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    How to Use Internet Audio Streaming and Messaging Apps to Produce Community Radio.

    Based on the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Radio Station, South Africa.

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    This brief explains how to use commodity software, hardware, Internet audio streaming, and messaging apps to empower members of a community to operate a broadcasting service akin to a “community radio station” at low-cost, even while physical distancing restrictions are in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The paper covers technical aspects for operating such a broadcasting service and provides references to the approach taken by the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Radio station, winner of the Reboot Health & Wellbeing challenge organized by the World Health Organization and its partners.