The Indira Gandhi National Open University and "Gyan Vani" educational radio network will be adding an 18th station shortly in Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu State in South India on 104.4FM.
I do not know the effective radiated power but reports say it will cover a 75 kilometers radius from the city.
Bharathidasan University will house the studio and transmitter in the Department of Educational Technology.
The programming mission is to bridge the gap between literate and illiterate people.
The program format is to be educational, cultural and musical, sourced from "Gyan Vani" network and much of the airtime, locally produced.
The university has undertaken the initiative as a part of its silver jubilee celebrations.
Contact person is: R.Karpaga Kumaravel, Professor and Head, Department of Educational Technology, Bharathidasan University.