With India’s first community radio being launched almost a decade ago, our
nation is yet to get a good grasp of the innumerable advantages of an FM radio station aired specially for an indigenous group.
Global Community Radio 91.2 FM is the first and only FM radio station being
relayed solely for Alappuzha. Catering exclusively to the interests of the local community, it represents the people of this area, defines their importance and grants a positive platform to air their under-represented voices.
This state-of-the-art radio station is designed to perfection with a full-fledged sound recording and transmission studio with a 50 Watt transmitter in 1 + 1 mode.Strategically poised at Ambalapuzha along the National Highway 47, Global Community Radio 91.2 FM operates inside a radius of 30 to 40 km.,within the geographical precinct of Alappuzha, Chengannur, Cherthala, Kayamkulam, Mavelikkara, thiruvalla & Changanassery.
Global Community Radio 91.2 FM is promoted by Global Educational Net(GENET), Ambalapuzha – Kerala and licensed (No: FMCR-161/1 dated 30th June 2014) by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. It is registered under the provisions of the 12th Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1995.
GENET is a task-oriented, non-governmental organization (NGO) that primarily focuses on the educational, social, cultural and humanitarian functions of the community within its purview, taking care of the people’s livelihood, welfare and social emanation. GENET has been granted the permission to broadcast a community radio after thorough scrutiny of its promoters, antecedents, managerial & financial capability by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Defence & HRD, Ministry of I & B and Telecom departments.
It is our true vision as a democratically-governed radio station to empower and transform Alappuzha’s community by helping each individual gain more control over their lives as well as their future, thereby creating a self-sufficient, interactive and harmonious society, whose individuals have the self-worth and confidence to further their development physically, mentally
as well as spiritually by making use of locally available resources.
Committed to bringing about social transformation using a traditional medium
such as the radio, we take it up as our mission to provide an avenue for self-expression, pro-active participation and unlimited flow of relevant information on issues ranging from education, culture, health, environment and agriculture to rural and community development.
Our eclectic blend of programmes shall garner the power of the common man and open up innumerable possibilities for the entire community – working class, farmers, fishermen, youth, women, students and children alike – and, especially the marginalized sections to transform their dreams to
The people behind Global Community Radio 91.2 FM are a diverse, enterprising and exceptional team of directors, seasoned professionals, on-air staff and community volunteers who work alongside the Advisory Committee to plan and manage Alappuzha’s very own FM radio station.