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Radio Benziger

District: Kollam, Kerala

Community Radio Benziger is managed by an advisory board which has a representative character. It's spectrum of ownership is wide enough to include all community members which makes it truly a peoples' radio. Radio Benziger spontaneously and gradually evolved into a radio of the unemployed women, students and casual labourer who found an easy access to this medium and is a much needed forum to break their silence and make their voice heard in public...

Media: Radio

Radio Frequency: 107.8

Community Served:

Geography Served:

Languages: Malayalam

Website: Click Here

Email: radiobenziger@gmail.com

Telephone: 0474-2765582

Primary contact: Fr. Ferdinand Peter

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Radio Benziger, Kollam, Kerala

About Radio Benziger

Community Radio Benziger is managed by an advisory board which has a representative character. It's spectrum of ownership is wide enough to include all community members which makes it truly a peoples' radio. Radio Benziger spontaneously and gradually evolved into a radio of the unemployed women, students and casual labourer who found an easy access to this medium and is a much needed forum to break their silence and make their voice heard in public. The feedback from people is through letters and telephone that promotes a participatory process of decision making in the management of the radio, from content generation to broadcasting.
In over a year of existence, Radio Benziger has established 25 radio clubs in Kollam. Functioing mostly in schools and residents' associations, the fund of experience and knowledge gathered from the various activities organized by these clubs are used as a valuable resource to empower the socio-cultural life of the community.
Frequent public discussions on current social issues provide platforms for people from all walks of life especially for women, children, labourers and for those belonging to the voiceless groups to participate in the democratic process of decision making. Waste management, rising incidents of suicides and road safety were some of the subjects on which public discussions, seminars and exhibitions were held recently. Nearly 15,000 people from the community have so far interacted through the radio. They include civil authorities, people representing local bodies, police officials and personnel from Government departments.

Signature Programme:
Our signature programme is Kaathodu kaathoram

Mailing Address:

Bishop Benziger Hospital, Bishop Jermome Nagar, Beach Road
Kollam
Kerala
India
691001

 

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