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Border areas to have 33 FM radio channels in Phase III

The government is to allow bidders in Jammu and Kashmir, the North-eastern states and the Island territories to bid for FM Radio channels in Phase III even above the national limit on ownership of channels of 15 per cent per entity. 15  FM stations will be set up in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir and 18 in the border areas of the seven states of North-east...

Source: Radio And Music

First online community radio station launches in Pune | Editorial-News |

While the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) is trying to develop community radio stations across the country, Pune University has taken a step ahead and launched city’s first online community radio station ‘Vidyavani’.

Source: Radio And Music

Frequencies that touch lives: India's growing community radio stations

Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, Lalit Lokvani, Chanderi ki Awaaz ...India's community radio stations are reaching out to touch lives and livelihoods in little hamlets and towns across the country with useful nuggets of information spiced up with local folk music and radio plays.

Source: Deccan Herald

Community radio: giving a localised touch

People Studies, Loyola College and UNICEF, jointly organised a two-day State level workshop-cum-consultation on women, children and community radio in Loyola College, Nungambakkam, from August 10. Representatives from as many as 20 community radio stations and five to-be-launched stations from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry participated...

Source: The Hindu

More power to the radio

Saritha Thomas grew up listening to radio. Her family, die-hard radio fans, would play recordings from Radio Ceylon to her. Naturally, she dreamt of working for nothing less than the BBC. That dream came true when she was 28 — she joined BBC World Service and Radio 4 London as a freelancer. But, she wanted to do something more, and the idea of Community Radio (CR) appealed to her.

Source: The Hindu

Gurgaon Ki Awaaz: Broadcasting the voice that represents society

Armed with egg-trays for the purpose of absorbing the echo in the modest studio, hand-me-down computers and radio-sets, Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, airing on 107.8 Mhz, is the only radio station amongst the 26 radio stations operating in Delhi/NCR which is led by the civil society.

Source: Times of India

Green event in Gurgaon school teaches kids importance of trees

School students of Carterpuri Government School in Sector 23 had a unique opportunity on Tuesday to learn about the importance of trees for the human race, deforestation taking place in and around their city, its consequence, and rising global warming around the world. Gurgaon Ki Awaaz, a community radio station, organized a tree plantation event at the school.

Source: Times of India

Riding the air wave

For Shahid Hussain, the third weekend of July was a satisfying opportunity to see the power of grassroots journalism at its best – in the avatar of community radio – in action in the Haryana district of Mewat.

Source: The Hindu

Community radio may get a new lease of life

NEW DELHI: The telecom ministry is likely to waive off spectrum fee for community radio stations following demands for a rollback from information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry and community radio (CR) organizations. The spectrum fee is a prohibitive Rs 93,000 for a year.

Source: Times of India

Pulse on the frequency

The buzzword at Jyotirgamaya: 91.2 MHz Community Radio Station run by students of the School of Communication Studies (SCS) on the Panjab University (PU) campus for over a year now, is to basically highlight the talent and achievements of local people including students residing in nearby villages.

Source: The Hindu

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