The invention of the transistor radio in 1960 revolutionized the practice of and right to inquiry. Everyone could receive news, information, and music, no matter their location. Television does enjoy widespread popularity, and satellite television has broken down state monopolization of information. Nevertheless, radio has remained families’ and individuals’ favorite companion.
With the development of modern means of communication, not only receiving but also establishing radio stations became easy.
There are several television stations that take a stand with the Syrian revolution, but they do not have radio counterparts. Some youth groups noticed this deficiency and established their own low-cost radio stations that are broadcasted over the internet at specific times.
These radio stations focus on the issues that reflect life in the time of revolution. They do not report news from the battlefield as much as they concentrate on broadcasting cultural and social programs. These programs utilize language that is free from complexity and close to the people. The credit probably goes to groups that consist entirely of young, peaceful activists who run these stations and contributed to the launching of the revolution.