India: College Radio Tackling Participation and Social Inclusion

Rani, Dr.Padma (2012) India: College Radio Tackling Participation and Social Inclusion. In: Peoples' Voices,Peoples'Empowerment:Community Radio in Asia and Beyond. AMIC Asian communication series, 1st . Asian Media information and communication centre(AMIC), Singapore, pp. 266-273. ISBN 9789814136174


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Radio is the main source of news and entertainment for most of India. The Government of India policy for community radio, places it within the framework of the Indian Constitution as a fundamental right. Therefore, it recognises the right of communities to express themselves, and community radio as a tool for the same. Government of India in its policy to promote community radio gave licenses to educational institutions initially. M. O. P. Vaishnav College was the first educational institution to be granted a license in 2005. The M.O.P CRS 107.8 MHZ has been used since its inception to communicate with students of schools and colleges as well as women of the nearby slums. The programmes are made by the students of the college. This chapter will discuss how MOP CRS has been functioning since its inception in terms of financial viability, programming strategy and technical support.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: community radio,college radio,MOP CRS,radio and social change,radio and society
Subjects: Communication > MIC Manipal
Depositing User: MIC Library
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 11:36
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 11:36

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