Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 9 - Broadcast Bandh by CRs to protest five fold hike in spectrum user fee

Dear Friends,

To protest WPC's unfair hike of Spectrum Fees to 91000 per year, Gurgaon Ki
Awaaz Samudayik Radio Station invites all CR stations to shut broadcast for
one day as a mark of protest against this attempt to kill community media.

At our station, the plan is to go Live on morning of May 9, explain the
reasons why we are shutting broadcast, connect through telephony
broadcasters from Uttarakhand, Bundelkhand, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Karnataka
etc to talk about what the spectrum fee hike means for their community, and
how they are also shutting broadcast, then we announce the CR Cell number
where listeners can register their protest against the hike (why not!!),
and then perhaps play Iqbal Bano's powerful protest song "Hum dekhenge" and
sign off.

It would really be a wonderful expression of solidarity -- if your station
intends to shut down, then please do inform local media too, to write about
it. And do write into the CR-India mailing list to let everyone know what
you plan to do on that day.

Regards, Arti, Arti Jaiman, Station Director : Gurgaon Ki Awaaz Samudayik Radio Station 107.8 MHz FM
email: arti@trfindia.orgwebsite:

Gurgaon Ki Awaaz is the first and only civil-society-led community radio
station in the National Capital Region of Delhi. Since 2009, we have been
broadcasting 22X7, in Hindi and Haryanvi, with a team of community
reporters who generate community content with community participation.
(Alokesh Gupta Via cr-india list)