Monday, October 09, 2006

Digital Broadcasters | Jordan | Yarmouk FM 105.7 Community Radio Starts

It is not often that Digital Broadcasters Vendor News hears reports of a new radio station starting in Jordan.

But that is what has just happened.

According to the Jordanian News Agency, Petra, Yarmouk FM, is a community (campus) radio station established at the Yarmouk University, Jordan's second largest campus.

Yarmouk FM has been supported to get ready to go on-air by Western Kentucky University of the United States and Internews network.

Yarmouk FM 105.7 transmits daily from 1100hrs until 0100hrs the next morning.

Director of the Station, Ahmad Al Shboul said the establishment of the station will be a catalyst for the university's ambitions to graduate qualified broadcasters and technicians from the university's Journalism and Mass Communications Department.

Shboul added the Yarmouk FM programming would cover issues of concern to the local community in the economic, scientific, sports and youth fields in Jordan's northern governorates served by the transmitter.

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