What is "Community Radio"?

Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.

In many parts of the world, community radio acts as a vehicle for the community and voluntary sector, civil society, agencies, NGOs and citizens to work in partnership to further community development aims, in addition to broadcasting. There is legally defined community radio (as a distinct broadcasting sector) in many countries, such as France, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and Ireland. Much of the legislation has included phrases such as "social benefit", "social objectives" and "social gain" as part of the definition. Community radio has developed differently in different countries, and the term has somewhat different meanings in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Australia, where freedom of speech laws and de facto realities differ.

We are endeavoring to create a community access radio station on the Internet called Ohio River Community Access Radio or Orca Radio. This has been tried before, but we want to try again.

A community access station is open to everyone, whether they want to do a show of music, an original material drama show, an original material comedy show, a news program, an editorial program and so on and so forth.

From this main page, using the menu bar above or the text menu below, you can find out more about this station, listen to our station, read our press clippings or request our press clippings, how to contribute money to our endeavor and, finally, how to contact us.

We are hoping the people of Owensboro, Evansville area will help us with our endeavor. If you want to present a show idea, no matter where you live, contact us through orcaradio694@gmail.com

If nothing else, folks, listen in and wish us all the luck in our endeavor.

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