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 [email protected]

Youth Zone’s latest project is the third series of Youth Zone Unplugged – a 10-part series, showcasing original songs from young Dunedin musicians. Click Here to hear episodes from this series

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.

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.

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

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

Funky Monkey Underground – 4pm Tuesday
Half an hour of improv comedy, great music, and discussion. Presented by Quinn, Louis, James, Connor, Silas, Arlo, Jack and Max! – 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

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 and Jared 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

Kool Beanz – 4:30pm Friday
Join Zane, Edd, Leo and Liam for discussion and debate about a new topic each episode. – Fortnightly