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The second part of our 20th Birthday broadcast is coming soon - 5th - 18th March 2019. Oscar Radio is the longest running student-run (under 18) radio station- with the supervision of Chris Pettitt, a teacher of music at Oundle School. Oscar radio is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, with its first air date in September 1997. The radio station is established in Oundle School, Northamptonshire, England. It has broadcast on 87.7Mhz, 87.9 MHz and 96.3 MHz FM as well as via the internet during term-time active periods. It makes use of the UK Restricted Service Licence to broadcast to Oundle School and to the surrounding area for up to 8 weeks a year. The current managing directors are Freya Neame and Ian Chung, both in the lower 6th at Oundle.

This broadcast, we are embracing the 21st century as we retire our FM transmitter and broadcast exclusively via the internet stream to our thousands of listeners across the world.

Prior to 2019, OSCAR Radio had 39 short-term FM licences to broadcast (2 every year) and the material broadcast is original with all the shows being generated from within Oundle School and supporters. The transmitter power, and hence the transmission area, was at the maximum allowed by OFCOM for the licence and covers around 30 square miles (78 km2) from the centre. Happy listening!