Radio and Community Development: A Case Study of Radio Benziger, Community Radio for Fisher Folks

Promotion of local media (community radio) in the rural area by the Union Government had resulted in the launching of local channels and community radio throughout the country. Radio Benziger, aimed at the development of fisher folks of coastal villages, is broadcast from Kollam district of Kerala State. The radio after three years of its induction plays a key role in the development of Kollam Corporation in addition to the development of its community for which it was introduced. The study focuses on the origin, growth and role of Radio Benziger in community development and brings out the reach, listening and participation pattern among its community audience.

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