We have applied and got a licence from Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for a setting up a community radio station in Kongu Engineering College campus. The licence was dated 01.01.2005. Approvals were obtained from The District Collector, Erode, The Director of Technical Education, Chennai and Government of Tamilnadu for starting the community radio broadcasting service at our institution.
Kongu Community Radio service has been on air at 90.4 MHz from January 2005. An FM radio transmitter with a power of 50 watts and a radio tower with a height of 30 meter has been set up. Programmes like Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, Skit, Drama, Debates, Songs, Discussions, Interviews, and topics on Community Development, Health Care, Social Awareness, etc., are being broadcast in local language.
To create a community with equal access to knowledge, information, participation and rights.
Utilise community radio to secure freedom of expression, general welfare and social uplift.
Empower even the poor, illiterate, voiceless and unreached members of the community to claim and acquire legitimate freedom and entitlement.
Kongu CR has been established to serve the cause of the people in the coverage area. The programmes focus on education, health, environment, agriculture, rural and community development. The format, presentation, language and subject will reflect and exude the local flavour and fragrance. At least 50 % of the programmes will be from the local community members.
YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT : 2005
BROADCAST TIMINGS : 07.30 am to 10.00 am & 12.00 noon to 07.30 pm (Total 10 Hrs Broadcast)
Name of the Faculty In-charge : Dr.S.Maheswaran, Coordinator
No. of members in the Cell : 05 Faculty: 01 Staff: 04