Community Radio

Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. 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.

In many parts of the world, community radio acts as a vehicle for the community and voluntary sector, civil society, agencies, NGOs and citizens to work in partnership to further community development aims, in addition to broadcasting. There is legally defined community radio (as a distinct broadcasting sector) in many countries, such as France, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and Ireland. Much of the legislation has included phrases such as "social benefit", "social objectives" and "social gain" as part of the definition. Community radio has developed differently in different countries, and the term has somewhat different meanings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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... This is a list of radio stations in the Waikato Region of New Zealand ... Major Radio stations in Waikato Frequency Name Format Broadcasting on frequency since Previous stations on frequency FM 87.8 Switch FM Radio Community Radio 2010 Frequency was. 88.1 Contact FM Student Radio 2005 89.0 Free FM Access Radio - Local 2012 Free FM is previously known as Community Radio Hamilton and re-launched to ...
Leith FM
... Leith FM) City of license Edinburgh, Scotland Broadcast area Edinburgh Branding Community radio for Edinburgh Frequency 98.8MHz FM Format Community radio Power 25w ERP Transmitter ... Leith FM aimed to strengthen the community spirit and the identity of Leith ... changed its name to 98.8 Castle FM with the strapline 'Edinburgh's bigger music mix.' serving the community of the Capital ...
Community Radio - By Country - United States
... community radio stations are usually staffed by volunteers and air a wide variety of programming ... They generally have smaller budgets than National Public Radio (NPR) network outlets, due to the small audience of potential contributors and business donors ... Community radio stations are distinct from NPR stations most community-radio programming is locally produced by non-professional disc jockeys and producers (although a few ...
Student Youth Network - History
... SYN evolved out of MSR (Melbourne Student Radio) which consisted of Thornbury High's (then Thornbury Darebin College) 3TD, RMIT’s SRA, Latrobe University’s SUB FM, Swinburne University’s ... Van Eeden (the teachers from Thornbury High) and proposed a split from MSR to form a new youth radio station that would have 50% content from Primary and High School students and 50% University content ... Hall in 2000 (to hear the claims of the 22 aspirant radio stations) with Professor David Flint saw Simon Goodrich, Paul Van Eeden Jo McCarthy and RMIT University Lecturer and ABC Media ...

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