VELLORE: The community radio facility of VIT University has tied up with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to broadcast more programmes to people living in and around VIT within 15 km. The programmes include the latest international news items, top of the pops, art archives, sports updates and science and health reports.
VIT Community Radio was launched on January 9, 2014. It has been broadcasting several programmes on 90.8 MHz frequency for over 10 hours daily, some of them produced by VIT students for campus infotainment and some for the benefit of school students.
VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan said that the community radio is available not only to the student community within the university campus but also to those living outside the campus. He said that more tie-ups with many international radio stations would be possible in the near future to make the community radio emerge as numero uno in the campus community radio segment.
Under the new tie up arrangement, community radio has started broadcasting interesting programmes from BBC World Service daily, during morning and evening hours.
The chancellor said, “This partnership will quench the knowledge thirst of people in Vellore given the fact that BBC’s programmes on science and current affairs will enhance knowledge.”
Indu Shekhar Sinha, Head of Business Development, Asia Pacific, at BBC said, “We are thrilled to bring the best of BBC World Service to listeners of VIT Community Radio.”