Friday, December 21, 2012


Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are generally non-profit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.

In many parts of the world, community radio acts as a vehicle for the community and voluntary sector, civil society, agencies, NGOs and citizens to work in partnership to further community development aims, in addition to broadcasting.

HUHESO community radio station which will responds to the needs of the people. It will brings news, views, stories and happenings surrounding various topics such as education, health, women, youth, community, culture, customs and traditions. Such topics that will educate and empower the people as they strive to overcome social issues such as HIV/AIDS, CANCER, Human right, Gender equality, Children rights, Child and women abuse,  alcoholism, drug abuse, male domination and ethnic rivalry.

Dear friends of HUHESO Foundation we beg you for any who is interested to educate community by using radio we request your support to establish community radio in Kahama Tanzania. We believe it will be the best way for people to learn more from radio here in Kahama district.

Community radio will help us to expand our service in Kahama district, several times we used another radio that charges a lot of money when we are airing our program from young reporters who are using radio to their program its about a four month since they stopped to air their program because the cost is very high. These are some photo for our Young Reporter Network who spend their time to produce their program.

 Hear are our young reporters at Kahama fm Radio reporting news this is Rehema Kasiani and Tedy Daniel.
 Here are Happiness Fredy and Halphan Soud at Kahama fm.

 Irene Johachim and Monica Johachim at Kahama fm Radio studio after reporting their program.
 Benedictor Ruta at Kahama fm Radio Studio.

Some of the equipment needed are

1. Transmission Equipment
Name of the equipment
Brief function
Takes your broadcast message from your studio room, encodes it as sine waves and transmits it as radio waves.
The receiver receives the broadcast message and decodes the radio sine waves (simply put, a radio set).
For sending radio signals. Required one each for transmission and receiving of radio waves.
Transmission lines
Used to transfer radio signals from one location to another. (say from the studio to the location of transmitter)
Audio Processor
Used to improve and optimize the quality of sound to be broadcast. These days this function is undertaken by inexpensive software programs.
For connecting various equipments to each other.
Interface panel remote control
Interface panel is used to input broadcast data into transmitter (Basically an interface between studio and transmission site). Remote control is required to be able to feed those data from far off (say from your studio)
For connecting equipments located at a distance from each other.
Equipment Rack
For holding all equipments in a stable, secure and logical manner.
Power Protection equipments
To supply power and protect the equipments from unwanted power fluctuations.
For uninterrupted power supply.

2. Production & Studio Equipment
Name of the equipment
Brief function
For converting the sound waves into electrical energy.
Silent Microphone boom arms.
For holding and moving the microphone across.
CD players
Playing the music
Allows the jockey to control various aspects of radio broadcast
Low power signals to high power signals
Monitor Speakers.
To monitor the quality of broadcast
Speaker Mounts
To hold speakers
Computer automation software.
They are used for wide variety of purposes and have replaced several functions previously managed by costly equipments
Rack Mount
Holds all the equipments
Power Protection Units
To supply power and protect the equipments from unwanted power fluctuations. 

 Young Reporters are in The community correcting news to people who are living in hardship.
 Irene Johachim is interviewing Kahama district Medical assistant about Food and Nutrition for Children under fives ans women in Kahama.
 Rachel Simon is interviewing patient at Kahama district Hospital.

 Rehema Kasian is interviewing Patient at Kahama district Hospital.

 Young Reporters Network in Kahama at Kahama district hospital after correcting news.

 Juma Hassan at the training how to use tape recorder behind is Halphan Soud.

 Juma Hassan interviewing mary in Kahama.
 Mary Chagula is making inteview with Mr. Plasidius Mwemezi in Kahama.

 Magdalena on the training on to use tape recorder.

 Rehema Kasian interviewing patient at Kahama District hospital.

    Young Reporter with elders to correct information how they live, these people are living in hardship in Kahama district. 

I would like to welcome all who are interested to support to have a community radio please contact 

Juma Mwesigwa
Executive Director
HUHESO Foundation
P.O.Box 619,

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