Training guide: Sustainability of community radios – Module 5

    | May 13, 2013

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    Search for Common Ground has published the fifth in a series of ten modules that provide guidance on various aspects of managing and operating community radio stations. The modules are intended to build the capacity of independent rural radio stations in Africa.

    Module 5 is now available in English and French. The guidebooks provide practical advice to help improve administrative management, increase resource generation, use financial tools, and improve marketing strategies. They also provide guidelines for programming.

    Module 5 continues the theme of the preceding module and elaborates on ways of involving community members in production and programming – a central feature of community radios.

    It presents the notion of “public programming,” highlights the advantages of listeners’ clubs, and offers practical guidance to make programs genuinely participatory and community-oriented.

    You may need to register for this site, but it is simple, fast and free to do so. You can download module 5 through this link: Or visit and click the Guidebooks link on the left.