Facilitators’ Guide | Introduction

The idea behind RadioActive is to use internet-based community radio and augmented social media to address the engagement, empowerment, informal learning and employability of disadvantaged or at risk groups.

The technology to do this is relatively cheap. It is possible to set up a basic internet radio station for around £200, assuming access to a computer and an internet connection although obviously more sophisticated equipment can cost more.

Whilst in the past access to a streaming server has been a barrier, it is now possible to purchase bandwidth on a ‘pay as you go’ basis starting from as little as £10.