The WWEA provides a progressive view on world affairs to radio listeners in Wellington through its weekly community radio programme.
The show, entitled Educating for Social Change, is aired on Wellington Access Radio 783AM every Sunday at 4pm. Produced by Alan Windsor, Sue Windsor, Pat Bolster, and Victoria Quade the programme provides a working-class view of current events, while simultaneously training working people in radio production.
Announcer Russell Pierce said working on the programme has allowed him to develop many new technical skills, “I deal with the issues that confront workers from day-to-day, nationally and internationally” said Russell. The aim of the show is to encourage education and social change amongst the workers of New Zealand. “I see our show as a small beacon of resistance to the informational lobotomy being carried out on workers every moment of every day. If our programme goes a little way to shedding some light that would not otherwise be there, then I’m satisfied I have had a small part to play in the emancipation of workers.”
Alan Windsor said he is proud to work as an announcer on the programme, “The radio show content is made from the stories and issues Kiwis face every day. The show provides in-depth analysis of financial, political and social issues. This well-tuned show is at the cutting edge of social reporting.”
Educating for a Social Change is a community radio programme produced by the Wellington Workers’ Education Association. Join members of Wellington’s WEA as they bring you social comment, community and union news, and look at what people are doing to support a more just and equitable society, every Sunday at 4pm on Wellington Access Radio.