Community Radio That Solves Problems
The big city paradox: the denser the population, the more isolated you feel. This was the case even in hospitality-renowned Thailand’s big city, Bangkok. Then RDCK (Ruam Duay Chuay Kan or “Come Together to Help Each Other”), a community FM station, went on the air and brought everyone a little bit closer together.
In its latest issue, Monocle describes in detail how RDCK has empowered citizens with problems (e.g. snake attacks, missing people) to call in and get help. The station has also shown the city that many of its everyday heroes are driving buses and taxi cabs: