Sherubtse’s own FM radio

Published on Mar 21 2009 // Media Monitor

Shrubtse, March 21, 2009: One of the pioneer and oldest educational institutions of the country, the Sherubtse College in Trashigang will shortly have its own FM radio though Royal University of Bhutan is yet to introduce journalism in its curriculum.

The Sherubtse College

The Sherubtse College

The campus will be the first in Bhutan to host a radio station, which will start in April. To note, there are only three private FM radio stations in the country, all located in Thimphu. 

The Shertse FM will have educational and entertainment programs. Founded by a former student from the same college Namgyel Dorji, programs for FM radio will be managed and produced by the students themselves. About 15 students have already been enlisted to work with the FM radio.

Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA) approved the license of the FM station in March first week and is funded by UNICEF.

Owners say the radio would act as catalyst to educate students on democracy and their role in it.