Category: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, Winner 2011
PUDUVAI VAANI – COMMUNITY RADIO STATION
Media Format : FM Radio based
Website : http://www.pondiuni.edu.in
Producer : Pondicherry University – Puduvai Vaani Community Radio Station
Language : Tamil, English, Hindi & French
Location : Pondicherry, INDIA
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Community FM Puduvai Vaani 107.8MHz has been launched by Pondicherry University. It started with an aim to make awareness among the people to improve their nature of lifestyle. Puduvai Vaani is the public broadcaster to awaken, inform, enlighten educate and entertain all sections of people including the programme on women empowerment, communal harmony, health and education. It also brings out the hidden talents of the students in and around University campus. CRS also includes its service on the practical session for the students of School of Media and Communication.The FM reaches a distance of about 12 kilometres radius. Regular transmission is going on air from Jan 1, 2009. Besides the faculty and students of the University, programmes are also presented by the local community people. The language of broadcasting primarily includes Tamil and English.
Media Format : Radio based
Website : http://www.radionamaskar.org
Producer : Young India
Language : Odia
Location : Orissa, INDIA
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Radio Namaskar, the Community Radio of Orissa (India) is established at Konark by Young India, a civil society organisation formed by some National Youth Awardees, Indira Gandhi NSS Awardees & Ex- NSS volunteers those who are committed to the cause of social transformation and development, to make the common people informative and active participant of the community development process. The objective of this Community Radio is to ensure overcoming social problems through a community owned process and through deployment of oriented personnel and sensitizing the beneficiary mass. It is also felt that the Radio would enable the general public to have access to each other’s views and ideas directly through a network of communication and can be able to have direct and immediate access to ensure redressing of grievance as well as finalization of local based issues of state and national importance. This would be possible in coordination with mass media of the state and even in coordination with the elite of the State that includes people from different streams of society who do have command and interest in different matters of common interest. It is expected that this would ultimately augment the communication and knowledge transformation process in a well regulated but well related manner. Radio Namaskar has a total coverage in Gop, Nimapara, Astarang and Kakatpur Blocks of Puri district and also reaches in other surrounding locations.