Nelly Bassily | January 20, 2014
RadCom Radios is a new phone app that allows easier access to community radio stations via the internet.
The tool is available in versions for iOS, Android and web, and can be downloaded free at the website: www.rebaixada.org/RadCom. The application allows access to 64 community radio stations in 17 countries.
RadCom Radios was developed in Brazil by Arthur William, a journalist, researcher and representative of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, or AMARC. Mr. William notes that community radios give space to local cultures, and the voices and accents of their communities. Mr. William says, “There are other applications for radios for smart phones, but it is difficult [for listeners] to specifically choose community broadcasters.”
It is still possible for community radio stations across the world to be added to this application − especially stations in Africa, which is currently under-represented.
The application also offers navigation through an interactive map available at this address: http://rebaixada.org/radcom/mapa/.
For more information on this app, please visit: http://www2.amarc.org/?q=node/1555