Seven Community Radio Stations operated in coastal region of Bangladesh are now continuously broadcasting
65 hours program to address the upcoming cyclone `komen’ in line with Standing Orders on Disaster (SOD) of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Information are being provided to the community regarding preparedness for saving their lives, and assets by 424 Community Broadcasters and volunteers around the radio station.
The stations are maintaining full time liaison with the disaster monitoring cells at district and upazila levels. They are also keeping contact with Red Crescent members, Scouts and disaster volunteers at local levels. Besides, the members of Radio Listener Clubs are doing awareness raising campaign regarding preparedness within their community, neighbors and relatives.
Considering the importance of the situation the community radio stations situated in coastal zone namely Community Radio Nalta 99.2 (Kaliganj, Satkhira), Community Radio Lokobetar 99.2 (Barguna Sadar), Community Rural Radio: Krishi Radio 98.2(Amtali, Barguna), Community Radio Sagargiri 99.2 ( Sitakunda, Chittagong), Community Radio Naf 99.2 ( Tekhnaf, Cox’s Bazar), Community Radio Sundarban 98.8 ( koyra, Khulna), Community Radio Meghna 99.00 (Charfasion, Bhola)
They are broadcasting special bulletin, PSA, docudrama, magazine program repeatedly and draw attention of all to prepare for facing `Komen’, so that community will be able to take initiative in advance and thus the damage can be reduced. These stations have their preparation to keep their stations on-air for 24 hours. Generator and fuels are reserved for alternative power supply, if there in any disruption in notational power supply grid and hamper the broadcasting.
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is maintaining full-time contact and coordination with the coastal community radio stations with support from Free Press Unlimited.
Mr. Monir Hossain Kamal, Station Manager, Community Radio Lokobetar : 01716 32 71 51
Mr. Selim Sharier, Station Manager, Community Radio Radio Nalta : 01713902783Mr.
Mr. Sha Sultan Shamim, Station Manager, Radio Sagar Giri: 01712 02 10 97
Mr. Shamim Mridha, Radio Focal person, Krishi Radio: 01713 68 88 89
Mr. Palash Chandro Dhali Station Manager, Radio Sundarban: 01852 37 799501852 37 7995
Mr. Siddiqur Rahman Station Manager In-charge, Radio Naf : 01716 53 00 58
Ms. Rashida Begum, Station Manager, Radio Meghna,: 01713 32 88 02
Mr. Kamaruzzaman, Disaster Control Room In-charge of BNNRC: 01711131211
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