Youth Council On Air

Photo: Dedicated to Dunedin: Bram Casey is one of the hosts of Dunedin Youth Council On Air on OAR FM.

Dunedin Youth Council is using its local media platform to share news of the achievements of the city’s younger citizens.

OAR FM programme and podcast Dunedin Youth Council On Air is co-hosted by a team of young councillors, secondary school students elected for a two-year term as representatives for youth in the community.

Dunedin Youth Councillor Bram Casey (15) said the radio show offered the general public insight into what young people were involved with locally.

“Youth council members are able to provide some of that view, but we often call in other young people and interview them about their accomplishments and activities.”

Recent episodes have included features on the Dunedin Youth Writers’ Group, independent record label Strawberry Jam Records, and maintaining wellbeing while studying in times of a pandemic.

Youth council membership for Bram was a deeply personal commitment to his home city.

“I’m in love with every acre of Dunedin,” he said.

“I thought to myself that if I could make a meaningful change or improvement in the city, it would benefit my heart as much as the people I live with, and near.”

Dunedin Youth Council On Air is broadcast on Mondays at 4pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM. Podcasts are available from, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.