Youth Zone Programming
on OAR FM Dunedin

Youth Zone programming on OAR FM Dunedin provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young broadcasters to learn new skills and have fun while organising and creating their own radio shows for free.

There are lots of opportunities for new people to get involved, from being a guest on one of our Youth Zone shows, to presenting your own live radio segments.

If you want to get involved with the Youth Zone Programming, you can send an email to Youth Coordinator Arina at or

Youth Zone Programming on Otago Access Radio is made possible from the generous support from NZ on Air, Otago Community Trust and the Otago Community Broadcasters’ Society.

You can download the Youth Zone App for Android from – Download and listen to podcasts, watch video created by our Youth Zone broadcasters, and find out what is happening in Dunedin in the Youth Zone Gig Guide.

Current Youth Zone Shows

Radioactive – 4:30pm Monday
Join Rupert and Esme as they explore their favourite aspects of science. – Fortnightly

IDK – 4pm Monday
Sam and Jacob bring you the latest music, news, stories and a new random theme each episode. – Fortnightly

Dunedin Youth Council On Air – 4.30pm Monday
News, Updates and Interviews from the current members of the Dunedin Youth Council – Fortnightly

Dear Younger Me – 4pm Tuesday
On Dear Younger Me we will be having conversations with people from an array of communities and contexts about what they with they could say to their younger self. – Fortnightly

Operation: Rakatahi – 4pm Tuesday
Join Leo and special guest hosts as they tackle a new topic each episode – covering a wide range of topics and issues that young people face every day. – Fortnightly

Global Youth NZ – 4pm Thursday 
A show for young people, by young people. Jayden, Jaiyushka and Lily bring you an hour of multicultural info, music, news and special guests. – Weekly

Things I Fished Out of a Creek – 4pm Friday
Opening with things you can find in creeks, before delving into all sorts of creative endeavours. This show features interviews and discussion about all things fun or great! – Fortnightly

Choice As – 4:30pm Friday
Join Karl as he brings you the latest in local music as well as some kiwi favourites. Hear from the musicians, discover new music, and celebrate New Zealand’s unique music scene. – Fortnightly

Bangers and Trash – 4pm Friday
Rosa brings you the Best and the Worst – filled with interviews and music for the after school audience – Fortnightly

Youth Zone Projects