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    How to Run Community Radio Events – Part 2

    Community Radio Stations: – Operated in the Community – About the Community – By the Community Communities referred to above can be based around a city or town, perhaps centered around a particular interest, or religion. And many community radio stations empower their audiences to engage in the process of democracy at a very grass roots level through social interaction and diversity. Some radio stations find that in addition to broadcasts, hosting outside events to get to know and meet their listeners helps immensely. In this blog we see what these events might be and how to run a community event.

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    How to Run Community Radio Events – Part 1

    There are three types of Radio stations around the world that are available to listen to, the most popular is commercial radio run as a profit-making organization and containing advertising. The next two radio stations can be linked, firstly government controlled or assisted radio, and community radio which is sometimes called local radio as it serves a local community. Most commercial stations are broadcast on AM, and will normally have an FM frequency too which is usually for younger audiences. Most community stations are their own bosses and do their own individual thing, but they are just one station. Running Events For a community radio station to run any sort…

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    What Community Radio Does for a Community – Part 2

    Tuning in to your community radio station is like calling on an old friend. It dispenses information and hosts chat shows that are particularly relevant to you personally. This is the beauty of community radio, it stretches out into the community it belongs to, and engages with them. In part one of this blog we saw how UNESCO were operating a project called Empowering Local Radio with ICT’s. Most of the organizations benefiting from this project are small operations with weak transmitters, but what they provide to their communities is of vital importance to their communities. Reaching Out to Africa Even though these poor community radio stations do not have…