Youth Zone programming on Otago Access Radio provides the unique opportunity for aspiring young broadcasters to learn new skills and have fun while organising and creating their own radio shows.

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 Domi at

Youth Zone's current project is the Profile of 20 Young Poets, made in collaboration with the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature and the Dunedin Public Libraries. Click here to hear episodes from this series.

Youth Zone Programming on Otago Access Radio is made possible from the generous support from the Otago Community Broadcasters Society, The Dunedin City Council Creative Communities Scheme and Dunedin Central Rotary.

Youth Zone Projects

Youth Zone Shows
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Youth Zone Mondays

Rosa, Sam, Ada, Sabrina and Finn bring you music, interviews and news of upcoming events and opportunities for the after-school audience. Along with guest hosts and special features.

Funky Monkey Underground

Half an hour of improv comedy, great music, and discussion. Presented by Quinn, Louis, James, Connor, Silas, Arlo, Jack and Max! - Fortnightly from 4pm Tuesday

Choice As! – Celebrating Local Music.

Join Karl every second Tuesday, 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 from 4:30pm

Switch Radio Show

The Switch Team from IDEA Services Youth Centre present their favourite music, personal stories, and the latest news from Switch - Fortnightly from 4pm Tuesday

East West

James, Birkita and guests present their favourite Hindi, Fijian and World music as well as poetry, reviews and personal stories. - Fortnightly from 4:30pm Tuesday

Global Youth NZ

A show for young people, by young people. Jayden, Daniel and Serenity bring you an hour of multicultural info, music, news and special guests.

Youth Zone Thursdays

Join Rose, Tabitha, Daisy, Louis and Phaedra as they bring you the latest in local events, opportunities and interviews with young people from around Dunedin.

Youth Zone Fridays

Jodie, Caitlin, Courtney and Larissa bring you the latest in local events, music and interviews (with special guests). - Fortnightly

Project Rioteer

Join Ashley from 'Ashley & the Riot' for talk and information about how you can make a difference in your community. Hear from local community groups, guest speakers, and students, as they talk about the topics that matter to young people in Dunedin. - Fortnightly