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Otago Access Radio is a vibrant, not-for-profit station, hosting programmes by, for and about our local communities. We broadcast from Dunedin on 105.4FM and 1575AM, and stream live from our website.

Our aim is to provide the diverse range of groups and individuals that make up the fabric of our society with a voice – encouraging participation, information sharing and involvement in community life. This guarantees our listeners a fascinating blend of information, opinion and debate, along with an ad-free, entertaining mix of jazz, soul, blues, reggae and world music that includes the work of many talented New Zealand and local artists.

As part of the network of 12 Community Access stations nationwide, we exist to provide opportunities to get involved in making, supporting or sponsoring programmes aimed at Dunedin and Otago listeners.

Otago Accesss Radio hosts a wide range of programmes from:

  • Social/public service organisations such as the Dunedin Public Library.
  • Disability and mental health support groups such as CCS, the Tapestry Clubhouse and the Community Care Trust.
  • Health promotion groups such as the Asthma Society and New Zealand College of Midwives.
  • Vocational organisations such as the New Zealand Society of Authors.
  • Spiritual organisations from various Christian denominations, as well as Buddhist and Baha’i practitioners.
  • Ethnic communities who want to broadcast in their own languages and those fostering cultural understanding and goodwill, such as the New Zealand China Friendship Society.
  • Individuals with a passion for a particular cause or issue (or even just a record collection they want to share).
  • Email: community@oar.org.nz
  • Website: http://www.oar.org.nz
  • Phone: (03) 471 6161
  • Fax: (03) 471 6162
  • Physical Address:
    • Dunedin Community House
    • 283 Moray Place
    • Dunedin
  • Postal Address:
    • Dunedin Community House
    • 283 Moray Place
    • Dunedin