We have previously touched on the increase of local radio stations. Mpika is fighting for its own even as Mwinilunga comes under government's radar of bureacrats. Both stories illustrate the value of local radio and its increasing role in shaping political dialogue. But a more important point is that local radio helps achieve three critical barriers that local people face - coordinating themselves for social good; lack of information; and "national language" requirements. No longer do people have to listen to "English powered stations", they can communicate to each other on radio in their languages.