The community radio has started a ‘special transmission’ of one hour in which personalities from DU are invited to the studio to discuss admission-related topics. It all began on May 21 when Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental formally declared the opening of the admission season. It was the first time the radio aired a live event from 11-12 am.
Since then, the above time slot has been reserved everyday for admission-related programmes. Principals from different colleges, Readers and Deans visit the station regularly. Topics ranging from academics to requirements during admissions in DU to ragging have been covered. Up next in the spotlight is the issue of reservation and self-financed courses.
Interestingly, the FM channel has also tied up with the Delhi Police to provide promotional material on student safety and general conduct. “Through our promos we tell the students to take certain safety measures during admissions,” says Pradeep Sharma, the programme officer. From June 2, the FM channel will once again introduce call-in programmes in which an expert will answer queries, says Vijaya Laksmi Sinha, the programme manager. “The FM radio has not yet selected the expert but he/she will be from the office of the Dean of Student Welfare,” Sinha says.
The add-on programmes have increased the overall broadcast time of DU FM by an hour. The day begins with a two-hour programme in the morning and ends with a repeat telecast in the evening with the ‘special programme’ fitted in between.
IIMC comes on board
DU FM has tied up with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication to exchange programmes on air. In the coming week, DU FM will broadcast an extra hour-long show by IIMC on its channel and vice-versa.