In an exciting development for the University of Johannesburg (UJ), the institution has had its broadcast license for its popular radio station, UJFM 95.4, renewed for the next five years. This will ensure that the University continues to provide a valuable communication platform for its students and staff, as well as the broader community.
The renewal of the license, which is officially known as ‘broadcast service class licence’, signifies the commitment of UJ to the development of students and the enhancement of their practical skills. It will foster growth, learning, and empowerment in the field of broadcasting. The radio station serves as an essential platform for promoting the University’s initiatives, events, and projects, allowing the voices of students and staff to be heard by a broader audience. UJFM also provides a platform for diverse perspectives, discussions, and collaborations, thereby playing a vital role in fostering a sense of community on campus.
The Station Manager, Mr Anathi Sidali, is excited about the renewal of the licence. “UJFM 95.4 holds a unique place within the University, serving as a dynamic hub for creativity, expression, and innovation. As one of the biggest campus-based radio stations in Johannesburg, it offers students an opportunity to explore the exciting world of radio broadcasting firsthand. By being a part of UJFM, students gain practical experience, hone their communication skills, and develop a deeper understanding of the media landscape,” he says.
The radio station actively engages with students from various disciplines, such as media, journalism, marketing, and communications, allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge in a professional setting. By working alongside experienced broadcasters and industry professionals, students gain invaluable insights into the complexities and nuances of the broadcasting industry.
Through the vision and support of Dr Nolitha Vukuza (Senior Executive Director, University Relations, Student Affairs & UJ Sport), UJFM will continue to nurture and inspire future broadcasters, helping them thrive in the ever-evolving world of media and communication.
Dr Vukuza says that the renewal of UJFM’s license is a significant milestone for our university, whereupon it demonstrates its commitment to the holistic development of its students. “This exciting development further reaffirms our University’s dedication to providing students with access to practical training and real-world experiences in the broadcasting industry,” she says.
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