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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. We receive funding from the Rule Foundation which seeks to advance the health, wellbeing and visibility of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex New Zealanders.​

The programme is run by a collective of presenters and technicians and we always welcome new volunteers – if interested, email us at:

We value respect and we don’t do gender-policing.

QUILTED BANANAS airs 10-11am every Sunday.