University of Ghana-based Radio Univers 105.7FM has been selected to join about 500 other college radio stations around the world to partake in this year’s 24-hour broadcast marathon.
The 24-hour marathon of live programming is in line with this year’s celebration of World College Radio Day (WCRD).
Date for the celebration is Friday, October 4 2019 and it is being held under the theme “Hear it first on Campus Radio”.
Radio Univers 105.7FM is the only Ghanaian campus-based station to have been selected by organizers to partake in the marathon.
Radio Univers 105.7FM is joined by ESUT RADIO 106.5 FM, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria, as the only African stations named to partake in the event.
Radio Univers 105.7FM will be broadcasting live from its studio at the University of Ghana from 1700-1800GMT on Friday, October 4.
This year’s edition of the World College Radio Day is the 9th and it will have hundreds of college radio stations around the world come together to celebrate the unique medium of college radio.
About World College Radio Day
The aim of College Radio Day is to raise the profile of college radio stations across the world and encourage increased student participation in the medium of college radio.
The day is also designed to encourage people who would not normally tune into their local college radio station to do so, and hopefully stay listening because they like what they hear!
Above all, the day is a celebration of college radio that reminds people, on and off campus, that college radio is still alive and kicking on many campuses across the country.
This year’s marathon was planned by Radiophonica.
About Radio Univers 105.7FM
Radio Univers is undoubtedly Ghana’s number one campus-based Radio Station.
It was established in 1994 and has lived up to its role as a radio station that promotes student journalism.
Of the numerous campus radio stations in the country, it is one of the few that serves as a training hub for students with interest in broadcasting.
Under the leadership of its station manager, Dr. Abubakar Sidick Ahmed, Radio Univers has over the years transformed students to become distinguished media persons in Ghana including Nathan Kwabena Adisi (Bola Ray) of EIB, Bernard Avle of Citi FM, Kwame Gyan of the National Communications Authority among others.
Other persons who have undergone training at Radio Univers have become instrumental in other sectors of the economy.