OAR FM Dunedin – The Voice of Your Community

OAR FM is your station – Dunedin people making programmes by, for and about the people of Dunedin and Otago. You can listen live, catch up on podcasts, tell us about community events or find out about making your own radio show.

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New Programmes on OAR FM Dunedin

NZ Young Writers Festival Events
Burns Fellowship 60th Anniversary Events
150 Years of Eclectic Collecting
Lupe Fetala'i
Far North
Town Belt Kaitiaki Podcast
Threat of Zero Carbon
Outrageous Aging

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Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Access Internet Radio app, available from Google Play and the App Store. You can have OAR FM Dunedin and our sister stations around Aotearoa New Zealand with you wherever you go, on your phone and other devices, with podcasts and live streaming of primo local content at your fingertips. Thanks NZ On Air for supporting new ways to have our communities’ voices heard. Download today! ...
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OAR FM Dunedin intern Sofie Hagland Borseth is doing her bit to bridge the 17,500km gap between New Zealand and Norway. The University of Otago student of Communication Studies is working two half-days a week at the community access station for one semester, as part of a Humanities division internship that provides opportunities to make connections with employers and gain valuable workplace experience. Sofie, who hails from Haugesund on the southwest coast of Norway, is developing two short series for broadcast and podcast, the first of which will compare aspects of Norwegian and New Zealand culture. “People have a lot ...
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A new radio show and podcast aimed at fostering interest in Samoan language and culture has joined OAR FM Dunedin’s Friday evening schedule. Lupe Fetala’i is backed by the recently established incorporated society Lupe Faalele a Samoa Otago. Society director John Eteuati said the purpose of the group, which included Samoan academics and administrators as well as representatives from various community agencies, was to “act as the hands and feet of the wider Samoan community”. “We felt there was a need to better publicise events of interest to our Samoan community, and to promote the services that support our families.” ...
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Two Dunedin members of Alcoholics Anonymous are sharing their perspectives of recovery from alcoholism through OAR FM Dunedin show AA Live. The local radio programme airs on a Tuesday evening, alternating on OAR FM on a fortnightly basis with Christchurch-based show Alcoholics Anonymous Radio from Plains FM. “The radio show is an open meeting,” said Martin, who remains otherwise anonymous, in keeping with AA’s focus on placing principles before personalities. “As an individual member of Alcoholics Anonymous I have one primary purpose and that is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. So I see it as an extension of our ...
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The voice of South Asian women should be stronger in contemporary discussions of feminism, says a local broadcaster. Swaroopa Unni hosts fortnightly programme HerStory on OAR FM Dunedin. The show features profiles of Indian and South Asian women who have made a contribution to the women’s movement. “The feminist discourse is mostly from the Western perspective,” said Ms Unni. “The voices of women from South Asia have to come forward. We’re always on the fringes and we need more visibility.” HerStory was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of “everyday women, artists, performers, and women from mythology or legend”. “It could be my ...
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