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Oscar History

It is one of the longest running school FM radio stations in the UK, it was founded in September 1998. It has broadcast on 87.7 MHz, 87.9 MHz and 96.3 MHz FM. During the term-time for up to 8 weeks a year it broadcasts to Oundle School and the local area. The radio station is run entirely by pupils, all under the age of 18. The name OSCAR was chosen by the first female Head of School, Fleur Swaney, which stands for “Oundle School Community and Action Radio”. OSCAR is now based in Gascoigne building which is shares with the Music Technology department.

Since 1998 OSCAR has been managed by Oundle School pupils as follows: