What is Community Radio

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An FM Radio Station managed and run by an isolated and/or rural community with daily programming in their local language, producing creative, informative, entertaining, engaging, interactive and relevant content, for and with that community, is called Community Radio.

Community Radio focuses on Community Issues like Women's Empowerment, Community Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Management, Education & Arts and Culture Preservation.

A two way medium that delivers content with its unique personal touch, encouraging listeners to participate through story telling, folk music, poetry and reporting for radio via their basic mobile phones too. Community Radio breaks the barriers of literacy, gender, caste, economy

An FM Radio Station managed and run by an isolated and/or rural community with daily programming in their local language, producing creative, informative, entertaining, engaging, interactive and relevant content, for and with that community, is called Community Radio.

Community Radio focuses on Community Issues like Women's Empowerment, Community Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Management, Education & Arts and Culture Preservation.

A two way medium that delivers content with its unique personal touch, encouraging listeners to participate through story telling, folk music, poetry and reporting for radio via their basic mobile phones too. Community Radio breaks the barriers of literacy, gender, caste, economy and religion and enables everyone to participate. change.

With almost 90% of India still living in media dark/internet dark areas of the country, Community Radio is the Social Network of the village, speaking the language of the community, through simple & accessible technology; while generating powerful ideas & facilitating meaningful conversations for community driven & bottom up change.

The focus of People's Power Collective currently remains - the the North Indian State of Uttarakhand. 93% of this region is mountainous, 64% is covered by forest land and over 70% of the population live in rural and isolated regions. The lack of timely and reliable information and opportunity, poor connectivity, severe weather conditions and vulnerability to disasters, is the norm in these parts.

PPC firmly believes that Community Radio can play a critical role in building resilience, democracy and connectivity in the region.

  • We are People’s P.ow.e.r [Participatory OWnership Empowerment Radio] Collective

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    by prabhath, 01 April, 2017
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    “Radio could be the most wonderful public communication tool imaginable…if it were capable of not only transmitting but of receiving, of making the listener not only hear but also speak”

    Bertolt Brecht, 1932

    Radio is an age-old tool of communication. It is the most widespread medium in many countries across the world, as it is in India. Easily accessible and cheap, it’s the simplest of mediums, where language, literacy, economic/social status, gender or even one’s appearance presents no barrier at all. This non-complicated, interactive and friendly nature of radio makes it a desirable choice of medium, especially among the less privileged, and therefore a fitting tool to affect bottom up, positive social change.

    Community Radio (CR) is just this – radio by the people, for the people, dealing with the issues and concerns of the people. Here, the radio is used to address problems and find solutions from within, while at the same time, building awareness and creating a greater responsibility towards the community and the world around. Essentially, CR helps in broadening people’s horizons, so they too, can not only dream of a better tomorrow but also make it happen themselves.

    Peoples Power Collective promotes community radio as a social and cultural unifier, an instrument for self-development, empowerment and positive social change; a tool for the revitalization of isolated and/or economically disadvantaged communities in India. We focus on the needs and requirements of the communities and through awareness building activities, training and capacity building and overall support, we’ll help communities design, develop and run effective and sustainable community radio stations. Our aim is to be made redundant (sooner rather than later), leaving the community to successfully take this, their very own media landscape into the future and making it work for themselves.

    Innovation, cooperation and open participation is what we stand for because we are People’s P.ow.e.r [Participatory Ownership Empowerment Radio] Collective.