Zakir Hossain: A friend of community radio
Zakir is one of the probable remotest listeners of Lokobetar, the first community radio in Bangladesh based in Barguna. Zakir who lives in Kolapara, a locality which is 16 km. far from the radio station in Barguna. He has been listening to the Lokobetar programmes for the last one year. He also took part in quiz competition and enjoyed his favorite songs on request. Zakir shares his enjoyment of listening to Lokobetar with the fellow villagers too. He has set a loud speaker for which a good many listeners can enjoy Lokobetars programme together. There is growing a mutual understanding between Zakir and the fellow villagers around collective exposure of the radio programmes. He said, the villagers could then know many things on weather, health, agriculture and education from the radio programmes which were facilitating the village people to bring about a qualitative change in life and livelihood.