First community radio in Central Asia launched
‘You are in the remarkable position of writing the media history of your own country,’ said Tarja Virtanen, UNESCO Representative to Kyrgyzstan, speaking to the staff collective of Radiomost on the final day of a UNESCO-sponsored training workshop on community radio, reports UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty.
The first radio service of its kind in Central Asia, Radiomost is located in Talas, a relatively remote mountain valley in northwest Kyrgyzstan. The station has been broadcasting since July 2007. The name Radiomost, literally ‘Radiobridge’ in Russian, is a reference to the station’s aim to bridge the local information gap and to promote dialogue and mutual understanding.
(Gazeta.kz via Media Network Weblog)
(the frequency of the station is 100.5 MHz / finndxer)