With the sudden disconnection the Covid-19 level 4 lockdown created for our hapori, we saw an opportunity to create a platform that would help bring people together through music and connection.
The initial online station was set up in a local garage.
As we moved into less restrictive levels of the pandemic, the station moved into NBP’s building at 105 Brighton Mall. and acquired an fm band width, arial and receiver.
Funding from the COVID-19 Community Awareness and Preparedness Grant Fund made this next step possible.
At the moment the with support from the Lottery COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Fund the new station is under development. We are setting up the studio, our website is being built, and we are also building a great volunteer base of people who are interested in getting a more long term sustainable initiative going.
Our focus is to promote local musicians, business and community groups and to keep these entities communicating within our hapori through radio.
We are actively seeking out representation on the station from various cross sections of the hapori going forwards to create a true reflection of our diverse coastal area.
'Seaside Sounds' will be a fantastic way to help remove isolation barriers and promote a feeling of connection and well-being within our hapori.
New Brighton Project see this initiative as a perfect fit for our organisation.
It aligns with our purpose and vision of:
"Creating Community Together".