Community Radio

Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.

In many parts of the world, community radio acts as a vehicle for the community and voluntary sector, civil society, agencies, NGOs and citizens to work in partnership to further community development aims, in addition to broadcasting. There is legally defined community radio (as a distinct broadcasting sector) in many countries, such as France, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and Ireland. Much of the legislation has included phrases such as "social benefit", "social objectives" and "social gain" as part of the definition. Community radio has developed differently in different countries, and the term has somewhat different meanings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, and Australia.

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... This is a list of radio stations in the Waikato Region of New Zealand ... Major Radio stations in Waikato Frequency Name Format Broadcasting on frequency since Previous stations on frequency FM 87.8 Switch FM Radio Community Radio 2010. 88.1 Contact FM Student Radio 2005 89.0 Free FM Access Radio - Local 2012 Free FM is previously known as Community Radio Hamilton and re-launched to 89fm - a full power FM frequency after 21 years of broadcasting ...
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