Today Radio Universidad (WRTU – FM 89.7) the University of Puerto Rico’s radio station, celebrates three decades of existence with a special programming that demonstrates the excellence that has characterized it since its launching in 1980. Journalist Yolanda Zabala, Radio Universidad’s director, explained that the station had served as a workshop for journalists and the radio station’s programming has consisted of a variety of spaces for classical, popular, folk music, and jazz as well as local and international news and programs focusing on political and cultural events of Latin America and the Caribbean, complemented by information from the BBC in London, Radio France Internationale, and Radio Nederland, and is affiliated with National Public Radio and Bilingual Satellite Radio.
Zabala indicated that since 1999, Radio University expanded its coverage area through WRUO 88.3FM in Mayagüez, the same year that the station also became part of the school of communications of the UPR-Río Piedras campus. A pioneer of digital technology, Radio Universidad’s programming can also be heard online on www.radiouniversidad.pr.
As part of the station’s 30th anniversary, it will offer the following special programming this week, February 8 to 14. There will be special programs hosted by Carlos Camuñas, Norma Valle, Errol Montes Pizarro, Abdel Oakil Sebbana, Andrés “Cucho” Pérez, Emanuel Dufrasne, Jorge Medina, Rosa Luisa Márquez with Antonio Martorell, José Vélez, Nelly Lebrón, and César Colón Montijo with Josian Bruno Gómez.
For full article and program schedule, see http://www.vocero.com/noticia-39514-radio_universidad_celebra_sus_30_aos.html