971
New Zealand

About Us

Radio Active FM limited is wholly owned by The Radio Active Charitable Trust.

The Trustees are:

Ross Steele
Andy Mitchell
John  Pilley
Brigid Connor
Andrew Tobin
Yadana Saw
Ben Howe

We regularly receive feedback from people tuning in from every corner of the globe. Everybody from Wellington expats to musicians and producers that have experienced our good vibes during their travels!

We’ve got you covered!

With a highly talented pool of over 100 volunteer DJs/Announcers, some of whom have been with the station for over fifteen years, is renowned for the wide variety of interesting music that it plays.

The specialist shows throughout the week cater for a truly eclectic range of sub-genres. From African Samba to Swedish Metal – our specialist DJs know their stuff, and cover all bases.

Did you know? began life as the student radio station for Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) in 1977, broadcasting on the AM frequency.

Here’s a few more facts about this cult station:

  • In 1981 ‘Radio Active’ became the first radio station in New Zealand to commence broadcast on the newly available FM frequency.
  • In 1989 VUWSA decided that Radio Active could not make any more losses, and sold the station to Radio Active Ltd, in the hope that the station could become financially viable.
  • In 1997 Radio Active was one of the first radio stations in the world to commence online broadcasting, and we were possibly the first to have a stream available 24/7.

Broadcasting Standards Complaints

Formal complaints must be in writing (post or email ) and need to be lodged with the broadcaster within 20 working days of the broadcast.

You need to provide the following details about the programme:

  • the date of the broadcast
  • the time of the broadcast
  • the title of the programme

You also need to explain which broadcasting standards you think have been breached, and why.
For an overview of the standards:
Go to Codes and Standards

For help with choosing the right standard, including some examples:
Go to Choosing a Standard



PO Box 11971, Manners Mall, Wellington