The QUILTED BANANAS Radio Programme provides lively coverage of news, politics, activities, interviews and music for queer women & non-binary folk. It focuses on Wellington region activities, but also covers national and international news. As an acronym our name stands for: Queer, Intersectional, Intersex, Lesbian, Takataapui, Trans, Enby, Diverse … Bisexual, Asexual, and Nanas (because a lot of us also identify as nanas). As a metaphor, QUILTED BANANAS is about celebrating all the slippery overlaps these communities can have.
QUILTED BANANAS started life as the Wellington Lesbian Community Radio Programme, airing under that name for more than 35 years until our revamp in 2019. They continue to receive funding from the Armstrong and Arthur Charitable Trust, which generously supports lesbian-interest activities in Wellington.
The programme is run by a collective of presenters and technicians and we always welcome new volunteers.