Natrinai – the radio service without a studio
The Natrinai Audio Gallery is a radio service that is making waves without a studio. It has completed 500 episodes in September 2016, and is racing towards its 700th recording.
The service began as a WhatsApp group messaging service to create a bank of audio learning material for visually challenged students in Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu. Blind listeners enjoy the Natrinai bulletins because they could be played at their convenience, and they could stay informed about current affairs.
There is a daily general knowledge quiz, readings from literary works, and storytelling segments. From a WhatsApp group, today it has become a website -www.natrinai.org.
Natrinai has retained its WhatsApp number – 8220999799 – but the archived recordings can be found only on the website. The feed runs from 6 AM to 9 AM and is re-telecast from 6 PM to 9 PM on the same day.