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Thaimaiea Thayangathey (Tamil)   
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This programme is based on the issue of breastfeeding. It aims to create awareness about the importance of breastfeeding and was broadcast during breastfeeding week. This is an award-winning programme and was awarded under Most innovative category during the National Community Radio Awards held in February 2013.


<p>We stand for voice to and for the voiceless, following the dictum by the community, of the community, and for the community. The mission is to serve the isolated and economically deprived community by bridging social gaps to develop community&rsquo; knowledge in various fields.</p>

<p>The regions covered by our radio are among the most far-flung of Tamil Nadu&rsquo;s districts. The management hasbeen involved in helping the economically deprived communities in the region.</p> <p>Our organisation, running the SSM College of Engineering and the SSM College of Arts and Science,was introduced to the concept of community radisthrough the AmateurRadio Network. The institution had the experience of running an Amateur Wireless TelegraphStation and so, found the idea of community radio interesting.</p>

The proposed timing of broadcast are: 6:00 am – 8:00 am and repeat 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Language of Broadcast: Tamil

 Source: Compendium 2011 and 2012, CEMCA and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Signature Programme: Nammaoru, Ariyathagaval, Uzhavu,Unnalummudium,Tholilvalarchi Community Participation: Community participation is the cornerstone of SSM Community Radio and the radio team ensures this by moving from place to place, visiting government officials, doctors, panchayatleaders, NGOs, self-employed people and also by inviting them to our studio. The radio team has been attending local functions and organising functions along with local clubs and societies. Innovations in Format: Group discussions, interview, folk songs, and folk dramas.

Funding and Partnerships Funding at the time of inception for infrastructure and procurement of technical items was provided by the management of the SSM institutions. Day-to-day funding, including staff salary, station maintenance and other expenses are also supported by the SSM management, though some funding comes from advertisements as well.

<p>SSM Community Radio began its launch with airing a live programme which was also the case on the third day of broadcast when it went live along with All India Radio, Coimbatore for an hour. Besides this, SSM has provided live coverage to religious functions in its vicinity.Local NGOs haveacknowledged SSM Community Radio as an important organisation and included details in many of their publications.</p>

<p><strong>Core Team</strong></p> <ul> <li>G.K.JakirHussain</li> <li>S.Suresh</li> <li>S.Prabakaran</li> <li>V.Thanigaivel</li> </ul> <p><strong>CRMC Members</strong></p> <ul> <li>M.S.Mathivaanan</li> <li>IndarjithMathivaanan</li> <li>K.Raj Kumar</li> <li>A.Subramanian</li> <li>G.K.JakirHussain</li> <li>S.Suresh</li> <li>S.Prabakaran</li> <li>V.Thanigaivel and 43 others</li> </ul>

Station Manager, SSM Community Radio Station, SSM College of Engineering, NH - 47 Salem Main Road, Komarapalayam, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu - 638183
Phone: 9894704992, 9600548540
Email: crs@ssmce.ac.in, gkjakirhussain@gmail.com

Frequency : 90.80000305175781
Broadcast hours : 06:00 - 12:00 15:00 - 21:00 Hours
Established in : 2012-02-13
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