About Community Radio

Radio is a social medium, fostering participation and engagement, in people’s own home languages. Radio goes where newer technologies can’t. Beyond electricity, beyond a mobile signal.

It reaches rich and poor alike: Educated, uneducated, young. old. Every tribe, every region, each gender and race. Programs are broadcast in local languages whether it’s nutrition information for mothers, medical updates for health workers, how to avoid a viral infection during an outbreak, conservation farming for farmers, or school lessons for children.

MITS Radio 90.8 CRS is designed with a vision to provide the most recent updates of science and technological advancements. It connects the listeners through the realm of sound waves. It is designed to empower the grassroots of the community. To develop the scientific temper, creating awareness about the sanitation, health, hygiene and educate the general masses of the community are the main objectives. The empowerment of the women, farmers and the children is the pivotal objective. MITS Radio 90.8 CRS strongly believes that Change is the need of the hour, that change can be brought by disseminating the related information to the masses.

Vision

MITS RADIO 90.8 Community Radio Station will focus on programming that is informative, engaging, entertaining, empowering, inspiring, and respectful of the diversity of its listeners while preserving local cultural history and encouraging wellness, prosperity, and a greater sense of community.

Misson

MITS RADIO 90.8 Community Radio Station provides a forum:

  • To share the information pertinent to the Madanapalle Community in a manner that is inclusive and progressive
  • To help our community become more unified
  • To increase our knowledge and experience through radio technology
  • To provide ongoing training for local volunteers seeking to become involved, thereby developing new technical and leadership skills.
Community Radio Station

MITS RADIO 90.8 CRS is the Madanapalle’s 1st FM Community Radio operating from the Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, the Institute of 24 years’ academic excellence. Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science is an autonomous college approved by AICTE and affiliated to JNTUA, Anantapur. It forms as a part of the educational institution functioning under the management of Ratakonda Ranga Reddy Educational Academy, the 24- year-old legacy doing yeomen service in the Education and Industry sectors.

Dr. N. Vijaya Bhaskar Choudary, Ph.D., Secretary & Correspondent, initiated the MITS Radio 90.8 CRS under the stewardship of Ms. Keerthi Nadella Executive Director and Dr. C. Yuvaraj, Principal, MITS. It functions with the vision of culminating societal activities on a larger canvas by blending, its core mission of creating intellectual awareness with art & entertainment.

The application for setting up the Community Radio was submitted to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in November 2018, which in turn issued the Letter of Intent (LOI) in September 2019, WPC assigned the Frequency of 90.8 MHz in the month of September 2019, SACFA siting Clearence was obtained in February 2022 and the Grant of Permission of Agreement (GoPA) was signed between the MITS and the MIB (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) in the month of March 2022. Further, MITS received WOL (Wireless Operating License) in the Month of January 2023.

The formal inauguration of the MITS Radio 90.8 MHz Community Radio Station took place on June 24, 2023. It featured a 4-hour broadcast from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM, followed by a repeat broadcast from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM. The event was inaugurated by Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in New Delhi. The presence of such a prominent figure in the field added great significance to the occasion. The 4-hour broadcast marked the beginning of the radio station's journey, introducing a new medium of communication and engagement to the community.

Our Team

MITS Radio 90.8

Community Radio Station

Dr. K. Sathesh, CRS Coordinator


  • Address :

    Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science
    Post Box No: 14, Kadiri Road,
    Angallu Madanapalle-517325,
    Andhra Pradesh, India

  • Phone : 08571-220388, 8712655126, 9100973388

  • E Mail : [email protected]

Broadcast Hours and Language

From Monday to Sunday, we transmit for 4 hours each day. Our broadcast schedule is from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM, consisting of 2 hours each day. Additionally, we have a repeat broadcast from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM. Our broadcasts are in Telugu and English.

Thematic Focus:

The focus area of intervention of the MITS Radio 90.8 MHz CRS has majorly been

  •  Women and Child Health,
  •  Science & Technology,
  •  Youth Development,
  •  Wellness Programs,
  •  Career Counselling,
  •  Life Skills Education,
  •  Environment Issues,
  •  Social Issues,
  •  Gender Awareness,
  •  Women Empowerment,
  •  Spoken English Telugu Culture & Heritage,
  •  Indian Constitution,
  •  Social Harmony & National Unity,
  •  Anubhav

These thematic areas represent the key focus areas of the MITS Radio 90.8 MHz Community Radio's interventions and initiatives. By addressing these topics, the radio station aims to contribute to the development and well-being of the community it serves, fostering awareness, empowerment, and growth in various aspects of individuals' lives and society as a whole.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

The MITS Radio 90.8 MHz Community Radio is dedicated to focusing on sustainable development goals (SDGs) and contributing to various crucial areas. The SDGs that the CRS specifically focuses on are
 

  •  SDG 2: Zero hunger,
  •  SDG 3: Good health and Well-Being,
  •  SDG 4: Quality Education,
  •  SDG 5: Gender Equality,
  •  SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth,
  •  SDG 13: Climate Action 

  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger - The MITS Community Radio aims to raise awareness about food security issues, promote sustainable agricultural practices, and contribute to efforts that eliminate hunger and ensure access to nutritious food.
  •  SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being - The radio station plays a role in promoting health and well-being by providing information on healthcare, disease prevention, healthy living, and supporting initiatives that improve the overall well-being of the community.
  •  SDG 4: Quality Education - The MITS Community Radio emphasizes the importance of quality education and strives to provide educational content, awareness programs, and initiatives that support equal access to education for all.
  •  SDG 5: Gender Equality - The radio station actively promotes gender equality, highlights gender-related issues, advocates for women's rights, and creates a platform for discussions and awareness about gender equality in the community.
  •  SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth - The MITS Community Radio focuses on promoting decent work, sustainable economic growth, entrepreneurship, and initiatives that enhance livelihood opportunities for individuals and communities.
  •  SDG 13: Climate Action - The radio station is also committed to raising awareness about climate change issues, promoting sustainable practices, and encouraging actions that contribute to climate mitigation and adaptation.

By focusing on these SDGs, the MITS Community Radio aims to make a positive impact and contribute to the sustainable development of the community it serves.

Primetime Programmes:

Our primetime programmes are Pallelu Panta Seemalu, Udyoga Varthalu, Chinnarula Karyakramam, Sastra Vignanam, Sandhya Samayam, Yuvata-mata manthi, Mahilavani, and Matha-Sishu Karyakramam are all programs that aim to improve the health, education, and well-being of various groups in the community.

Pallelu Panta Seemalu is a program where local agricultural officers are interviewed to increase farmers' awareness of agriculture. The program covers topics such as Kisan, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, and Poultry.

In Udyoga Varthalu, experts from the field of education discuss career opportunities, scholarships, and other information that can guide youth towards a better future.

Chinnarula Karyakramam is a program where teachers from local schools come and teach language classes on different subjects for students.

Sastra Vignanam is a program that features interviews with researchers and faculty members on various scientific topics, as well as news and updates on ongoing research projects. The program also includes discussions on the societal impacts of science and offers opportunities for listeners to call in or submit questions. This would help bridge the gap between the scientific community and the general public, promoting scientific literacy and appreciation among listeners.

Sandhya Samayam focuses on the experiences of senior citizens, providing a valuable platform for members of the community to connect, share their experiences, and learn from one another.

Yuvata-mata manthi focuses on youth, while Mahilavani aims to empower women, and Matha-Sishu Karyakramam focuses on women and child health

LIST OF PROGRAMMES- Q–Sheet



PROGRAMME SCHEDULE – FIXED POINT CHART (FPC)


Contact

Dr. K. Sathesh

CRS Coordinator

Mr. E. Aravindraj

Technical Coordinator

Mr. B. Pawan Kumar

AV Technician

Address :

Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science
Post Box No: 14, Kadiri Road,
Angallu Madanapalle-517325,
Andhra Pradesh, India

E Mail : [email protected]

Phone : 08571-220388, 8712655126, 9100973388

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