Friday, 27 February 2009

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2580

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. AMARC's 2009 celebration of International Women's Day!
From: George Lessard

2. Community Media Sustainability Guide: The Business of Changing Lives
From: Salvatore Scifo

3. Simak Efek Rumah Kaca di Kompas Sabtu dan bulan Maret
From: yurskie.

4. 24 hours of women's voices and music by 3CR Community Radio
From: George Lessard

1. AMARC's 2009 celebration of International Women's Day!
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:34 pm ((PST))

AMARC's 2009 celebration of International Women's Day!

On March 8, 2009 Amarc will broadcast 24 hours of programming produced by
women, about women. Listen live online, starting at 1am GMT or rebroadcast a
program on your community radio station.
Below you will find the schedule of the broadcast. Please consider streaming
some of the March 8 broadcast on your community radio station. You may also
download and broadcast individual programs.

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2. Community Media Sustainability Guide: The Business of Changing Lives
Posted by: "Salvatore Scifo" salvatorescifo
Date: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:19 am ((PST))

---Apologies for cross-posting---


The Business of Changing Lives
Internews Launches Guide to Making Community Media Sustainable

(February 26, 2009) Internews has launched a wide-ranging new guide
addressing the challenge of how to make community media financially
sustainable in countries around the world. The Community Media
Sustainability Guide: The Business of Changing Lives (direct link:
), is a 81-page publication covering topics such as incorporating new
online platforms and using alternative energy to power radio stations,
all with an eye to keeping the doors open in a sector not known for its

"Years ago, the notion of a business model for community media would
have brought responses ranging from dismay to ridicule," lead author and
editor Jean Fairbairn writes in the introduction to the guide.
"Community media's origins in political struggle, its community
ownership structure, and its mission – to give voice to the voiceless,
to provide an alternative to mainstream media, to place control of media
in the hands of ordinary people – seem to contradict the notions of both
'business' and 'model.' Today, however, community media is a valued and
recognized part of the media landscape."

In the guide, case studies of community media outlets and networks
include creative solutions to the perpetual problem of finding enough
funding to stay in business. For instance, Radio Madanpokhara in Nepal
effectively gains community support by asking listeners to donate the
equivalent of a handful of rice, while the Coffee Lifeline project in
Rwanda relies on partnerships with international groups to supply
agricultural news to coffee farmers. Meanwhile, Desi Radio, serving
London's Punjabi community, thrives on a mixed business model that
includes selling advertising, conducting media trainings and hiring out
volunteers to dance at weddings.

"Community media are becoming increasingly recognized for their value in
connecting with hard-to-reach and marginalized populations," Fairbairn
said in a recent interview. "Because they are local and participatory,
they reach people in a way that is sensitive to local cultures, and in
local languages and dialects."

Seventy years since the first community radio stations began
broadcasting to tin miners in Bolivia, community media has come of age.
The Internews guide is being published just as governments around the
world are introducing legislation that enables and protects community
media, and as media outlets are learning to take advantage of the new
online media platforms to extend their reach and services.

The Community Media Sustainability Guide is designed for community media
practitioners and activists, trainers, and the donors and development
agencies that support them. The guide provides different perspectives on
sustainability, practical approaches to achieving it, and a
comprehensive list of resources for practitioners and activists.

The publication was funded by a grant to Internews Network from the US
Agency for International Development via a subgrant from Pact. The
advisory committee, many of whom wrote sections of the guide, includes
community media experts Kate Coyer, Bruce Girard, Franklin Huizies,
Birgitte Jallov, Bill Siemering, and Ivan Sigal.

Table of Contents

Section 1
Community Media: Core Principles and Definitions
It's Not Just About the Money: Approaches to Sustainability
Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Stations
Models of Sustainable Funding
Business Models, Business Plans, and Community Media
Making Donors Work For You
How to Write a Successful Funding Proposal and Achieve Your Goals
Getting Your Support to Media Right
The Role of National Networks in Sustaining Community Media
The Need for an Enabling Environment
Community Research for Community Media Sustainability

Section 2
The Business of Changing Lives
Work with What You Have
You Cannot Put a Price on Community Involvement
Keeping the Money Neutral
Soweto's "Number One" Station
Diverse Sources of Funding Keep the Five Rivers Flowing Strongly
It's Your Baby—It Needs Food
Sustainability Through Partnerships: A Lasting Cup of Coffee
The Road from Community Service to Social Enterprise
Listener-Supported Public Radio in the United States
Balancing Continued Aid with a Public Service Mission in a Competitive
Sustaining the Intercontinental Radio Communication System
Peru's CNR: A Decentralized Network
Small Towns Find a Voice Online

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3. Simak Efek Rumah Kaca di Kompas Sabtu dan bulan Maret
Posted by: "yurskie." yurskie_erk
Date: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:19 am ((PST))

Beken & Becus
Belakangan ini, banyak sentimen negatif terhadap artis-artis yang mendaftarkan diri menjadi caleg. Mereka dicap tidak cakap untuk menjadi anggota DPR. Tuduhan usang. Yang tidak cakap menjadi anggota dewan bisa dari mana saja, bisa artis, ulama, akuntan, dokter, wartawan, pedagang, pesulap, penata rambut, dan bermacam profesi lainnya. Mungkin juga sebaliknya, mereka semua cakap berpolitik……
Berita selengkapnya dapat dibaca di Kompas Sabtu halaman 3 dimana Efek Rumah Kaca didaulat untuk menulis a-politis menjelang pemilu 2009. Ikuti tulisan-tulisan lainnya setiap Sabtu.
Jadwal Efek Rumah Kaca Maret
2          I-Radio                                                                        20.00
4          SMP BPI 1, Bandung                                                   14.00
5          SMP 5, Bandung                                                          15.00
7          SMP 14 Bandung                                                         14.00
10        SMP YWKA Bandung                                     14.00
11        SMP 9, Bandung                                                          13.00
11        Bektishow, Trax FM                                                    20.00
14        Senayan, Labskul                                                         18.00
15        Makassar                                
17        SMP 19, Surabaya                                                       15.00
18        SMP 35, Surabaya                                                       15.00
19        SMP GIKI, Surabaya                                                   15.00
21        SMP Mardi Petra, Surabaya                                         11.00
22        Bale Barong, Malang                                                    20.00
23        SMP 39, Surabaya                                                       15.00
For info
YM :
Yurie : 081394257339

Yurie "efek rumah kaca"
Management ERK
0813 9425 7339
YM: yurskie_erk

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4. 24 hours of women's voices and music by 3CR Community Radio
Posted by: "George Lessard" themediamentor
Date: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:25 am ((PST))

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: 3CR Program Coordinator <>
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 8:02 PM
Subject: 3CR IWD


3CR Community Radio will mark International Women's Day with 24 hours of
women's voices and music.

3CR 855AM and streaming live via

Juliet Fox

3CR Program Manager



Phone: + 61 3 9419 8377

Fax: + 61 3 9417 4472

*Download a 3CR podcast today at *

CR 855 AM
21 Smith Street Fitzroy Melbourne VICTORIA AUSTRALIA 3065
PO Box 1277 Collingwood Melbourne VIC AUSTRALIA 3065
tel. + 61 3 9419 8377
fax. +61 3 9417 4472
talkback: 03 9419 0155
email 3cr <>

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