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 Domi at

Youth Zone Programming on Otago Access Radio is made possible from the generous support from NZ on Air, Otago Community Trust and the Dunedin Central Rotary Club 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.

Youth Zone Projects

Current Youth Zone Shows

Youth Zone Monday – 4pm
The Monday Crew 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 – 4pm Monday
Half an hour of improv comedy, great music, and discussion. Presented by Quinn, Louis, James, Connor, Silas, Arlo, Jack and Max! – Fortnightly

Switch Radio Show – 4:30pm Monday
The Switch Team from IDEA Services Youth Centre present their favourite music, personal stories, and the latest news from Switch – Fortnightly

East West – 4pm Tuesday
James, Birkita and guests present their favourite Hindi, Fijian and World music as well as poetry, reviews and personal stories. – Fortnightly

Choice As – 4:30pm Tuesday
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

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

Global Youth NZ – Wednesdays
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 Tabitha, Phaedra, Jared and Daisy as they bring you the latest in local events, opportunities and interviews with young people from around Dunedin.

Project Rioteer – Friday
Join Ashley and Esther for discussion 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

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

Walker FM – 4:30pm Friday
Join Max Walker as he plays a range of music from the latest DNB music to Pop and Country tracks. He also covers Local News, Sports News and Interviews.