About Us

We’re a tight team of locals, passionate about celebrating locals!
From it’s grassroot beginnings in a nearby garage, Radio Wanaka has kept it’s finger on the pulse to bring you the latest community news, local jobs, event updates, interviews, and quality local content all set amongst great music.

As of February 2022 Radio Wanaka is owned and operated by NZME Ltd, but we’re still the local station you know and love.



Mike Regal


Mike has  40 years working in the radio industry, on-air  and as a Programme Manager. This career has taken him from Radio Otago in the early 80’s, to 91FM Auckland, to running the Radio Hauraki network.  Mike has led the Radio Wanaka team for the past 10 years and now presents Radio Wanaka’ s breakfast show.

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Hannah Twiss


Hannah is well known in Wanaka, having worked in key marketing roles for Infinity, Mitre 10 and MediaWorks. Her diverse qualifications and agency background ensure she can guide you through the ultimate strategy for any objective or budget. If you are looking to promote your business across Radio Wanaka and/or any of our NZME brands then this is your girl.


Ali O’Connor


Ali  O’Connor is Radio Wanaka’s indispensable Office Manager and cake baker extraordinaire. She has just celebrated 14 years with Radio Wanaka and now joins NZME as the Wanaka region’s Media Coordinator. 


John Jones


John Jones is a South Island broadcasting legend. After an illustrious career in Dunedin radio, on both 4ZB and 4XO, you’ll hear Jonesy on-air on Radio Wanaka most weekends.