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Oamaru Heritage Radio Trust

Oamaru Heritage Radio Trust was set up by a group of enthusiasts back in 1998 after they were given an old broadcasting panel by Mr Lynch Bloss via the North Otago Electrical Heritage Trust.

With help from Work and Income New Zealand, the Oamaru DX League and people from North Otago community with grants, donations, recordings and other material, the first official broadcast was on the 20th April 2001, from a premises on Harbour street.
the transmitter was small in those days, and could only cover a few blocks around Harbour street.

After a couple of moves and transmitter upgrades, Oamaru Heritage Radio now transmits on two frequencies 88.3FM and 107FM and with an antenna on top of South Hill and out North End the station now covers all of Oamaru and some of the surrounding areas.

The main broadcasting studio was located at 6 Itchen Street, Oamaru, from 2006 until February 2021 when due to raising costs and Covid, we have had to move to remote Studio's, with everyone remaining broadcasting from home. These currently range from Christchurch to Invercargill.

Oamaru HabourCourtesy of Oamaru Museum

Broadcasting Standards Authority of NZ

Oamaru Heritage Radio is a responsible broadcaster and complies with the Broadcasting Standards.
Should you consider that a standard has been breached  a complaint may be made in writing to our office at 6 Itchen Street Oamaru within 20 days of the program being broadcast.
Stating the Date and time of broadcast including the standard breached, and also containing the name and address of the complainant.


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