FM stations contribute to community development in several ways.
The first way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by informing the members of the communities about ways in which they can improve their lives. There are FM stations which run topical programs through which this sort of information is passed along. But even when the ‘informational’ role is not played directly through programs, the information does still get passed along through, say, motivational music pieces.
The second way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by providing platforms through which members of the communities who are in the entertainment sector can showcase their work. This is especially the case for folks in the music industry, who for many years, have relied on radio to popularize their music (when it gets airplay).
The third way in which FM stations contribute to community development is by educating the community members on what is expected of them, at various levels. We, for instance, have some FM stations that run counseling programs, through which members of the communities get to acquire self growth knowledge. Often, these programs are facilitated by highly qualified providers of counseling services, these being as good counselors as those who run the highly-acclaimed Broward schools virtual counselor program.