Kollam: Here school is studio, students radio jockeys

Kulathupuzha school broadcasts programmes every Wednesday

KOLLAM: Students of a Government school in rural Kollam are now radio jockeys presenting live voice programmes on their own radio operated at the school. The model radio broadcasting set up by the students of BMG High school in Kulathupuzha here will have programmes every Wednesday, presented by the students according to a pre-planned schedule.

The ‘BMG radio’, the first of its kind in the district, has been set up with an intention to improve the creativity of students and is run by the social science club of the school. “The new curriculum includes various processes in media like programme production, editing, and reporting. Students are given practice on all these specialties through the radio. Starting from production to delivering the programme, all stages are handled by the students alone,” said Blesson T. John, Principal of the school.

The programme starts by recitation of ‘Vande Madaram’ followed by a news programme lasting seven minutes which includes the top news of the week. “The radio will introduce one eminent personality from the field of poetry and science every week. Next week’s schedule is a tribute to poet O.N.V. Kurup,” Binny Sahithy, radio coordinator and faculty member of the school, told DC.

The radio team includes 25 students including RJs Dona and Adheena, programme producers Naima, programme manager Aswin, and news editor Raji M. Paul. The programme produced at the e-lab of the school is broadcast through the speakers set up in all the classrooms.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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