Decennial celebrations of Radio Sarang today

Decennial celebrations of Radio Sarang today

The decennial celebrations of Radio Sarang 107.8 FM, community radio operating from St Aloysius College (Autonomous), will be held on Tuesday.

Swami Ekagamyananda of Ramakrishna Mission will inaugurate the celebrations. Eminent theatre personality Devdas Kapikad and former MLA J R Lobo will be the chief guests.

Started in the year 2009, Radio Sarang is the first community radio in coastal Karnataka. It has tried to be the voice of the voiceless, namely communities from marginalised sections of society.

Its flagship weekly programme ‘Vrutti Samtrupti’ (Labour and Satisfaction) has successfully completed 50 episodes highlighting various trades of the labour class.

The station also introduced the first transgender Kajal as an RJ in 2017. It has received two national awards for its unique programmes.

“Radio Sarang has catered to the distressed communities in the last 10 years. The station has reached out to scores of such communities in and around Mangaluru. We would like to continue the good work in the coming years as well and introduce many more quality programmes and projects to help the needy,” said Dr Melwyn Pinto, Director of Radio Sarang.