Holy Cross Community Radio was launched on 26th December 2006 as a new initiative of Holy Cross College, Trichy. In the initial phases of establishment, Holy Cross Community Radio was available on 90.4 MHz frequency and the channel had eight hours of transmission (including repeat transmission) a day. It reached in and around ten kilometers of Holy Cross College. The target audience of this radio initiative was the women from Dharmanathapuram and Jeevanagar areas, which are the major slum areas in Trichy.

Community radio is a type of radio service that offers a third model of radio broadcasting beyond commercial and public service. Community stations can serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular to a local/specific audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters.

Community Radio Stations are operated, owned, and driven by the communities they serve. Community radio is not-for profit and provides a mechanism for facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own diverse stories, to share experiences, and in a media rich world to become active 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 & citizens to work in partnership to further community as well as broadcasting aims.

This paper focuses on the how the science reaches the mass through the community radio. This paper also deals with different science programmes bringing various taboos to limelight enhancing people to think rationally.

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Community radio as a tool for science communication
Special references to Holy cross fm, Trichy

C. Prapanch   Bharathidasan University

R. Poornima   Bharathidasan University

R Poornima   Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University

Holy Cross Community Radio was launched on 26th December 2006 as a new initiative of Holy Cross College, Trichy. In the initial phases of establishment, Holy Cross Community Radio was available on 90.4 MHz frequency and the channel had eight hours of transmission (including repeat transmission) a day. It reached in and around ten kilometers of Holy Cross College. The target audience of this radio initiative was the women from Dharmanathapuram and Jeevanagar areas, which are the major slum areas in Trichy.

Community radio is a type of radio service that offers a third model of radio broadcasting beyond commercial and public service. Community stations can serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular to a local/specific audience but which may often be overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters.

Community Radio Stations are operated, owned, and driven by the communities they serve. Community radio is not-for profit and provides a mechanism for facilitating individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own diverse stories, to share experiences, and in a media rich world to become active 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 & citizens to work in partnership to further community as well as broadcasting aims.

This paper focuses on the how the science reaches the mass through the community radio. This paper also deals with different science programmes bringing various taboos to limelight enhancing people to think rationally.

A copy of the full paper has not yet been submitted.

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