I am a Kenyan lady who is very passioneate about radio. I have over 12 years experience in this area having worked with leading Media houses in Kenya. Out of this experience, i have traversed Kenya and gained alot of insight into audience needs. I am especially interested in working with community radio as i haver seen the positive transformation ocassioned by communication flow at the grassroot level. I have been invloved in the setting up of four community radio stations in Kenya each one of these broadcasting in different vernacular languages to different demographics across the country. In developing programming, i sought to understand the unique needs and challenges of each target community thus created content relevant to them. Some of these needs areas include child nutrition, family planning, income generating activities for youth and women, agri business etc.
I have had opportunity to identify and train talent for these stations seeing as most of the talent is hired purely on the strength of their ability to speak the language thus alot of training in areas such as interviewing and linking skills, writing for radio, running successful Ad campaigns etc.