This project is a radio programme which is broadcasted by a public radio broadcast service called in Turkish "Meteorolojinin Sesi Radyosu" in English "Voice of Meteorology". The programme concepts depends on sustainability, climate change, global warming, carbon emission, greenhouse gasses, meteorological dissasters and renewable energy etc... It has been broadcasted by Voice of Meteorology Radio Stations belongs to Turkish State Meteorological Service for almost 50 years in FM frequency over whole Turkey with 28 broadcasting stations. Voice of Meteorology Radio has the second overspreaded broadcasting network in Turkey after TRT (Turkish Radio and Television). The programme, Yeşil Radyo, has been presented by a radio presenter who is meteorologist and renewable energy expert. It is presented sometimes by himself or with a introducer or with a on-air guest who has some expertises on the subjects those Yeşil Radyo accepts as main topics.
Metosfer Energy Engineering and Meteorological Services Trading Limited Company - TurkeyLead applicant
Voice of Meteorology - TurkeyInitiative partner
Broadcasting services served by Turkish State Meteorological Service such as weather and marine forecasting, meteorological extreme events warnings, meteorological and climatological documentaries and informing, and other subjects which are related natural and social sciences etc...
Turkish State Meteorological Service - TurkeyInitiative partner
The main objectives of the TSMS are: To make observations, To provide forecasts, To provide climatological data, archive data, and other information, To communicate these to the public, To provide meteorological needs of army and civil avition.
iNFORMING PEOPLE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE WORLD VIA RADIO BROADCAST
There are many academic and theoretical words on sustainable life style around. However much percentage of people doesn't know what it is and how useful it is for people and nature. Less percentage of people study and think on it, write about it in articles, speak in huge congress hall, make some decision to survive it etc... Majority of society either has not heard anything about it or has just heard only its name.
This project aimed to announce what the sustainable life and its components are by using a large-spreaded radio broadcasting over Turkey.
As a developing country, Turkey and its community newly started to notice climate change, its geographical and economic outputs, and these outputs' reflections on social and cultural. Turkish people gradually pays attention to the outputs and reflections of these human components. They should pass next level that they think about it and generate solution for them. Suchlike practices can create a way to bring people from unaware position to well informed level. Yeşil Radyo aimed at making people informed which climate change and its results can be stopped or slowed by human again via sound waves twice a week and 52 weeks a year.
Voice of Meteorology can reach people who live not only city centers but also country sides. Main part of audience is generally following meteorological weather and marine forecast for their region because of they are cultivating crops, raising livestock and fishing. To talk about renewable energy, greenhouse gasses and global warming effects audience positively in the name of awareness on world or earth problems. This method is like a subliminal message for people who's main goal is listening weather reports and some musics between reports. Lots of people write and give a call to Yeşil Radyo programmer about subject discussed last programme. These questions and comments are tangible results of Yeşil Radyo initiative.
The real beneficiaries of Yeşil Radyo are people who are related with the science in general and meteorology in specific. Many of audience is following the radio, Voice of Meteorology, in order to reach knowledge, information and warnings about the weather. So we can easily say the group of people who listen the radio are filtered and classified otomatically in the point of needs.
Main performer of the initiative is Dr. Levent YALÇIN. An assistance assist the main performer by introducing, asking and directing. Guests who join the Yeşil Radyo programme as an expert on some of main subjects of it are also other performers.
There are also technical broadcasting personel employed by Voice of Meteorology. They are director, producer, sound man and mounter.
Designing a radio programme and announce it to main target group is certainly hard and expertise needed. I, as a designer and producer of Yeşil Radyo, decided to define my deficiencies and overcome method. So I got a course about radio programme producing and presenting it on air. Certificate of the course are attached.
Then I prepaired a mailing list containing audiences contact info to announce Yeşil Radyo and its guests and its subject which we talk about for that week.
Yeşil Radyo concept has actually subjects about sustainability such as energy savings, sustainable living, green gas effect, climate change, renewable energy etc... People who Voice of Meteorology's signal reaches start to think about these highlights nolens volens. So we can say Yeşil Radyo has direct environmental impact on tousands of people.
Because of it is a radio program, there is an opportunity to reach a wide range of people at a time. Due to sustainability and duplicability we save all program voice file and convert them into video format in order to put them to a video sharing web site youtube.com with the name of "yesilradyo". Some of followers who can not catch the program on radio or who wants to listen the program again can easily reach by entering youtube web site. This channel also give a chance to the followers to give feedback which corrects, confirms or directs us.
A few radio station especially broadcasted on internet offered us to produce like this programs on their stations. But we have not accepted these offers, yet!
Original and innovative methodologies in order to disseminate Yeşil Radyo to people, we use modern technological ways. Youtube and facebook and also emailing are some of tools to disseminate and promote Yeşil Radyo talks.