|FM Community Radio 90.4
Community radio is a broadcasting platform established to provide communication support for the social, economic and cultural development of community within geographical location and owned and operated by the community on a non-profit basis. Krishi vahani named “Vasundhara vahani 90.4 MHz”, a community radio service catering exclusively to farmers within a 30-km radius of the tehsil Baramati of Pune district. This is state-of-the art radio station, which will have standard recording, editing and transmission facility. Their focus is farmer and student community. The service , which is run and managed by the local people addressing issues relating to the community in the local language marathi, was introduced by VPIIT, Baramati (Maharashtra). It is technically a Campus Community FM Radio, stationed in the campus of VIIT.
CONTACTDr Amol C. Goje 02112-239555
|Havel Vani Samudayik Radio Initiative
The Havel Vaani Samudayik Radio Initiative has been ongoing in Chamba district of Uttaranchal for the past 4 years. The community members have a rudimentary community media centre with one computer and a couple of mini disc recorders. They regularly produce programmes on local issues like health, dowry, female infanticide, caste practices and improving agricultural practices. The achievement of the team is commendable given that a few months back none of them had touched a computer let alone work on complicated audio editing software and now all team members are fluently working on the computer and producing content that is derived locally, is locally refrenced and locally relevant.
CONTACTVenu Arora 0129-55101
LANGUAGE Hindi and Garhwali
|Namma Dhwani in the Classroom
Namma Dhwani’s school audio program uses both conventional media-audio and new media including internet and multimedia to provide comprehensive education for the school children of Budikote village in Karnataka, near Bangalore. Namma Dhwani has a digital audio production centre which uses mixed media to disseminate local information. In this model, the audio production centre acts as a hub with other reception points becoming the spokes.
Audio video cable, cable/TV/Audio
|Raghav FM Mansoorpur
Rural and discreet Raghav Mahto started the community FM radio using a fifty rupee technology device that served the entire Mansoorpur village in his Vaishali District of Bihar as well as adjoining villages. He and his RJ (Radio Jockey) friend Sambhu started an innovative Rural FM service which enabled villagers and the local community to benefit from various services it offered. People at large benefited from announcements, messages, entertainments that touched their health, educational, trade, commerce, entertainment needs on day-to-day basis. Using an innovative knowledge enhancement & awareness driven simple technological platform, Raghav and his community FM served community needs and services in every possible way. The community FM was for the community and by the community, driven by community needs and demands. What was more unique was the manner in which the community embraced Raghav FM and become emotionally well attached to it. This was vividly revealed by the community members in sorrow and anger when Raghav FM was shut down in March 2006 after it served its listeners with grace and humility for more than 4 years, albeit unofficially.
ORGANISATIONRaghav FM Mansoorpur