Activity: Structure and Needs

The Radio has to operate everyday like any other regular radio to target as many people as possible. However, it has to focus on the chosen issue to prioritize it. The aim of the radio is to offer an inclusive program that embraces its audience’s diversity. For example, if the show is hosted in a bilingual or bicultural country, it should be made sure that the chronicles and radio programs are offered in both languages; therefore, it would require a bilingual staff as well.

 

Objectives: Impact and Focus

Diversity and inclusion are very important aspects of this practice, therefore, the impact on the audience is wide, for it can broaden their knowledge and perspectives on religious and cultural inclusion as well as increase awareness on existing discriminations.  Since representation is necessary for any community, this practice would make listeners feel included, through someone representing their culture or a program addressing issues they are familiar with.

 

Field Data: Examples and Sources

1.) La Cadena Radial Intercultural – FGER – Guatemala City, Guatemala

La Cadena Radial Intercultural FGER describes itself as the “leader in communications for the well-being”. This radio offers a range of programs addressing societal issues and cohesion between Mayan and Christian communities, as well as on a larger scale between Mayan-speaking people and Spanish-speaking people. FGER has been actively advocating for the rights of minorities, particularly Mayans during the Guatemalan armed conflict, which ended in the mid-90s.