Orissa’s first community radio station goes on air

Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Orissa’s first community radio station has gone on air in Konark.

The radio station, named Radio Namaskar, has been established by non-governmental organisation Young India near the Sun Temple of Konark. It is completely managed by local residents.

‘We are just providing a medium to give vent to the aspirations, concerns and communication needs of the local community that are otherwise overlooked by the mainstream media,’ N.A. Saha Ansari, Young India president, told IANS Saturday.

The programmes on the radio station, which went on air Friday, are mainly in Oriya and are aired at 90.4 Mhz in FM frequency. They have four main areas — local governance, women’s issues, food security and youth issues.

‘We have programmes on these issues as they are of concern to the local community,’ said Sabita Kar, the programme executive of Radio Namaskar.

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