The University of Osun State has on Wednesday commissioned a University Radio Station with frequency 106.9 FM.
Professor Labode Popoola, the Vice-Chancellor of the University commissioned the radio station at the department of Linguistics and Communication Studies in the College of Humanities and Culture, Ikire Campus of the University for commencement of full transmission.
Popoola said the establishment of the radio station is part of effort to synergize communication and development in teaching to build confidence, knowledge advancement, and social services in the students of the University.
The VC who was accompanied by other Principal Officers of the University praised God and showed appreciation to the entire staff of the University for supporting him to record yet another landmark achievement in the history of the University with the commencement of test transmission of the station in commemoration of the 13th founder’s day of UNIOSUN.
It will be recalled that the test transmission of the UNIOSUN 106.9FM commenced during the week of the 9th convocation ceremony of the University and the Convocation ceremony was broadcasted live on the station to mark its 13th anniversary.
During his remarks, Popoola declared that he truly understands that there is a critical strategy between communication and development and it is as a result of this, that the media through which communication is done cannot but be important in areas of teaching, confidence building, knowledge advancement, and social services.
“To the glory of God, in commemoration of our 13th Founders’ Day Anniversary, UNIOSUN radio was completely overhauled, equipped to meet global standard and is today inaugurated to enhance the knowledge base of our students and to strengthen the prized relationship between the university and our host communities.
“With gratitude to God; the Visitor to the Osun State University, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola; our Chancellor, Apostle (Dr) Folorunso Alakija; our Council led by Mallam Yusuf Alli, SAN; and a host of our stakeholders, UNIOSUN 106.9 FM joins the league of the 13 radio stations in Osun State,” said Popoola.
He added that the management of the institution was able to achieve the feat despite the dwindling resources and the challenges of COVID-19.
“We believe that life must move on Perhaps, with renewed hope and greater valor.
Therefore, in line with the social responsibility of the media, once we procure our full operation license, the catchment of our University can rely on UNIOSUN FM as a tool to access vital information about the activities of the University and well-thought-out opinions about practices and actions that are capable of engendering sustainable development in Osun State and our neighbouring towns and cities.”
“It is necessary to note that the radio station is conceived to be student-friendly, volunteer-driven, inclusive, and interactive by providing opportunities for members of the university community to share ideas, innovations, and expertise relating to the University and the greater good of humanity.”
“Finally, we congratulate the founding fathers of the University, all stakeholders, our promising students, and the host community.”
“As a vision-driven University, we shall remain committed to best practices, never rest on our past successes and continue to impact the society positively,” Professor Popoola noted.