| 09 Aug 2022
Community Radio Station Micavaani introduces two new shows

MUMBAI: Ahmedabad based Community Radio Station (CRS), Micavaani, which is run by the students of MICA, has introduced two new radio shows ‘Apki Kahani Apki Zubani’ and ‘Kahani’. The decision to broadcast new shows came after the station received inputs from various researches they took in the previous year.

“We visit villages from time to time to understand the lifestyle, needs and expectations of the villagers. This is how we came up with the idea of the show, ‘Apki Kahani Apki Zubani’. What we do, is we record bytes based on different topics from people and collate them and put them on show,” said Micavaani, senior committee member, Vinamra Singh. The other show ‘Kahani’ talks about moral based stories which are not very preachy, but are intended to offer helpful life lessons. “It could be the stories of villagers and entrepreneurs,” added Singh.

Apart from these, the CRS also has other shows like ‘English Seekhiye Micavaani Ke Saath’, ‘Aapno Swasthya’, ‘Monday Ka Funda’, Des Vides’ and ‘Saturday Adda’. “‘English Seekhiye Micavaani Ke Saath’ is about teaching the basics of the English language to people. This show became an instant hit,” Singh elucidated.

Other shows on the station offer information that people should be aware about. For instance, ‘Monday Ka Funda’ talks about the scientific facts that people should know regardless of their education level, while ‘Apno Swasthya’ focuses on the preventions that people should take with climatic changes. The show ‘Des Vides’ is about different places not only in India, but abroad as well, their food habits and how each culture is different from the other, while ‘Saturday Adda’ talks about the film world.

Currently, there are 16 people to handle six shows. Micavaani is also planning to bring in doctors and other dignities to talk about health, sanitation and other awareness topics.

The CRS, which started in 2005, is available on the frequency 90.4 and targets the villages of Shela, Ghuma, Telav and Kaneti, covering a radius of seven kilometers. The broadcast takes place every Monday to Saturday from 8 pm to 10 pm. The broadcast remains discontinued from April to August every year and reaches out to 20,000.