All is now set for the FUNAAB Radio to begin daily online transmission with effect from Monday, May 23, 2016. The full radio station, which plans to follow up later in the coming months with its terrestrial broadcast platform, is to operate on the frequency 89.5FM, to reach the University’s diverse publics, dominantly in Abeokuta and reaching external audiences in other parts of Ogun State.
The implication of this latest move is that, with just a click on the Internet, people from across the world, irrespective of geographical boundaries, can listen to news, entertainment talk shows, agricultural programmes and other content transmitted on the radio station. Disclosing this was the Coordinator of FUNAAB Radio, Mr. Ayo Arowojolu, while unfolding plans by the station to flag-off its operation. Mr. Arowojolu explained that the primary philosophy behind setting up of the station was premised on the need to enhance stakeholders and campus communication with the use of a technology that facilitates transmission and dissemination of the concerns, interests and activities of the academic environment to a large and heterogeneous audience.
He said all efforts had been channelled at producing content and programming on themes that advance the development of the University community in such a way that many developmental programmes, research breakthroughs and positive happenings would become very visible in the public domain. He added that the radio’s capacity building efforts over the years had paid off in several unique ways, as over 200 students had been trained on how to develop competencies in media operations as many of them has already become accomplished broadcasters.