BBC now in collaboration with Radio Manipal1 min read
Manipal: The Manipal Community Radio Station on 90.4 FM, collaborated with British Broadcasting (BBC) London on 12 September, to broadcast its programmes and empower the local community.
For the segment, topics on science, technology, sports and music will be aired to benefit the students. News however, will not be broadcasted.
The chief guest at the function and the launching of BBC Programme was Shri. M V Kamath, honorary director of SOC. The other dignitaries present were Prof. Muralidhara Upadhyay, Shri Varadesh Hiregange (Director of SOC) and the coordinator of Manipal Radio, Mr. Shyam Bhat. Prof. Muralidhar Upadhyay, a Kannada professor at a local college said that ‘Correction of taste is the need of the hour. These programmes will therefore, impart knowledge to the students.’
Based out of School of Communication (SOC) Manipal, these programmes will be aired between 4pm and 5pm, starting from 13 September. The programmes featured on this channel are usually meant to educate, inform and entertain the local community. Professor Varadesh Hirengange stated that that the radio has always been run by the community and for the community.
The Manipal Community Radio officially completed six years on 12 September this year and currently airs between 12 and 2 PM. This is usually heard within a 10-12 km radius of Manipal.