Profile of Unilag Radio
The Journey of campus broadcasting in Nigeria dates back to 1982, when
Professor Ralph A.
for the establishment of an educational
radio station for the University of
Lagos. The then Head of Department of
Communication, University of Lagos, Professor
Alfred Opubor (R.I.P) took up the
challenge and wrote to the
Federal Ministry of Information and Communication for
a Radio License.
The University of Lagos did not get a Radio License until the eventual Media
Policy of 1992. The License
was eventually granted in February
2002, twenty years after the
University applied for one. The frequency of
103.1FM was assigned to the University in July
2003 and the station was
officially commissioned on the 14th of
December, 2004 by former
Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Objectives of Unilag Radio
optimize instructional and educational opportunities available to Nigerians in
to facilitate sustainable
human development in Nigeria.
serve as an authoritative channel of instructional and educational programmes
tertiary level students
and other adults seeking knowledge in order to improve
provide opportunities for schools to engage in appropriate research that can
advance the knowledge and
practice of Radio Broadcasting and communication.
is worthy of note that every effort is made to meet the objectives for which
Most people working with Unilag Radio are experienced hands who
ensure that quality programmes are broadcast
on the station. Apart from this,
give hands-on training to students of the University and other tertiary
institutions who come
to the station for industrial attachment. Their interest in impacting practical
students they work with is one of the driving forces keeping the station
Apart from the stationís quality staff, the academic staff of the university
in the stations various
programmes. Unilag 103.1 fm listeners are therefore able
to tap from
their vast knowledge. In addition, an important
fact is that students from the
Mass Communication and other departments participate in the daily
Programmes in such as News Reporting and writing, presentation, production and
These students have their own privilege of being the first tertiary institution
in Nigeria to
have hands-on training in
their of higher learning are also given the
opportunity of receiving
their compulsory industrial Training at the Station.
Unilag Radio also makes every effort to provide training for her staff. This is
because broadcasting is
dynamic with new technologies springing up daily.
therefore vital in media organization to keep abreast
with current broadcast
is worthy to note that Unilag 103.1 fm has curved a niche for herself by
programmes in French and
Chinese. The knowledge of French has remained relevant
effective communication globally and in breaking down
barriers of knowledge.
been made possible by the French embassy of Nigeria through the Alliance
The Chinese Language Programme is made possible by the Chinese Government
University of Lagos.
Campus stations are here to stay. They are playing vital role in community
and social change. With the
success of these stations, the next stage is the
community stations across the country.