Radio storytelling and community empowerment in Vinzons
6 January 2020
By David Robie
MANILA (Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Watch): Operating out of a modest three-roomed rooftop suite overlooking the local marketplace in the rice-producing Bicol township of Vinzons, a tiny Filipino community radio startup is quietly making its mark.
Radyo Katabang 107.7FM only began broadcasting two years ago out of a studio lined with egg-container acoustic buffers in the Camarines Norte community in the central Philippines island of Luzon.
But it has already picked up a national community radio award for best coverage of current events.