Community radios going vocal about local issues, fight to stay alive

Community radios rise to the occasion during every disaster and go vocal about local issues at other times, but now they fight to stay alive. | Image - Eunice Dhivya | All photos by special arrangement

Mansoor Gous’s voice beams with pride over the speaker on Radio Active CR 90.4 FM, a community radio station in Bengaluru.

Speaking in Kannada, he eloquently talks about waste management — how to segregate wastes, how to handle them, the pain points of waste pickers on ground, a few tips here and there for citizens on how to keep surroundings clean.

The radio jockey (RJ), who learnt the job on the go, runs a regular show ‘Kasa Shramika Parisara Rakshaka’ (Litter Labourer, Environment Protector).

To continue reading this article...

You have to be a Premium Subscriber

Start your subscription with a free trial

Enjoy unlimited Eighth column, archives and games on and many more features.
You will also be supporting ethical and unbiased journalism.
plans start from Rs. 149