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Anna FM

District: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Anna CR engages individuals from the communities to volunteer with the station. The existing volunteers provide station tours and orientation to new volunteers. The first step is to attend a station orientation. After a station tour and learning all about Anna CR, the next step a volunteer takes is to go through on-air training.
The communities are given training in radio production skills; they are encouraged to use the radio as the voice of the voiceless...

Media: Radio

Radio Frequency: 90.4

Community Served:

Geography Served:

Languages: Tamil

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Email: arulram@yahoo.com

Telephone: 044-2230010, 044-2230010

Primary contact: Dr I Arul Aram

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Anna FM, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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About Anna FM

Anna CR engages individuals from the communities to volunteer with the station. The existing volunteers provide station tours and orientation to new volunteers. The first step is to attend a station orientation. After a station tour and learning all about Anna CR, the next step a volunteer takes is to go through on-air training.
The communities are given training in radio production skills; they are encouraged to use the radio as the voice of the voiceless. Self-help group women, in particular, bring in their new-found freedom and empowerment into the radio station. The station has also donated radio sets to the community so that radio which is a medium that was forgotten after the advent of television has a rebirth.
Anna CR's managing committee has 50% of community people. More than 80% of the programmes are produced by the grass root level community. Anna CR has divided its area of reach into segments and has allotted programmes for each area. A particular area is given a particular day to script and record that programme, ensuring the participation of that particular community for programme production. It also selects women from the community to do radio jockeying and it renders the opportunity to each well trained woman to go on air at least twice per month, so that everybody would get the opportunity monthly. It also allocated an in-charge for an area responsible to bring in new people on a regular basis. Through the programme Samudhaya Nerkanal trained community volunteers meet other community members to participate in the live phone-in programme and also induce them to participate. Listening of the radio programmes in a group is also encouraged and followed by many community members.

Signature Programme:
Magalir Neram is the signature programme scripted and produced by the women community. They choose a different topic, research on it and interview the experts on that particular topic and produce the programme in a magazine format and present it. They also study the feedback and develop the quality of the programme according to the need of the community. This programme is a pioneer programme which involves the marginalised women to train themselves and produce programmes to educate and develop themselves and others. Since this programme has expert views and interviews, it enables the community to research on the topic and to present more information on that particular topic. It also consists of the view and voice of the public so that it enables the programming community to know their views and answer their queries before the programme is broadcast.
Magalir Neram has attracted many women to step into Anna CR and to produce programmes. They say that their lifestyle has changed and they have developed awareness on so many things after participating in this programme. It not only attracts but also induces other women to participate looking at their fellow producers; they bring in so many topics on which they seek help in their day to day life.

Mailing Address:

Educational Multi Media Centre, Anna University, Guindy
Chennai
Tamil Nadu
India
600025

 

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