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street photography Johannesburg radio station

"I am the Station and Programme Manager of a community radio station in Johannesburg. In 1994, when radio was democratized, it was supposed to break the monopolies.

"But the truth is getting a commercial radio licence is like having a licence to print money. As a result, huge conglomerates sprang up and, if they could, they'd have us shut down in a moment.

"It's an uphill battle for community radio stations but I am optimistic about the future. Community radio is going in the same direction as community newspapers, in that can do stuff commercial stations can't or won't.

"We present organisations that would never be featured on the commercial stations. We tell the stories of NGOs, little soup kitchens and community events. We are a part of the community."

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Street photography South Africa