Radio Frequency: 90.4
Community Served: Assames, Bodo Karbi, Bengali etc
Geography Served: Housefed, Ganeshguri, Beltola, Hatigaon, Lokhora etc
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Telephone: 03612235971, 03612235971
Primary contact: Ankuran Dutta
Jnan Taranga, Guwahati, Assam
The Community Radio Service of the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, christened as 'Jnan Taranga' has been rendering regular broadcasting service since 20th November, 2010.This University took the first initiative to launch the first community radio station on 28th January 2009 at 90.4 MHz with an experimental broadcasting from Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati.The importance of radio as a broadcasting medium has remained undiminished and shall remain so in the foreseeable future. The university therefore, perceives this as a tool to serve the community. Unlike an average conventional university Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University wishes to be involved in the process of development of a society.
More than half of the programmes broadcast by this community radio are based on community issues. Educational programmes too cater to the educational needs of a community. Water tight compartmentalization of the educational and community based programmes is not possible. So, the programmes by the Jnan Taranga is a mixture of both educational and community based issues interspersed with tasteful entertainment programmes.Community development programmes are based on the issues like health and hygiene women empowerment, rights of the children, environment, bio diversity, career counseling, sports, legal issues governance, youth programmes, agriculture and allied subjects, entrepreneurship, live presentation by the communities, live issues, TB features etc. Community based programmes constitute over 60% of the total broadcast of this radio station.
Present broadcasting hour of the radio has been extended to 20 hours. It is aimed to extend to 24 hours of regular broadcast. Given the dedication and the spirit of the people behind the running of this community radio programmes, reaching this goal is only a matter of time. It is our ardent wish to make 'Jnan Taranga' a hugely popular community radio service that will stand out among all CRS of the country.
(Assam Administrative Staff College) Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University