Radio is one of the most effective ways of disseminating our message to the public. In January 2007, JMC obtained a government license to operate a radio station. Radio Jagaran – which broadcasts from Rupandehi, a city in the western region of Nepal, operates at 93.6 MHz with a capacity of 500 watts. It can be heard in the districts of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Pyuthan, Dang, Tanahu, Chitwan and Gulmi. Radio Jagaran hosts a variety of programs in order to establish social justice, address Dalit-based issues and to lobby for securing constitutional rights for Dalits, other minorities, women, physically challenged, ethnic castes, indigenous people, Muslims and Madhesis. It broadcasts programs 18 hours per day.
Jagaran Information Centers:
With the view of maintaining mutual collaboration between Radio Jagaran and the community levels people, 20 Information Centers have been formed in the 15 VDCs of Rupendehi, Kapilvastu and Navalparasi.
Because of popularity of the Radio Jagaran 93.6 MHz, local people surrounding three districts started forming Jagaran Groupsto get associated with the radio station. More than 30 groups have been formed so far.
Both Jagaran Information Centers and Jagaran Group were formed in the local initiatives to work as bridge between community level people and Radio station. They are self sustained and socially motivated and committed to mitigate social injustice through participatory method. They carry out door to door campaign, street drama, lobby with law enforcement agencies and policy makers of local level and report local news to Radio Jagaran.