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Community radio production

Radio Darmstadt

In 1996, over 300 people in Darmstadt, a city near Frankfurt in central Germany, got together and applied for a licence to set up their own radio station.

The aims of the station are to give local people:
The station is run by volunteers and organised into different departments - covering everything from current affairs, music and sport, to computers, young people and women's issues. Each department produces its own programmes, appealing to a wide variety of listeners in the town.

Everybody in the community, including minority groups, has the chance to be involved in broadcasting. Some members are particularly interested in protecting the environment, while others are given a chance to air their views on life in different countries or to discuss the process of globalisation. Everybody has the opportunity to get their voice heard.

Radio Darmstadt is certainly very popular. When the station began, it was only on air for ten hours per day. Now it broadcasts for 24 hours!

How is Radio Darmstadt financed?

A day in the life of Radio Darmstadt

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