New Delhi: Delhi University (DU) has started a brand new community radio station - DU 90.4 FM, at the School of Open Learning located in the North Campus of the varsity. The broadcast range will be restricted to a radius of 10 km.
The radio will broadcast community-related programs as well as those dealing with students' issues. The test transmissions for the radio station had started earlier in August. After Union Science and Technology Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal inaugurated the station on Tuesday, a full-fledged operation was carried out with a recorded message from the minister.
DU's Vice-Chancellor Mr. Deepak Pental also visited the studio at North Campus on Tuesday and found the arrangement excellent. He said the DU 90.4 FM station would combine education and information to reach out to masses.
"The community radio will help in tapping the talent of the student community. There will be panel discussions and shows on phone-in counseling and classical music. Students from the University will work as radio jockeys. There will be programs related to student's issues including health, sanitation and environment," said Vijaylakshmi Sinha, former Deputy Director-General of All India Radio, who is supervising this project.