With coronavirus fears spreading, many community radio stations are scrambling to address the programming, news and volunteer needs they face.
Here is a list of resources gathered by the US National Federation of Community Broadcasters: https://nfcb.org/coronavirus-resources-for-community-radio/
Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio have conducted a survey on listener attitudes and habits during the Coronavirus pandemic. In the results, it becomes apparent that radio remains one of the most important mediums during the global pandemic.
“UNESCO and radio stations mobilized to fight against COVID-19
To contribute to countering disinformation on COVID-19 and promoting healthy behaviours, UNESCO has produced a series of audio messages that can be freely used by radio stations from around the world. UNESCO is making these resources available to help stop the harm caused by the so called “info-demic” accompanying the virus. The short audio messages (available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic) give useful information on preventive measures, debunk myths about the virus, and highlight the importance of non-discrimination and solidarity.
Prevention and protection against COVID-19 and countering disinformation are everyone’s concern – and everyone can contribute to sharing reliable information.
The audio messages can be freely downloaded and broadcast by public, private and community radio stations in various parts of the world.
Please broadcast and share these audio recordings.
If you have questions, please contact : [email protected](link sends e-mail)