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Local Radio Station in DERA ISMAIL KHAN

Radio is a cheap, common and easy source/mean of communication. Which is commonly used by all categories’ of peoples like elders, youth, children, women, religious peoples, literate and illiterate peoples. It’s 98% listeners are rural areas community. There are three Radio channels functioning in Dera ismail Khan, Radio Pakistan – FM-93, campus Radio 104.6 (managed By Gomal University D.I.Khan), and Global FM-91 D.I.Khan.

FM global 91 Dera ismail khans is private Radio Channel, established in December 2006. A local political/social activist is founder of this radio station. The office is located near to JEN office in D I Khan. The height of the first tower was 160 feet which was destroyed in heavy storm of 2008; its radius was around 50 KM. The current tower’s height is 60 Ft it’s total radius is 15 Km.


The funding sources are local markets and owner’s contribution. The average income from local markets is PKR 70,000 per month which is 40% of the total requirements.
Different programs like music, entertainment, news and current affairs are broadcasting from this station every day.

It’s 90% listeners are youth because it is mainly focusing on youth problems. The other problems of the citizens are highlighted in its programs in which the concern government authorities are also invited so through this way 40 to 50% of the citizen’s problems solved.

This station is very active in the field of advocacy and awareness programs for the IDPs of SWA and local communities which affected during flood and conflict of S.W.A. the programs are broadcasted in Pashto, Saraiki and Urdu language. It was also used as alarming/early warning system during flood. JEN local team is regularly listening to this radio station via their mobile phones and collects the information which is relevant to our field.

[JEN staffs interviewing Radio station staffs]

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February 6, 2014 in Pakistan |