Top Story


Home >> Media - Radio >> Article

TRAI releases consultation paper on community radio

Font Size   16
TRAI releases consultation paper on community radio

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a consultation paper on issues relating to community radio. The Consultation Paper dwells on key issues like the rationale for community radio, present framework and progress of the scheme, issues relating to eligibility, licensing process, funding of community radio station and regulation and monitoring of community radio stations.

As far as the licensing process is concerned, TRAI is seeking feedback on issues such as whether the applicants may be given temporary permits to operate for the time taken to grant a regular license. There is also the issue on whether an independent licensing body should be set up to examine, evaluate and decide on the applications for community radio licensing. The regulator is also examining as to whether the need to furnish a bank guarantee could be done away with.

Earlier, TRAI had released a consultation paper on issues relating to the second phase of private FM radio broadcasting on April14. It had received a number of responses on the paper relating to issues on the need for expansion of community radio.


Markus Noder, Managing Partner, Serviceplan International, shared innovative tools, ideas and methodologies to generate tangible business values

The primary reason that led to growth of OTT is the constant improvement of internet speed and service across the country: Sandeep Gupta, ACT Fibernet

Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder, Chief Creative, One Life Studios and Swastik Productions, on owning the IP on his most ambitious project 'Porus,' the risk of recovering its cost and his distribution strategy

Webscale plans to build the brand around smooth operations for the e-commerce sector and then move on to demand generation

The Tata Group is considering review of its Public Relations mandate which is currently handled by PR firm Edelman in association with Rediffusion. The review is likely to happen post January 2018.

KVL Narayan Rao, Group CEO, and Executive Vice Chairman of NDTV passed away at 63 after battling cancer for two years

Week 44 (October 29-November 4, 2017) of RAM Ratings saw Big FM and Fever FM dominating Mumbai. Meanwhile Fever, Radio City and Radio Mirchi dominated Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata respectively.