India: Community Radio Stations Multiply, but Will They Thrive?
Title: India: Community Radio Stations Multiply, but Will They Thrive?
Author: Sushmita Malaviya
Date (published): 05/05/2010
Date (accessed): 06/05/2010
Type of information: blog post
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From modest beginnings nearly a decade ago in the academic community, India now boasts 70-plus community radio stations (CRs) run by universities as well as NGOs and agricultural agencies. But visits to seven CRs, as part of a study sponsored by the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), showed that they face common challenges to sustainability and growth: time-consuming licensing processes, weak transmission power, the need for more human resource training, and the perennial search for a viable CR business model.