Finding out what’s on in Dunedin and publicising community events just became a whole lot simpler with the launch of an online and on-air tool.
OAR FM’s Dunedin Community Noticeboard is a free service, providing community organisations, schools and not-for-profits with three effective ways to reach the eyes and ears of Dunedin people.
Notices can be listed on the station’s online noticeboard, broadcast three-times daily on 105.4FM and 1575AM, and podcast via the Dunedin Community Noticeboard webpage.
OAR FM Dunedin Community Liaison Jeff Harford said a lot of work had gone into making the service easy to use.
“From one link on OAR FM’s homepage people can explore listings of Dunedin events and notices, and list their own items. There’s even a way to attach posters and other images that will make a listing more interesting and colourful.
“A few clicks and it’s done. From there, we compile the notices for the online noticeboard and record items for broadcast and podcast to our Dunedin listeners.”
While it was expected that the majority of notices would be listed via the online service, OAR FM Dunedin was happy to take written notices and posters from those who were unable to access Internet services.
“We’re proud to provide Dunedin groups and individuals with a voice in the media, and that means being as flexible and comprehensive as we can be with our services.
“By making Dunedin Community Noticeboard listings free of charge, we’re ensuring that the many local groups and agencies that sometimes struggle for publicity for their fundraisers and events get the widest possible exposure.”
The Dunedin Community Noticeboard is optimised for easy use on all computers, smartphones and mobile devices.
Listings and podcasts can be found and submitted from www.oar.org.nz, and notices go to air daily at 9.56am, 12.56pm and 6.56pm.