Community Radio & GRINS

Community Radio gives voice to Uttarakhand victims

Community Radio gives voice to Uttarakhand victims

Radio and Music.com writes how Gram Vaani Community Media has given voices to Uttrakhand victims. Read the original source here. MUMBAI: Heaving pouring in Uttarakhand has made the rescue operation complicated, but at this difficult time, flow of information has become…

Building sustainable rural information service networks

Building sustainable rural information service networks

Download our whitepaper on sustainable rural information service networks. Excerpts are below. Information services in rural areas The role that the Internet has played in building awareness through information access and building collaboration through interactive info services cannot be denied….

Workshop on web-radio with CEMCA

Workshop on web-radio with CEMCA

Gram Vaani worked with CEMCA (Commonwealth Educational Media Center for Asia) to organize a workshop on how educational institutions can easily set up an Internet radio station on their campus, supplemented with Mobile Vaani based interactions. The workshop was attended…

Indian community radio stations using GRINS

GRINS has become the de-facto automation system for community radio stations in India. See the chart below to know who is using GRINS.   Station Name State District Block Bol Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad Ranga Reddy Radio Sangham Hyderabad Begumpet…

Various uses of Gram Vaani’s vSurvey technology

Various uses of Gram Vaani’s vSurvey technology

Our vSurvey solution to run voice-based surveys of communities has found some very interesting uses. Here is what our partners have to say about it: Jon, from Inventure InVenture is a mobile technology company facilitating financial inclusion through simple mobile…

IVR systems for visually impaired people

IVR systems for visually impaired people

IIT Delhi student Piyush Agarwal pioneered a new use of IVR systems, for visually impaired people. With our partner, Score Foundation, Piyush ran an IVR quiz and feedback program on Score’s radio show called Eyeway. We found that engagement grew…

Communities on Air

Zahir’s interview appears in Rural & Marketing, January issue. Download the spotlight Spot Light. Extensive discussion on how farm related programming happens on community radio, and the role that GRINS plays in all of this.

More Research on Impacts from GRINS

Our Gramin Rural Inter Networking System (GRINS) has been popular at the many partner community radio stations that have used it. Everytime we go to find out why, we learn something new about the power of media in the hands…

Running Campaigns on Community Radio : Experience Document

There are over 25 community radio (CR) stations in India running GRINS. GRINS provides these stations with crucial capabilities to air broadcast programs on radio and solicit feedback from listeners on phone. This improves information dissemination practices by helping station staff and knowledgeable experts…