OAR FM is passionate about people of all backgrounds to be heard and connected. We provide a unique opportunity for Dunedin-based ethnic groups and individuals to share their language, music and culture with Dunedin listeners by making their own radio shows and podcasts.
Listeners can tune in on 105.4FM and 1575AM. All of the Connecting Cultures programmes are also available online, as a live stream, and podcast from oar.org.nz, accessmedia.nz, and also your favourite podcast platforms!
This means Dunedin broadcasters can also connect with communities in New Zealand, and with friends, family and other listeners around the world!
Get in touch with Arina, the Station’s Community Connector at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Join the station’s Community Connector Arina Aizal every Friday noon for the new Connecting Cultures Features live show! Featuring interviews with the multicultural people of Dunedin and our amazing Connecting Cultures broadcasters. Hear songs from all kinds of languages, news and updates from the multi ethnic community.
Connecting Cultures Shows
The Loud Silence (English/Te Reo Māori)
This show is a safe space that touches on deeper human connections, guided by Māoritanga. Stories, inspiration, empowerment, environment topics and knowledge that will help uplift and encourage a more positive outlook on our lives and future.
The Lave Mai Show (Tongan/English)
A platform that brings together Tongan students and other youth, to discuss and express their thoughts on issues they face, that may not be appropriate to discuss in their cultural settings.
Headscarves and Good Yarns
Headscarves and Good Yarns is all about celebrating the differences we have in our community. Even though we all look, think and speak differently to each other we all call Aotearoa our home so tune in and find hear the stories of many different kiwis.
Promoting women’s empowerment and family violence intervention, prevention and awareness. Join the team as they explore Shakti’s support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origin.
Namasthe Telugu (Telugu)
Telugu is one of the sweetest languages spoken in the southern part of India – known as the Italian of the East due to its melodic nature. Listen to Telugu songs that are rich in music and meaning, and hear more about this beautiful place, on Namasthe Telugu with Sasi Bhushan.
Being Women (English/Hindi)
A native Hindi speaker as well as fluent in English, Iram explores fashion, food, motherhood, work and Hindi music with her studio guests, sharing conversation and culture with our community.
Chill-lah with OMSA (English/Malay)
The Otago Malaysian Students’ Association take you through a journey about the diverse culture, music, language, traditions, lifestyle and of course, the delicious food we have in Malaysia!
Vanakkam Tamizha (Tamil)
Dunedin Tamil Society celebrates the richness of Tamil language and culture, uniting Tamil communities in Dunedin and Otago with Lux, Rajesh, Mahalir Mattum (Ladies) and Illaignar Kural (Youth)
Noqu Viti lailai e Ōtepoti (Fijian)
What matters to us Fijian? Culture, religion, politics, study, immigration, language. This show is a platform where we talked and discuss about all these different issues that matter to us.
For information about making your own radio show/podcast,
contact: Lesley Paris OAR FM Manager email@example.com Ph 471 6161