A new year brings with it opportunities to change things up a bit. If you have already decided to stretch your mental muscles in 2020 but are waiting for an inspirational idea, how about making your own podcast and programme with your community access station OAR FM Dunedin?
The sky is the limit when it comes to the possibilities for podcast subject matter. Last year, OAR FM hosted new music shows, documentaries, radio dramas, sports segments, cultural and arts programmes, science and sustainability perspectives, and social service messages.
In keeping with our station’s mission to provide multiple platforms for voices that are otherwise underrepresented in the mainstream media, we especially welcome new content made by, for and about Dunedin’s young people, migrant communities and other minority groups.
All OAR FM programmes are broadcast on 105.4FM and 1575AM and streamed from our website. In addition, online audiences for Dunedin-made content are growing exponentially, with more than half-a-million hits on our station’s podcasts last year.
Making a radio programme and podcast provides you with a unique opportunity to learn the skills of production and presentation in a supportive environment that takes into account the needs of first-time broadcasters. Training is personalised and flexible, designed to encourage a style that is natural to each individual.
Whether you’ve been harbouring a desire to bust out your amazing record collection, or have a special interest or skill that you would like to share with the rest of Dunedin, there is plenty of scope for developing your own programme. Podcasts and radio broadcasts are also an especially effective way for clubs and community groups to publicise their activities and promote membership.
OAR FM staff can help you with any questions about joining the more-than 200 locals who have already taken their first steps into broadcasting. You can call the station on 471 6161 during office hours, which are 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAR FM podcasts are available from oar.org.nz, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.