It is nice to see community radio stations grows in many communities across the country . If you can take your memory back to the 1990s the country had less Community stations compare to now .
On this article I will focus on educating you on how to start your own community radio station . Firstly you need to form the board of directors , those people will be the custodians of the community radio station , their positions shall be The Chairperson and the deputy , secretory , treasure and other board members at least the board must be formed by 5 people .
When the board is complete , you now need to sit down and draw up a radio station constitution and apply for a non profit organization from Department Of Social Development and it free of charge .
Icasa is the only organization that's gives you a right to broadcast , you will need to apply for a community radio sound license from Icasa which is not free , you will also need to check if the target area is there any usable and free frequency to broadcast , Sentech is another organization that's provide technical and analysts of radio frequencies across the country . The process to have your own station up and running it should be not less than 6 months .
If you have interest on starting your own broadcasting radio station do visit icasa website and read all the terms and conditions .
South Africa have more than 500 community radio stations across the province and they successful that includes , Jozi FM , Eldos FM , Kofifi FM , Itheku FM , Durban Youth Radio , Umtata Community Radio , Good News Community Radio , Lathitha FM , Life FM KZN , Ingwane FM , Ikhwezi FM , Ekurhuleni Community Radio , Karabo FM , Izwi Lo Mzansi FM and many radio stations .
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