Certified Peer Reviewers
ASIF RAYMA, Sayyyaje re Radio
Asif Rayma is passionate about community radio and “lets his work speak for himself”. He has been with Saiyyaje re Radio and takes care of programming matters at the radio station. Asif believes that the community is main driver behind the success of a CR station and that every station should strive to be as transparent with its stakeholders as possible.
NEETU SINGH, Waqt Ki Awaz
Neetu Singh has been with Waqt Ki Awaz in Kanpur for the last three years. She is also the co-ordinator of the Gali Gali Sim Sim programme for children at the CR station. She researches, scripts, records and edits programmes, conducts focus group discussions and interacts with the community regularly. A post-graduate in journalism, Neetu Singh also handles documentation at Waqt Ki Awaz.
FAQAT HUSSAIN, Alfaz-e-Mewat
Fakat Hussain is a senior reporter with Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 in village Ghaghas, district Mewat, Haryana and has been associated with the station since its inception. Fakat is pursuing a university degree. His passion for radio has earned him the title ‘Mewat’s coolest radio jockey.’ He hosts a show ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (straight from the heart) where he plays back select feedback recordings and shares responses to questions posed by listeners. Fakat enjoys editing the most as he holds an ear for sound effects and making the programs as close to people as possible.
SUBHASHREE BEHERA, Radio Madhuban
Subhashree Behera is a volunteer with Radio Madhuban in Rajasthan. Serving the community is her motto and she “loves to be on air”.
VANDANA BACHETY, Gurgaon Ki Awaz
Vandana Bachety has been with Gurgaon Ki Awaz (GKA), community radio in Gurgaon, Haryana since 2010. GKA, the first CR station in Haryana has been broadcasting 22X7, in Hindi and Haryanvi. Community radio is her passion and capacity building her forte. A post-graduate in Hindi, Vandana handles programme production, editing, anchoring, script writing & project management.
SANJAY CHANDEKAR, Radio FTII
Sanjay Chandekar is in charge of RadioFTII since 2008. An electronics engineering graduate he also holds an M.A. (Indology) & P.G.Diploma in Journalism & Mass Communication. Chandekar is a musician (Violin & Harmonium artiste) & Sangeet Visharad. He is also the recipient of the one-year fellowship from Asiatic Society of Mumbai regarding a study on Community radio in India.
GITALI KAKATI, Jnan Taranga
Gitali Kakati has been Programme Coordinator at Jnan Taranga, the first CR station in the northeast, since 2011. She is also a Teaching Assistant in Mass Communication at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati. She has been charged with programming for a variety of audiences including street singers, senior citizens & tribals.
NAVEEN SEN, Bol Hyderabad 90.4 fm
Naveen Sen is the station coordinator at Bol Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad’s campus radio station since its inception in 2011. He worked with a radio station in Saudi Arabia before shifting back to India. He is in-charge of programming & lining up broadcast schedules and co-ordinates work with faculty members, students and the community in broadcasting programmes for over five hours.
MAHESH JAGTAP, Vidyavani Community Radio
Mahesh Jagtap has been with Vidyavani Community Radio (VCR), Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. A PG in Mass Communication, Mahesh produces programmes of community interest at VCR. His programmes also focus on building softskills of students.
RAMAKRISHNAN R. NILA CRS 90.4 fm
Ramakrishnan R. is Program Co-ordinator, NILA CRS 90.4. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Master of Computer Applications, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Madagadipet, Puducherry. He was involved in production of programmes ‘Science for Women’ & ‘Planet Earth’, both sponsored by the DST.
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NAHEDABANO SHAIK, Radio Bundelkhand
Nahedabano Shaik is the Station Manager of Radio Bundelkhand, located in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. She plans & co-ordinates programming & production at the radio station.
JANISAR QURESHI, Pesh Kadam CR
Janisar Qureshi is a producer at Pesh Kadam CR, an initiative in Awantipora in Kashmir region. Her programmes focus on employment opportunities for people in the listening area of the radio.
ALGOLE NARSAMMA, Sangham Radio
Algole Narsamma is one of the two station co-ordinators at Sangham Radio in Medak district of Telangana state. Her programming focuses on local agricultural practices and folk traditions.
SUNIL PALASKAR, Neotech CRS
Sunil Palaskar manages the Neotech CRS in Surguja district of Chattisgarh. His radio station seeks to provide a voice to the youth of the region and focuses on employment opportunities and folk arts.
JACOB JOSEPH, Radio Benziger
Jacob Joseph is the station manager at Radio Benziger. He manages programming and oversees production in areas such as climate change & issues concerning fishermen.
YUVRAJ JADHAV, Vasundhara Vahini
Yuvraj Jadhav works with Vasundhara Vahini in Baramati, Maharashtra. Vasundhara Vahini focuses on the agricultural community in the region and Yuvraj’s programmes focus on horticulture, animal husbandry etc.
YAMAN PULATE, KVK Pravara CR
Yaman Pulate is programming officer at KVK Pravara Community Radio, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. His programmes focus on innovative & best practices in farming and disseminating the same using local cultural forms.
PRADEEPTA KUMAR DUTTA, Radio Kissan
Pradeepta Kumar Dutta is part of the core team that manages Radio Kissan. As studio head, he is in-charge of production related matters. He’s also involved in documenting local art forms in the broadcast area of the radio station.
RAJKUMAR SINGH, CMS Radio
Raj Kumar Singh is station manager at CMS Radio in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He produces educational programmes in both English & Hindi that are also highly interactive. He’s also involved in producing career-based programmes at the station.
SANTOSH THOMAS, Radio Mattoli
Santosh Thomas is Assistant Director at Radio Mattoli, Mananthavady, Kerala. He is in-charge of ensuring the smooth functioning of all radio equipment including the ones in the studio.
SUMESH KUMAR, Radio Macfast
Sumesh Kumar is a Radio Jockey but also produces programmes at Radio Macfast, Thiruvilla, Kerala. He has been involved in many innovative programmes that have brought about small but significant changes in the listening area.
BRIJENDER PANWAR, Hamara Radio
Brijender Panwar is Director of MSPICM in Himachal Pradesh. He initiated the Hamara Radio community radio whose content revolves around developmental issues of health, agriculture, employment, government opportunities, literacy programmes and life coping skills.
RICHA SHARMA, Desh Bhagat Radio
Richa Sharma is Operations Head at Desh Bhagat Radio, Chandigarh. She worked in the media for over a decade and half and runs campaigns for Desh Bhagat Radio.
MANMOHAN SINGH, Sanjha Radio
Manmohan Singh is with Sanjha Radio in Yamunanagar, New Delhi which focuses on local self-governance, political rights etc.
DESHRAJ SINGH, Radio Mewat
Deshraj Singh is Programming Head with Radio Mewat, New Delhi. A community media trainer, Deshraj also co-ordinates all training activities and runs on-air campaigns at the station.
SANTOSH KUMAR, Delhi University CR
Santosh Kumar is an RJ at the Delhi University CR. He is also in-charge of out-door recordings & internet radio at the station.
BHARATH BADIGER, Venudhwani CR
Bharath Badiger is Programme Co-ordinator at Venudhwani CR in Belgaum, Karnataka. He takes care of all programming needs of the radio station and conducts capacity building workshops for members of the community who wish to participate in the station.