Cuttack: After lying dormant for years, Ravenshaw Radio may get a new lease of life as the Ravenshaw University authorities are planning to revive it. The varsity administration is making efforts to run the community radio in next 15 days.
Reportedly, the cost of hardware has been declined and now it is the high time of the varsity administration to fix the technical issues and revive the radio station with less expense.
However, set up at a cost of Rs 30 lakhs, the community radio of the varsity which had worked as a student community FM has now turned into a practical lab for journalism students of Ravenshaw University to learn the nitty-gritty of broadcasting.
“We have repaired a few equipment of the radio station and now it is being used to teach JMC students. We are not able to air programmes as antenna of the radio station was damaged in lightning a few years ago,” said a lecturer of JMC department.
The radio has been shut since the last three years whereas it was set up in 2008 as FM 90.4 by Broadcasting Engineering BECIL with an audio mixing console, a Tascam cassette player and many more hardware devices. It ran for three years on dry run and was finally officially inaugurated in April 14, 2011. However, pending license, it was again in a hiatus for two years till it received permission in 2013.