We support community radio stations in Kenya for the purpose of enabling them to take their rightful place as a distinct sector of the media that addresses pertinent and pressing issues at the grassroots communities.
Radio is acknowledged as the most widespread electronic communications’ device in the world, a unique, most convenient and affordable means of reaching the world’s populace, even in very remote areas. Nearly all Kenyans are radio listeners and it is from radio that they source news and information. For most local communities who are poor community radio has revolutionized the manner in which they express their culture, receive entertainment, news information as well as engage in dialogue and development.
WHERE WE WORK
ATA NAYECHE FM “is a Community Based FM Radio Station started by NTG-Kakuma that aims at promoting peace activities among the Host Refugee and the Refugees.
Bus Radio is another new community radio located in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado county. The station serves some 687,312 people living in Kajiado county. The radio is currently off-air due to transmitter problem but the station volunteers are still producing programmes and sharing online (on soundcloud).
Baliti FM is a community radio initiative among the ethnic groups in Isiolo aimed at ensuring that information reaches the population of Isiolo County with content, and in a language, that they understand. It broadcasts on 102.7FM from Isiolo town. It was started in 2012 by the Foundation for Women Pastoralists (FOPAWO) in collaboration with the local community.
Mtaani radio is the newest community radio station in Kenya located at Kivuli Centre, Riruta
Satellite, Nairobi. Setup by Koinonia Media Centre, the station seeks to offer the youth an opportunity to produce programmes of their own that will articulate their aspirations and inculcate positive behaviour change.
The Ekialo Kiona Suba Youth Radio or EK-FM is a for-youth,by-youth community radio station on Mfangano Island, Kenya. Broadcasting in Suba language, EK FM affords a unique channel to target the health crisis and marginalization of the Abasuba people through expression, solidarity, and revitalization of heritage and culture. The radio is currently off air due to transmitter problem. More info about EK :http://organichealthresponse.org/
The radio, operating as Rware 101.7 FM has a broadcasting radius of 35km and reception of its signal cover areas in Karatina, Tetu, Naromoru and the environs. More info: http://rwarefm.co.ke
Ghetto FM was started in July 2007. It is a project of the Slums Information Development Resource Centres (SIDAREC), an organisation formed to mobilize slum communities – particularly youth – to take part in development. Ghetto FM was started to primarily serve Pumwani slum. Pumwani is home to some 60,000 to 100,000 people.
Mwanedu Radio transmits from Vuria Hills in Taita Taveta County in the Coastal region of Kenya. It was established in 2000 and originally broadcasted all content in the Kitaita language.
Radio Mangelete is the second oldest community radio station in Kenya after Homa Bay Community Radio. It went on air on February 22, 2004 at 10.46 am with the slogan “wasya wa maendeleo” (voice ofdevelopment).
Pamoja FM is located at Ayanyi Estate near the railway bridge in Kibra, the largest slum in Nairobi. Pamoja, which means "together" in Swahili, and its staff of volunteers provide news and information to some 1.2 million people living in Kibra.