Giyani Community Radio FM
Giyani Community Radio FM (GCR) is a Non-Profit Organization and a community radio station established by Giyani community. It is located at the town of Giyani in the Mopani Local Municipality. The station has a 50 km broadcasting radius which covers the following areas: Greater Giyani Local Municipality area, the Vhembe and Mopani District Municipality, Mutale Local Municipality, North of Kruger National Park on the eastern side and Makhado Local Municipality in the South, Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern parts.
The station broadcasts for 24 hours per day in Xitsonga, English, Tshivenda, and Northern Sotho. The GCR was created by collective activism of the community and civil society calling for more rigorous community participation corporate governance unheard of nationally. GCR was formed recently with the aim of providing exciting state of community radio. GCR is a community radio station that will broadcast 24/7 on the 106 FM frequencies. It will be on air by July 2013.
GCR contributes to community development, by addressing community, national and global issues, challenges and opportunities. The station ensures that individuals in these communities have access to knowledge that empowers them to live lives that are based on fundamental human values. GCR will showcase a unique community radio model of civil society leadership in terms of corporate governance and community broadcasting service.
Our prime purpose is to ensure that professionalism, innovative and effective ideas are employed in response to the diverse needs of our customers and the target market. Our work will immediately enhance trust in the community, both between management and stakeholders as well as between stakeholders and the public.