IMPACT OF COMMUNITY RADIO IN EMPOWERING WOMEN IN COIMBATORE REGION – TAMIL NADU WITH REFERENCE TO RATHINAVANI COMMUNITY RADIO 90.8
Keywords:Community Radio, Women empowerment, information, development
The main purpose of Community radio is to serve the needs, create interest, to identify the problem in the society and to help in the elevation of the community. Community radio found its feet in the third phase within the broadcasting sector and it initiate to achieve justified service to the community. The people in the society, so called “listeners” are the owners of the community radio station and they serve, influence and help in the functioning of these stations. Community engage themselves in sharing their thoughts, ideas, experience and contributes knowledge to the society. It serves as a tool for women and acts as bridge in connecting themselves to the external issues and evolves strategic solutions so as to enrich their lives. It creates awareness, contributes information and education, and replenishes their skills so as to upheaval socioeconomic status of women. The study was an attempt to understand the impact of community radio in the development of women in the society and to analyze the role of community radio in empowerment of women
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