Community
radio station:
Challenges ahead
What is Community radio station
Community

radio is a radio service
offering a third model of radio broadcasting in
addit...
• Community stations serve geographic communities
and communities of interest.
•
They broadcast content that is popular an...
Vision, philosophy,
and status






Modern community radio stations serve
their listeners by offering a variety of
con...
•

Community and pirate stations (in areas where
they are tolerated) can be valuable assets for a
region.

• Community rad...
CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY
RADIO STATION
1.

2.

3.

Community radio is confined to a small
geographical area.
It depends on low...
CONCEPTIONS OF
COMMUNITY IN ThE
lITERATURE
Communities are complex entities, and what
constitutes the "community" in commu...
The term "community" encompasses geographical
communities based around the reach of the radio's
signal (the people who can...
Models
Two philosophical approaches to community
radio exist, although the models are not
mutually exclusive.
One emphasiz...
CHAlleNGes To
CoMMUNITY RAdIo
Community Radio plays a central role in
community development. To play this role they
need t...
 A high turnover of staff that causes a lack of journalistic
and technical skills and thus a consistent demand for
traini...
 Among the various challenges faced by the
community radio, the participation from the
people is the major one and no com...
SUCCESS STORIES
The success stories of community
radio stations are as follows•FM Ranchi
•Sangham radio making waves
THANKS…
Sonia Tewari
38334
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  1. 1. Community radio station: Challenges ahead
  2. 2. What is Community radio station Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting content that is popular to a local audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. (UNESCO 2002)
  3. 3. • Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. • They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. • Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. • They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media. .
  4. 4. Vision, philosophy, and status    Modern community radio stations serve their listeners by offering a variety of content that is not necessarily provided by the larger commercial radio stations. Community radio outlets may carry news and information programming geared toward the local area (particularly immigrant or minority groups who are poorly served by major media outlets). Specialized musical shows are also often a feature of many community radio stations.
  5. 5. • Community and pirate stations (in areas where they are tolerated) can be valuable assets for a region. • Community radio stations typically avoid content found on commercial outlets such as Top 40 music, sports and "drive-time" personalities. • A meme used by members of the movement is that community radio should be 10 percent radio and 90 percent community. • the social concerns of community radio are stressed over radio per se.
  6. 6. CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY RADIO STATION 1. 2. 3. Community radio is confined to a small geographical area. It depends on low power transmission covering not more than 20-30km radius. It serves a community which uses common resources from livelihood has common development issues and concern, which are relatively localized.
  7. 7. CONCEPTIONS OF COMMUNITY IN ThE lITERATURE Communities are complex entities, and what constitutes the "community" in community radio is subject to debate which varies by country. "Community" may be replaced by terms such as "alternative", "radical" or "citizen" radio. In sociology, a "community" has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location. Community radio is built around the concepts of access and participation.
  8. 8. The term "community" encompasses geographical communities based around the reach of the radio's signal (the people who can receive the message) and their potential to participate in the creation of the message. This is complicated by the fact that many radio stations broadcast over the internet as well, thereby reaching a (potentially) global audience.
  9. 9. Models Two philosophical approaches to community radio exist, although the models are not mutually exclusive. One emphasizes service and communitymindedness, focusing on what the station can do for the community.  The other stresses involvement and participation by the listener. 
  10. 10. CHAlleNGes To CoMMUNITY RAdIo Community Radio plays a central role in community development. To play this role they need to provide quality programmes to ensure continued audience, and support from the community. It has been a great success in developed nations but has lacked in developing countries because of illiteracy and lack of awareness among people. Community radio faces the challenges in effective and quality programme production in terms of content, production quality and community involvement:
  11. 11.  A high turnover of staff that causes a lack of journalistic and technical skills and thus a consistent demand for training.  Community Radio derives its strength and popularity from community participation.  Community Radio is by definition relatively small and often situated in locations where basic services, like a constant supply of electricity, are lacking.  In many countries there is still a lack of a clear regulatory framework in which Community Radio operates.
  12. 12.  Among the various challenges faced by the community radio, the participation from the people is the major one and no community radio can survive without participation of people as it demands 70% participation of the community people.  Without proper management skills, as well as some knowledge of financial management and income generation, it is very hard for Community Radio to survive without donor funding, which will always, eventually, dry up.
  13. 13. SUCCESS STORIES The success stories of community radio stations are as follows•FM Ranchi •Sangham radio making waves
  14. 14. THANKS… Sonia Tewari 38334

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