Otago Access Radio

Otago Access Radio

Dunedin Dunedin's Community Access radio station

Visit Otago Access Radio Website Email Otago Access Radio OAR FM Dunedin is a vibrant, not-for-profit station, hosting programmes by, for and about our local communities. We broadcast from Dunedin on 105.4FM and 1575AM, and stream live from oar.org.nz Our aim is to provide the diverse range of groups and individuals that make up the fabric of our society with a voice – encouraging participation, information sharing and involvement in community life. This guarantees listeners a fascinating blend of information, opinion and debate, entertaining mix of jazz, soul, blues, reggae and world music that includes the work of many talented New Zealand and local artists. As part of the network of 12 Community Access stations nationwide, we exist to provide you with opportunities to get involved in making, supporting or sponsoring programmes aimed at Dunedin and Otago listeners. OAR FM Dunedin is governed by the Hills Radio Trust.

Otago Access Radio Programmes

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15 Minutes Smarter 15 Minutes Smarter
15 Minutes Smarter - asks the big important questions in materials science – What has materials science ever done for the sport of skateboarding? What makes for a good looking material model? What does being smart mean?
Science and MedicineEnglish
360 Degrees 'Round Wazrock 360 Degrees 'Round Wazrock
Warren Voight charts a musical journey across eras.
AA Live AA Live
Find out how people just like you found sobriety in AA.
Disability and HealthEnglish
Afrocaribbean Show Afrocaribbean Show
Tim presents an hour of African and African-influenced music, from Afro-beat to reggae and spoken-word pieces. An hour of African and African-influenced music
Arasan FM – அரசன் FM Otago Arasan FM – அரசன் FM Otago
Arasan FM brings you news and current events in Dunedin, Otago region and wider New Zealand. This will focus on current affairs, interviews and news for a cohesive and united Tamil communities in the Otago Region.
Languages and CulturesTamil
Arts Hub Arts Hub
The latest in theatre, film, dance, music and the visual arts in Dunedin
Arts and LiteratureEnglish
Artwaves Artwaves
Artsenta supported arts studio present music and updates.
Arts and LiteratureEnglish
Arty Farty Hour Arty Farty Hour
Dunedin artists Ron Esplin and Andy Cook present tips and info for budding artists.
Arts and LiteratureEnglish
Bangers and Trash on Youth Zone Bangers and Trash on Youth Zone
Rosa brings you the best and the worst - filled with interviews, discussion and music for the after school audience
Youth ZoneEnglish
Bennettini Selects Bennettini Selects
Eclectic Sounds from Afar and Underground
Blowing Bubbles Blowing Bubbles
Every weekday the Sustainable Lens team of Samuel Mann, Shane Montague-Gallagher and Mawera Karetai reach out from their bubbles to chat with interesting and positive people around the world. 
Science and MedicineEnglish
Bluesology Bluesology
Come along for the ride as Tony Nielsen celebrates the music of blues legends
Bringing Wellbeing to Life Bringing Wellbeing to Life
Bringing Wellbeing to Life – the show that takes the science of wellbeing off the page and into your life.
Health & WellbeingEnglish
Buddhist Radio in English Buddhist Radio in English
Half an hour of Buddhist teachings in English, brought to you by the Buddhist Youth Association.
Religion and SpiritualityEnglish
CCT Collective - The Hits from the Fitz CCT Collective - The Hits from the Fitz
A revolving cast from the CCT Fitzroy Hub bring you a selection of hits from their personal collections that span their various ages and musical tastes!
Charging Ahead Charging Ahead
EV Mythbusting informational shows and podcasts brought to you by Otago Uni MSciComm Student Sam Hales.
Society and CultureEnglish
Chill-lah with OMSA Chill-lah with OMSA
Members from the Otago Malaysian Students' Association share their lives and experiences of studying in Otago.
Language and CultureEnglish
Classical Hour with Mac Classical Hour with Mac
Mac Gardner has been fond of classical music since early childhood, and he has quite a collection. Every fortnight, he presents an eclectic hour of his favourites, from classical composers of the 17th-19th centuries to the occasional contemporary work.
Community or Chaos Community or Chaos
Marvin Hubbard presents one-on-one interviews about ethics, politics and sustainability.
Connecting Cultures Features Connecting Cultures Features
Featuring interviews with the multicultural people of Dunedin and our amazing Connecting Cultures broadcasters.
Languages and CulturesEnglish
Connections Collection Connections Collection
Clients from Connections Activities Centre play their favourite music.
Connor's Hits Connor's Hits
Join Connor as he plays his favourite tracks from across the decades. Rock, Pop and other great music!
Creatives at Concord School Creatives at Concord School
Dunedin-Based artists Dee and Jemima record the journey of creating two murals at Concord School as part of Creatives in Schools.
Youth ZoneEnglish
Creature Feature Creature Feature
On Creature Feature, we shine a spotlight on one of the Wildlife Hospital, Dunedin's extra special guests.
Science and MedicineEnglish
Dark Dunedin Dark Dunedin
When a young woman’s body is discovered in the Dunedin Town Belt, Louise Hepburn is haunted by both the case and her past.
Arts and LiteratureEnglish