Raghav Mahato is the MAN. Talk about DIY, he started his own pirate FM radio station by building an FM radio transmitter with equipment costing under $1, and setting up camp in a shack stacked with cassette tapes and a couple of tape players in Bihar, India.
Now his station, FM Mansoorpur 1!, is heard by thousands of villagers. He earns no money from it, but simply satisfies a passion for radio.
Imagine what this guy could do with some kind of budget. Read the full story here.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, Radio Raghav FM Mansoorpur 1 was recently shut down by the government for not having a license. It’s unfortunate to see ingenuity rewarded in this way. I wish the best of luck to Raghav. (Thanks to Prithwis for the update in his comment below.)]]>