In our Spring editon . . . New Faces and New Shows on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin
Meet Shannon Colbert, OAR FM Dunedin’s new Schools Liaison. Shannon brings a wealth of skills and experience to an exciting project that will see her fostering opportunities for school groups to discover the joy of radio and podcasts with OAR FM. A trained teacher, former Fortune Theatre educator and current tutor for Interact’s after-school drama classes, Shannon believes there is “incredible scope” to broaden the station’s relationships with schools.
Shannon joins OAR FM in a fixed-term role that will complement the work being done by Youth Coordinator Domi Angelo-Laloli. You can contact Shannon at
Every 4th Wednesday on the OARsome Morning Show, we hear from the people behind Otago Museum's 150th Anniversary exhibition 'est.1868'. Podcasts HERE.
The Dunedin-Edinburgh Sister City Society explores connections between Dunedin, Edinburgh and Scotland, ahead of St Andrews Day. Podcasts HERE.
The team from Lupe Fa'alele a Samoa i Otago Inc. Society share Samoan culture, language and music, thanks to support from Va'a o Tautai. Podcasts HERE.
The 'very mature' and diverse Rainbow Community share their lives, ideas and experiences of ageing in conversations with Malcolm Angus. Podcasts HERE.
Explore music from around the world through history, from 2250 BC to the present, in this amazing 4-weekly show. Share this one with music buffs. Podcasts HERE.
Click the links below to listen to OAR FM's most popular recent podcast episodes:
JAZZ CAFE: British Traditional Jazz (19 July)
PASSIONATE VIETNAM: Being Vegetarian (8 Aug)
BLUESOLOGY: Buddy Guy (28 July)
OARSOME MORNING SHOW: Amanda Millar -                                   Celia Lashley doco 'Celia' (21 Aug)
AA LIVE: The First Meeting (17 July)
Check out PODCASTS of recent one-off shows below (click the title to listen):
A live radio drama produced by Suitcase Theatre.
Jo Bond reflects on the state of public broadcasting in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Visiting French exchange students host an hour of music and culture.
Be the best problem-solver you can be through Nemonik Thinking.
Dr Auke Schade explains how pshycology could support climatology.
From Norway to New Zealand
OAR FM intern Sofie Hagland Borseth has been busy working on two very different projects. Sofie, who hails from Haugesund on the southwest coast of Norway, has created the short series FAR NORTH, comparing and contrasting Norwegian and New Zealand culture, and sharing music from some of her favourite Norwegian artists.
Coming soon will be a series on contemporary women's experience of the media, focusing initially on the coverage of women's sports in New Zealand.
CLICK HERE for a full schedule of OAR FM programmes

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