Youths from Bhutanese community have started weekly radio program from Radio Adelaide from March 4. The program goes on air every Sunday at 1 PM for an hour. The program can be heard at 101.5 FM, online at radio.adelaide.edu.au or in digital radio. The program is uploaded in ipajournal.com for listeners who could not listen live.
The youth team started the radio program with the grant support from Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) – the South Australian government agency to work with youths.It is the first time Bhutanese youths received grants to run radio project.
Prior to commencing the program, eight youths (Indra Adhikari, LokPoudel, Devi Pokhrel, Ganga Adhikari, SeetaDulal, NeeruKhapangi, UnishaSamal and PuskarDhakal) also received Certificate III in Technical Production of radio programs.
The AUD$ 6000 grant id bring used for payment to radio station for program and train eight youths to operate the technical panel to run the program. Unlike in Nepal, the program presenter has to operate the technical panel as well in Australian radio stations.
It is the third Nepali language radio program in South Australia.
The radio program is specially designed for youths. According to the radio team, all contents for radio program will be based on needs and demand of the youths from Bhutanese community. The programs include youth news from around the world, educational opportunities available, ways to find jobs, events around Adelaide with intention to encourage youths to participate, story of world famous people as inspiration to youngsters and Nepali-Bhutanese music.