It was jubilation galore at the studio as news filtered in and rented the air that National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted FUNAAB Radio 89.5 permission for full transmission.
The detail of approval for the full transmission was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mrs. Alheri Saidu on behalf of the Director-General, with effect from June 21, 2018.
According to the Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio, 89.5, Mr. Ayo Arowojolu, the implication of the approval is that FUNAAB Radio can now broadcast commercials like other radio stations operating in the country.
He also added that NBC has also registered the Radio Station with a brand new trade mark known as “The Sound of Abundance,” to replace its former slogan, “The Best Radio on Radio.”
Test transmission for the radio station commenced on March 26, 2018 after the certification of its equipment was carried out by NBC team that visited the University to inspect the station’s facilities.
It would be recalled that the dream for FUNAAB Radio started in 2009, coincidentally, nurtured by the then Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) and the present Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako.
The elated Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio described the radio station as dynamic, as it reaches out to diverse audience that cut across the elites, scholars, students/youths, farmers, artisans and many more.