Dunedin Pride On Air


Dunedin Pride is using radio and podcasts to elevate the voices of people in the local rainbow community.

OAR FM show Pride On Air is co-hosted by the volunteer-run organisation’s chairperson Max Wolfgram and committee member Shayla Kara.

Shayla said the goal was for Dunedin Pride to be more present in the community than it has been in the past.

“We’ve got to cover all the bases. We have posters, we have the website, we have Social Media. Now, we’re on air.”

The programme features profiles of Dunedin Pride committee members, promotes local events and initiatives for the queer community, and reports on Pride-related news.

Next month sees a busy programme of events for Dunedin Pride Month, and a collaboration with Dunedin Fringe Festival. From 12 to 26 March, the Community Gallery at 26 Princes St will transform into the Dunedin Pride X Fringe Hub.

Pride Night events are held on the final Friday of each month and a Dunedin Pride Youth Ball is planned for July. An Open Book Group has recently been formed, and several other new clubs are in their planning stages.

Pride On Air is broadcast every second Thursday at 5pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM. Podcasts are available from oar.org.nz, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.