October 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. – Radio broadcasters both inside and outside KKU met together with interest in planning the 2023 programs. The Radio Section of the Communications Division of Khon Kaen University hosted the meeting at the Meeting Room of the Officer Council, 2nd Floor, Kaen Kalaphruek Building of the University. Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs presided over the meeting with the Radio Broadcast Station Committee of Khon Kaen University. The President Assistant, the committee members, Mr. Chumporn Para, Acting Director of the Communications Division, and the Director of the KKU Radio Broadcast Station joined in giving a talk on the importance of the management of program plans. Mrs. Benjamaporn Mamook, Head of the Media Production Section and Advisor of the Radio Unit then gave a talk on the types of programs produced under the regulations of NBTC. Miss Chutinan Phanjarung, Head of the Radio Section reported on the statistics of programs during the period of June to September, 2022.
Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs said that it is over 48 years that the Radio Broadcast Station F.M. 103 megahertz has broadcasted news, information, documentaries and entertainment to the people in Khon Kaen and the vicinity. The University strategies have been incorporated in the planning and management of the Station. At present, the operation of the Radio Station of KKU is 100% benefit-free. The budget is derived from the University. For the production of programs, the Station must include useful news and element for the public at the proportion of at least 70%. The University is grateful to all radio broadcasters who dedicate their time, their expertise and knowledge to join in providing the programs with their full capacity and with no benefit. The University therefore is willing to support in terms of budget to take the broadcasters in a study trip soon to prototype stations and to build relationships among all of them and the University. The University will adjust the budget for the Station improvement and acquire more equipment and technology that will suit the behaviors of audience at present.
Mr. Chumporn Para, Acting Director of the Communications Division, and the Director of the KKU Radio Broadcast Station added that the Television and Broadcasting Committee and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission or NBTC require the authorized radio stations to submit the 2023 program plans by October 31, 2022. Moreover, on January 1, 2023, KKU Radio Station has a plan to adjust the broadcasting time to 7:00 to 18:00 hours. The station has to develop the production of programs and the operation to be of higher quality. At the same time, the Station has to build understanding and exchange opinions with the network of radio broadcasters in order to confirm their collaboration in program production so that the Station will be a station for provision of news and public services.