TRC radio stations highly trusted by listeners

The Radio Community Network stations are highly trusted by its listeners, an online survey shows.

The study, comprising nine survey questions, was designed on google forms. Each of the four radio stations surveyed had a different google form, targeting at least 50 randomly selected callers per station.

Presenters at each of the four radio stations interviewed at least 50 pre-selected callers.

The callers were drawn from the TRC database using a standard sample criterion. A total of 210 respondents were interviewed across the four radio stations (Akol Yam=58, Mayardit=50, Mingkaman=51 and Singaita=51).

The survey was rolled out between the 12th, and 19th of September 2023.

In the survey, Akol yam 91 FM emerged number one, with 100% of the respondents saying they highly trust the radio station; Mayardit 90.7 FM followed, with 90% of respondents saying they highly trust the Community radio station.

Meanwhile, 74.5% of Mingkaman FM respondents said they highly trusted the radio station; and 41.2% of callers of Singaita FM said they highly trust the radio station.

191 callers, about 91% of the total (210) respondents are young people between the ages of 15 and 35 years, and 31% (about 65) of them are female while 69% of them are Male.

The Radio Community is an independent media organization registered in South Sudan since 2015 and operates a network of community radio stations with a commitment to public service broadcasting.

The stations were built between 2006 and 2009 by Internews with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).