Owen was born just down the road in Balclutha and has worked at various radio stations over the years around the country.
After a four year break, he returned to radio to present the breakfast show on Radio Dunedin.
Owen is no stranger to Dunedin radio, from 1985 to 2001 he worked at Newstalk ZB, In 1996 Owen became an Owner/ Driver for Envirowaste and if you care to get him on the topic, he knows a lot about waste.
Until 2001 Owen hosted on ZB the very popular weekend Scoreboard programme. In 2005 he left Envirowaste to take up his current role and has been with Radio Dunedin ever since.
Weekday mornings 6am-12pm
Whether you're at work, at home or in the car Sonia keeps you company across the day playing great artists you love, from Doris Day to Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys to the Beegees.
Between 12 and 1 each day you can call her up on 477-1305 and pick the music with Lunchtime Requests
Weekday Afternoons 12pm-6pm
Graeme has been with the Otago Radio Association since 2005, and hosts the Saturday morning show on Radio Dunedin.
Graeme also teaches guitar and has been a musician all his life, he has a love of all varieties of music.
When Graeme isn't on the radio, he is a qualified Panel Beater and helps run a busy panel shop in Dunedin. He is also a heavy haulage engineer and enjoys restoring early Locomotives of New Zealand Railways.
Saturday Breakfast 6am-10am
Ian Rodger has lived in Dunedin most of his life.
By 1967/68 music he had developed an obsession, he couldn't wait to get home from school to listen to the radio with Ian Dickson's big beat on 4ZB, Peter Sinclair's top ten on a Thursday evening and Keith Richardson's top twenty on Friday night.
His interest in music has never waned and he has built up a large collection of vinyl records and cd's.
Ian's first go on the radio came about by pure chance when he rang Owen Rooney about a particular song. Owen asked if he was interested in radio and possibly working as a volunteer broadcaster, the rest they say is history.
Ian not only shares the music, but the stories behind the songs. from the NZ charts through the years or songs with a colour in the title.
Saturdays 10am-1pm and Sundays 2pm-6pm
Steve Rowe is a Dunedinite who is passionate about music and radio.
He was born in 1983 with a microphone in his hand and always wanted to be a radio DJ.
In 2006 he joined the Radio Dunedin team and enjoyed being the 'Tuesday night guy' for almost 5 years. In 2011, he moved to a weekend slot and launched The 80's Music Sunday. The 1980's are his favourite era of music, and he truly loves hosting this show.
Lyndsay "Crackly" Rackley has lived and breathed radio from the age of 8.
His involvement with Radio Dunedin spans way back to 1961 and a lot has happened since then.
Lyndsay can be heard on the Sunday Morning Breakfast show, and features the Sunday Story at 8:40
Sunday Breakfast 6am-10am
Brian loves music, maybe thats why he has been on Radio Dunedin for more than 2 decades!
He has been involved with music since the age of 8, singing in choirs, stage musicals, principal parts in light opera and even appearances on television.
Join Brian for a relaxing, romantic end to your day with his show, Love Songs after Dark, Monday and Wednesday nights from 9pm right here on Radio Dunedin.
Monday and Wednesday 9pm-Midnight
Robin Sherratt is fairly fresh off the boat from the UK. Born and bred in Leicestershire, but he lived for a while in the Isle of Skye before ending up here in Dunedin.
Robin is very new to the radio scene but is loving it so far and is putting a unique slant on the Tuesday night slot.
Robyn likes to play up-beat music or music with beautiful lyrics, particularly by female artists.
She also enjoys playing some great music from the late 60's-early 80's and is not afraid to delve into Radio Dunedins extensive CD and vinyl collection to play some forgotten gems.
When not on the air, Robyn also has a passion for Italian greyhounds, of which she has three 'Flash Gordon' 'Batman' and 'Zero'.
Born and bred Dunedin, Geoff has a 40 year association with all the local theatrical organisations, as an actor,
singer, and latterly as a Director.
Agewise, no longer knows everything, but does know that Radio Dunedin is the absolute "tops" in providing an enormous variety of "Good talk Good music" at a solid reliable pace.
Presenting the 6-9 show on Wednesdays, is the realisation of a long held ambition for Geoff.
Glen has been a part of the Radio Dunedin Family for a number of years.
He brings variety to your Thursday night with his unique musical choices.
Bruce Kempton knows country music.
He is absolutely passionate about it, in fact he regularly brings some of New Zealand and Australia's top country artists to venues throughout the South Island.
You can hear a unique selection of country artists on Bruce's Thursday night show from here and abroad.
Andy Cook spends his days in his art shop in Hanover street and has done for the last 2 decades.
He also has a passion for theater, both as an actor and director.
Deirdre Kirkman is our resident Irish Music expert.
Born in Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland. She emigrated to New Zealand 46 years ago.
Coming from a musical family she was delighted when she was approached to assist with the Sunday night Irish program.
25 years later she can still be heard playing the best Irish music to the listeners of Radio Dunedin.
Peter Shone is a young enthusiastic semi-retired 72 year old father of 3 sons and "Pops" to 4 delightful grandchildren.
He was born in Auckland, brought up in Christchurch and has resided in Dunedin for the last 40 years.
Peter has had a multi-faceted working life starting out as a bank teller, then a meteorological observer/assistant forecaster (17 months on Campbell Island and 7 months on Willis Island in the North Coral Sea), social worker, tax man, gardener, part-time bus driver and an announcer on Radio Dunedin.
Peter's interests include choral singing, painting (art), gardening and swimming in summertime.
Originally hailing from Christchurch, Matthew Cassidy has always had the dream to work in radio.
He is a father and a big fan of Johnny Cash and the Highwayman.
In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and any sport New Zealand is competing in.
Brian Lemin is Radio Dunedin's longest serving volunteer!
He has hosted the Saturday night slot from 8pm until midnight for over 50 years.
Peter can be heard regularly singing his way around the corridors of Radio Dunedin!
His interests include travel, music, acting, singing, weightlifting and church. He has lived in Apia, Western Samoa and Trinidad in the West Indies. Peter is a keen member of the Royal Dunedin Male Choir and have been for 15 years and the current holder of a number of titles for weightlifting at Masters level.
Gordon Paine has a unique blend of music.
You can hear him on Radio Dunedin on Saturdays between 2pm and 5pm
Living in Dunedin since the age of 5, Theo has spent the majority of his life in the Deep South.
In recent years, he has spent time studying media and journalism, all with a strong focus on radio
broadcasting. Working at Radio Dunedin allows him to gain real-world work experience and work
alongside some great people.
In his spare time, Theo is an avid sports fan, especially cricket and football. He’s also spent several years
trying to get the hang of playing an instrument, but he’s more than happy to leave that to the
You can catch Theo on the Sunday morning breakfast, 7am to 10am.
Ron the Noo has had a long relationship with Radio.
Originally from Glasgow in Bonny Scotland, he joined Radio 4XO in 1981 as an Advertising Consultant and by 1987 was appointed Sales Manager. From 1992-1994 he managed the Radio Dunedin Sales Team and from 1994 - 1999 was head of the More FM Sales Team.
In 2004 Ron left radio to become the Sales Manager of Go Dunedin websites. Ron presents the Calling All Scots radio show every Sunday night from 8:00-9pm.
He loves playing music from his childhood in Scotland, music that defines his Scottish heritage and he hopes all fans of Scotland enjoy all the great things about his show, the bag pipes, Robbie Burns, Whisky, Haggis and grand singalong Scottish entertainment.
Beth Sizemore has a passion for music and Dunedin
Beth can be heard from time to time, filling in for various announcers.
Barbara started on air at Radio Dunedin in 1996 and enjoyed hosting a 6-9pm evening show before moving on to
weekend breakfast, as well as assisting on the Sunday Request Show semi-regularly.
Barbara now steers the ship on Sunday Nights talking you on a journey down memory lane, with Diedre Kirkman for the Irish Show and Ron Macintosh for "Calling all Scots"
Barbara loves the fantastic range of music Radio Dunedin plays and the live and local contribution to the city, and further afield. Distance is irrelevant over the radio waves!