The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic,(MAPOLY) Abeokuta has joined the comity of campus radio licensed Institutions in Nigeria, as the much awaited radio hit the airwaves on 99.7FM,with the terrestrial test transmission initiated immediately after the installation of technical equipment of the campus radio on Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Penpushing reports that, the Acting Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, in his remarks said this achievement was to create a platform for the Mass Communication students of the Polytechnic to have a practical experience of how to make use of modern broadcast journalism.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Yemi Ajibola added that, the realization of the terrestrial campus radio is a confirmation of polytechnic’s webometric rating as the second best state-owned polytechnic in Nigeria despite the obvious challenges.
Penpushing further reports that, it is recalled that, Otunba Gbolahan Macjob, an alumnus of the Polytechnic and ace Broadcaster for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), United Kingdom had launched and donated the online version of the Radio on www.mapolyradio.com to the Polytechnic.
The management of the institution said this would enhance communication among polytechnic’s ecosystem through educational and developmental programmes on both terrestrial and online radio to suit the audiences’ choice dually.
Penpushing also reports that, Ajibola in the state said,the Institution had secured the license from the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to operate on 99.7 frequency modulation (FM) since 2015.
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