Radio FTII 90.4, a community radio station was inaugurated on Jan 29, 2007.
Started in accordance with the Community Radio Policy of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, FTII was one of the very first applicants for setting up of a community radio station. The Community Radio went on-air through its trial broadcasting from 1st June 2006. Though regular daily broadcasting commenced from 29th January 2007, we started building up our programme bank from 2003 onwards by involving community, staff, and students.
Radio FTII’s efforts are towards giving access to the masses by ‘reaching the unreached’. At least 50% of the programmes are contributed or made by the community itself.
In order to achieve its goal and stay true to the tag line ‘In the service of community’ Radio FTII constantly tries to involve grass root level communities. Many social activists regularly visit the Radio FTII and contribute to the content bank.
Radio FTII has produced elaborative programs on International Women's Day, World Health Day, International Labor Day, World Environment Day, Human Rights Day, Teacher's Day, Heart Day, Girl Child Day, Children's Day and we also celebrate World Radio Day etc.
Radio FTII has also produced musical dramas like 'Ajawilaap' & 'Meghdoot' based on Kalidasa's work. Special programs having excellent entertainment value as well as strong social messages like 'Stree-Sukta’ have also been produced. We also have the original music recordings on Indian Classical Music with renowned artistes. The music repository contains the original recordings of Pt. Babanrao Haldankar, Dr. Ashok da Ranade, Dr. Ravindra Gadgil, Vaishali Jundre etc. Music Directors and maestros Bhaskar Chandavarkar and Anand Modak have also done their recordings at our studio.
Radio FTII produces several programmes in collaboration with organizations like CEMCA, REACH etc. on various subjects like Tuberculosis, Climate Change, Auto Rickshaw Drivers etc. Currently, Radio FTII is engaged in producing a 180-episode program series called ‘Mathematics from Radio’ to popularize mathematics among grass-roots.
As Cinema is our forte, Radio FTII encourages students and citizens to make a variety of programmes based on Film Education & Cinema.
Many of our programs are available on the web-radio www.edaa.in which is a Community Radio Portal supported by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.