Cuttack, June 26 (LocalWire): Ravenshaw University will restart its community radio service from next week, after clearing several hurdles.
The first campus community radio station of the state, Ravenshaw Radio 90.4 MHz, was launched on April 14, 2011, after getting the nod of the Union ministry of information and broadcasting. However, it had to stop operation in November.
FM studio development teams from New Delhi were invited to set up and modify the community radio station that will go on air from July first week, the Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Dr Jayant Swain said.
He also hopes that, with the installing of the audio mixture, an amplifier, there will be a better output.
Around Rs 17 lakh will be spent to set up the community radio station in the university campus and all students of the University will get a chance to participate.
The Ravenshaw radio with a reach of upto 15kms from the campus will broadcast daily six-hour programmes, based on various topics.
Students will be in charge of the radio station. A councelling session will be held every week where students will get a chance to interact in phone-in sessions.
Apart from various musical events, the main focus will be on community initiatives like science, women education and lifestyle.