COMMUNITY RADIO

GRINS (Gramin Radio Inter-Networking System) is an integrated software solution for running a community radio station that allows program scheduling and play-out, full telephony and SMS integration, Internet streaming, content management and statistical analysis of play-out history. This helps community radio stations manage complex station management tasks in an easy and error-free manner. Its greatest feature? As the most popular low-cost radio management solution, it touches 2.5 million listeners in over 6 countries.

Stations have used GRINS to do live broadcasts of NREGA (Rural Employment Guarantee scheme) and Panchayat meetings. Schools have played Antakshari over the phone and broadcast it on radio, via GRINS. A station has even run a reality show on folk music similar to Indian Idol, and used GRINS to track votes by listeners. Other stations have used the IVR (phone-based menu) feature of GRINS to record answers to quizzes, comments on problems with NREGA and PDS, anonymous reporting of events, and other purposes.

Want to know more about GRINS? Download the introductory document: An introduction to GRINS. Want to start using GRINS? It’s freely available under Apache License!! Download GRINS for Ubuntu 12.04 here and installation instructions here.

Or see the demo video.

Read about the power of GRINS to bring together community inputs through co-ordinated information campaigns here.

Over 30 community radio stations are using GRINS to do great things:


View Community radio stations with GRINS in a larger map


Read about the power of GRINS to bring together community inputs through co-ordinated information campaigns here and a list of Indian community radio stations using GRINS here.

Write to us at contact [at]gramvaani.org to begin to use GRINS.

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