Author: AHM Bazlur Rahman, June 16 2016 - As part of addressing the risk of Cyclone Roanu, eight community radio (CR) stations in the coastal region of Bangladesh broadcasted 348 hours program for 3 days continuously from May 19 to May 21, 2016.
The community radio stations broadcasted and served on 24-hours basis to keep alert the community during and after Cyclone Roanu hit in the coastal belt of the country. These eight community radio stations situated in the coastal region played a big role in saving people’s lives and assets.
Following the cyclone warning signals the stations started broadcasting from 19 May afternoon and continued non-stop till midnight of 21st May. During the time they have broadcasted 348 hours, of those 187 hours are fully around the message and information on Cyclone Roanu, the disaster, it’s after-effects and what should be done for the community.