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Resurgence of the community radio
Although there was a steady incursion of the TV, and then the computer into the lives of people, FM channels with new, but unknown radio jockeys, impacted on communities, because of a new and chatty style of broadcasting.
CONTRARY TO popular thinking and expectations there has been a resurgence of the radio in the communication media. With the advent and popularity of the television, many felt that the radio was moribund and would die a natural death. But this did not happen due to intrepid broadcasting through private FM channels all over the country. Moreover, people started liking the FM Channels as these gave them some mental respite after work or during travel time while commuting.
 
Although there was a steady incursion of the TV, and then the computer into the lives of people, FM channels with new, but unknown radio jockeys, impacted on communities, because of a new and chatty style of broadcasting. It was evident that these people were enjoying what they were doing.
 
Then, the concept of the community radio came. In a world, which has now become a global community, thanks to the internet, the notion of local community also reared its head. Undoubtedly there was a need for the local and the global, to think and act co-terminously and, side by side.
 
Moreover, NGOs and community based organisations took up cudgels on behalf of their immediate communities, such as acting as facilitators for technological development in rural areas. The dialectics between the local and the global continues. Thus, we have two categorisations of the community: the global and the local, and there is interplay of both, often called glocal.
 
The community radio is a new cost effective paradigm of technology, for the people by the people and of the people. It is a community builds up situation. It normally covers a radius of 10-20 kms from the place of broadcast. It can be used for social and educational development goals, as well as for entertainment purposes.
 
The community radio will in the future shape events, in lives of communities, and is used for educational purposes, in village community and resource centres. This has already started happening, and is good augury, if technological developments are viewed as a composite whole and not only for the benefit of the elites, who brandish their newly acquired mobile phones.
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