Jnan [Gyan] Taranga 90.4 FM CRS of KKHSOU,First Community Radio in North East India

‘Jnan Taranga’,জ্ঞান তৰংগ the first community radio of the north east has been b

‘Jnan Taranga’,জ্ঞান তৰংগ the first community radio of the north east has been broadcasting programmes with a good deal of community development content combined with educational and entertainment programmes.

The Community Radio Service of the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, christened as ‘Jnan Taranga’ has been rendering regular broadcasting service since 20th November, 2010.

Anna University, Chennai owned the first CRS in India and the Anna FM was launched on February 01, 2004. This community radio is run by the Educational Multimedia Research Centre and the programmes are produced by the students of Media Sciences department of the university. As of November 2008, the ministry has given licenses to 38 CRS, where as by June 2005 there were 442 fully-licensed community radio stations in Australia. Even Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka etc. countries are also doing better in establishing the community radio stations in their respective countries. The Kothmale CR came up in 1989 in Sri Lanka and went on to become something of a legend that broadcast community programmes from an auto rickshaw. ETukTuk, this three wheeler is the world’s first moving radio station and multimedia centre.

The north eastern region is not legging behind. The Krishna Kanta Handique State Open University, the only and one state Open University of the region aims to provide education beyond barriers to reach the unreached of the society, (which was started working from mid of 2007 only) has received a temporary license of community radio only for demonstration of three days. This pioneer institution is going to launch a community radio station by two three months after receiving the final license from the ministry. With association of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, the university is getting the opportunity to work as the nodal agency for community radio awareness in the region aiming to provide necessary consultation and assistance to the interested institutions or voluntary organizations.

♦ Jnan Taranga is broadcasting 20 hours of programme daily.

♦ Timings of the broadcast;

• Fresh broadcast 4 hours ( 3.00P.M to 7.00 P.M )
• First Repeat- 8.00 P.M to 12.00 Midnight
• Second Repeat- 12.00 hours to 4.00 A.M
• Third Repeat- 4.00 A.M to 8.00 A.M
• Fourth Repeat- 8.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon

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