Community Radio: The Voice of the Community!
Where I grew up in France there is no such thing as community radio. It is one of my goals someday to start a community radio that is volunteered powered and listener supported.
I have been volunteering for community radio in the US for 4 years now and have felt so empowered with the learning process but also the ability to have my concerns discussed on the radio, that I decided to further my education and join a master's program in multimedia journalism.
Community radio is a place where you can learn to engineer, host and produce news and public affairs programing for free. Armed with these new skills, you then have the opportunity to raise awareness about important issues, expose injustices and communicate with people in urban and rural areas who might not have the same access to information that you have.
Radio cheap and powerful. It is reaching millions already and can raise more. It is an outlet for young and old, men and women. It is a way to promote culture, entertain, raise awareness, educate, communicate, and unite the community.
I am attaching a guide created by UNESCO on how to start a radio station in your area.