NNC Conducts Hands-On Training for New Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations

It’s full speed ahead for the new Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations! After the conduct of the hands-on training on community radio broadcasting, the ten new radio stations will immediately have their inaugural broadcast as the National Telecommunications Commission has granted the NNC the necessary licenses to operate the stations. To date, seven of the ten radio stations are now on air and broadcasting. These are:

  • Radyo Kauswagan, DYNF-FM 91.3, Eastern Samar State University, Borongan City, Eastern Samar
  • Radyo Kalamboan, DXNE-FM 94.3, Tubod, Lanao del Norte
  • Radyo Kaunlaran, DZNI-FM 99.7, Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Bansud Campus, Bansud, Oriental Mindoro
  • Radyo Kasannangan, DXNH-FM 94.1, MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
  • Radyo Kahimsog, DYNE-FM 97.5, Cebu Technological University, Barili, Cebu
  • Radyo Kasadya, DXNF-FM 99.9, President Roxas, Cotabato
  • Radyo Kaamigo, DZNJ-FM 98.9, Catanduanes State University, Panganiban, Catanduanes on 1-5 April
The other three radio stations are also scheduled to conduct the hands-on training followed immediately by inaugural broadcasts. These are:
  • Basco, Batanes on 8-12 April
  • Lagangilang, Abra on 15-18 April
  • Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte on 21-26 April
The hands-on training on community radio broadcasting is part of the capacity building aspect of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program. The NNC provides the equipment and training while the partner local government unit or state university and college manages and maintains the station and provides the broadcast personnel as well. During the training, the community radio council is also organized. The multi-sectoral radio council is expected to manage the station in coordination with the station personnel.

The Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program is a strategy of the National Nutrition Council that aims to empower communities through the establishment of community radio stations to disseminate nutrition, health and development-oriented information. The program has established 15 Nutriskwela Community radio stations the first five in 2008 and the second ten in 2010.

Source: National Nutrition Council