The long awaited terrestrial MAPOLY Radio will finally commence its full operation imminently following the delivery of donation of some operational equipment by an Alumnus, Otunba Gbolahan Macjob, to the Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
MAPOLY Radio had been licensed by the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to operate on 99.7 frequency modulation since 2015.
Otunba Macjob, a graduate of Mass Communication Department of the institution, is an ace Broadcaster for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), United Kingdom.
Earlier in August, 2020, he had launched the online version of the Radio on www.mapolyradio.com from the United Kingdom, in preparation to kick start the terrestrial station.
He said, his intention was to payback to the source of his fortune as a journalist and lay credence for the successors in the great citadel of learning.
He noted that the broadcast industry is being taking over by non-professionals, saying the establishment of the radio station would allow the students to be equipped with the best practical knowledge.
“We want to make sure that MAPOLY Students are the best in the broadcast industry because charlatans are taking over the industry. We have the best grooming in MAPOLY Mass Communication despite the little resources.
“MAPOLY has always been the best training ground for journalists in Nigeria and we must build on that momentum”.
“You cannot study broadcasting in this age, without having a practical knowledge, so the equipment became necessary to expose the students to new trend in broadcast industry.”
Reacting to this gesture, the Ag. Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, exultantly eulogized the Illustrious Alumnus, Otunba Macjob, for the donation of ultramodern radio equipment, adding that, he has written his name on a platter of gold.
Dr. Odedeji disclosed that full operation of the Radio station will begin in November, 2020 while he charged other well-meaning alumni, individuals and corporate bodies to follow suit.
“We are indeed thankful for the services rendered. You have practically saved us from the challenges of putting up a radio station to train our students.”
“It is not possible for government to provide everything for the yearnings and aspiration of the students. I hereby call on individuals and corporate bodies to contribute in the part of teaching process of learning.
Dr. Odedeji concluded that, “MAPOLY has become better, stronger and more reliable. We have better lecturers critical to Mass Communication practice in Nigeria.”
Items donated include; 3 headphones, one multimedia audio mixer, one laptop, 3 microphones and 2 microphone stand.
The Institution’s Bursar, Mr. Fatai Yekini; Sub-Dean, School of Communication & information Technology, Barr. Yinka Rasaq; Manager of MAPOLY Radio, Deacon Kunle Oluwusi; Head Broadcasting, Mass Communication Department, Dr. Shola Adeosun were present to receive the donation.
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