Arrow FM manager Michael Wilson with some of the art for the silent auction. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER

Hayley Gastmeier

Arrow FM is looking to spread its airwaves further afield and hopes its latest quiz night will help make this happen.

A silent art auction and live entertainment will add to the night, kicking off at 6.30pm on October 24 at the Masterton Club.

The quizmaster will be Coggie, also known as Chris Cogdale, who will be challenging quiz-goers on their knowledge.

Live entertainment will be provided by Wairarapa musicians Stefan Brown and Stephan Schulz, as well as by blossoming singer and songwriter, Meg Hunter, 14, from Carterton.

The silent auction will include artworks from Rebekah Farr, Ian Chapman and other renowned local artists.

Arrow FM manager Michael Wilson said the purpose of the night was to raise funds to strengthen the station and increase its offering.

“The fundraising is not tagged for any specific thing but we’re trying to offer our services to a greater range of community groups and we would like to make it down to South Wairarapa more often so people can record shows without having to travel up to Masterton.

“That’s going to cost us a bit so if we can raise some money through this event then that will bring us closer to our goal.”

Arrow FM gives a voice to more than 30 community and minority groups in Wairarapa, Wilson said.

“What we care about are the minority and special interest groups in the region who without us would not have a chance to get their cultures reflected in the mainstream media.

“Because we don’t tell people what to say and what to do, it gives them an enormous amount of freedom and they do all their own tech engineering which can be hilarious at times.”

Wilson said any event hosted by the radio station would not be complete without a quirky surprise or two.

“Without skiting, we know how to put on a good event and we’re always likely to pull out something weird on the night.”

He is encouraging businesses and groups of friends to get a quiz team together, come up with a name and register.

But get in quick because tables will fill up fast.

For a table of four-to-six “quizzlings” it is $90.

To register call Arrow FM on (06) 378 0255 or email quiver@arrowfm.co.nz.

Bids on artworks can be made ahead of the silent auction by contacting the station.

The works will be displayed at the station, on the Arrow FM Facebook page, and at the venue (The Masterton Club) on the night.

Arrow FM is Wairarapa’s only Community Access Media Station.