OAR Programmes

Fine Tune
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Alistair Addis for two hours of the best new music that you’ve never heard including world, jazz, electronica and acoustic.

Choice As on Youth Zone
Feb 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Choice As! – Celebrating Local Music.

Join Karl every second Tuesday, as he brings you the latest in local music as well as some kiwi favourites.

Hear from the musicians, discover new music, and celebrate New Zealand’s unique music scene.

Heritage Matters
Feb 20 @ 11:30 pm – Feb 21 @ 12:00 am

On Heritage Matters, members of Southern Heritage Trust take a look at what makes Dunedin the nation’s heritage capital.

Veteran broadcasters Dougal Stevenson and Bill Southworth join Jane Edwards, Ann Barsby, Keith Scott and Ann Barrowclough to explore the wonderful stock of historic buildings, and stories of early European settlement, Maori life in past centuries and tales of gold.

A new episode airs every second Monday at mid-day, with replays on Sundays at 7pm.

Heritage Matters is supported by the Centre for Research on Colonial Culture at the University of Otago.

Email heritagematters@southernheritage.org.nz with comments, questions or story ideas.

Lan Yuan – Dunedin Chinese Scholars Garden Radio Show
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Tune in to hear what’s happening at the Dunedin Chinese Garden and to celebrate the traditions and history behind this elegant and tranquil space.

Every Third Wednesday of the month at 12pm

Sounds Of A Lifetime with Richard Stedman
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Richard Stedman seeks to delight with the unexpected as he traverses the music and the artists of the past 70 years, blending the early with the recent and opening the door to the soundtrack of a lifetime.

This show is proudly supported by Summerset at Bishopscourt

Speak Legal
Feb 22 @ 9:10 am – 9:40 am

Spotlight on legal issues affecting our daily lives, supported by the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago


Linux Voice
Feb 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Linux Voice is a Linux and open source monthly magazine (print and digital) which began publication in the UK in 2014. It is sold on newsstands around the world. Also produced is a fortnightly podcast, which is aired on many radio stations around the world, including OAR.

Peninsula People
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Peninsula People – celebrating 50 years of the Otago Peninsula Trust.

Meet the people and hear the stories behind 50 years of peninsula projects as New Zealand’s first private charitable conservation trust preserves and enhances Otago Peninsula for everyone to enjoy.

Peninsula People, Sunday nights at 7.30 and Fridays at noon on Otago Access Radio.



Safe and Sound
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

From our friends at Free FM in Hamilton

A show about animal welfare and rights, produced by Sandra Kyle who hosts the show, together with regular presenters Lynley Tulloch, Paul Judge and Sarah Oliver.

Using music, news updates, guests, panel debates and discussions, Sandra  plans to cover animal welfare and rights and plant-based diet recipes and other issues related to our use of animals, including the environmental impacts of farming.    Safe & Sound covers such topics as factory farming, dairy farming, animals and the law, duck shooting, using animals in sports and in entertainment such as horse and greyhound racing and rodeos, using animals in experiments, fish farming, chained dogs, puppy mills, breeding animals, using euthanasia as a last resort, keeping birds as pets, how ‘pests’ are dealt with in New Zealand – and much more.

On the show’s name SAFE refers to advocating for animals to keep them free from harm  and also refers to our support of the organisation SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation). SOUND refers to using the airways to discuss animal issues and animal rights, and also to another meaning of the word sound, which is to be true and rigorous.

Jean and Tonic
Feb 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Jean Balchin as she dabbles in a little pop culture criticism, interview some cool and interesting locals, and roll out some old-school rock

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