The primary purpose of Richmond District Radio is to provide a “low tech” means to disseminate information vital to Richmond District residents in times of natural or civil disaster. Thankfully, disasters are infrequent. So what to do the rest of the time?
The station needs to be prepared to go on the air any time and under emergency operating conditions, I would like to see a regular emergency preparedness program used not only to provide information and encouragement for neighbors to be prepared but also to provide a means to continually test the station’s on-air readiness.
News of the neighborhood is always useful. However, just ask any regular broadcast station, producing news is time consuming and expensive. I would like contributors from around to neighborhood to be able to send in audio content to share over the neighborhood radio station. The web could be useful for this.
Community meetings could be broadcast. We could broadcast conversations with people that aim to represent our neighborhood to government.
What do you want to hear on a local neighborhood radio station?