Longitudinal Study of the Community Radio Awareness Programmes of CEMCA
The journey of Community Radio (CR) service has so far completed over 40 long years throughout the world covering nations like Australia, UK, USA, Canada and other countries. But in India the expansion is of recent origin i.e. seven years from the first installation at Anna University in 2004. Currently, there are 113 stations functioning in 20 States and 2 Union Territories in India. The Letters of Intent(LOI) were issued to 350 agencies and 500 applications seeking permission for CR are under process. Some more States and Union Territories are yet to enter this field. Hence, there is a need to enhance the awareness level of people about this powerful medium.