This station is Taiwan’s oldest on-campus radio broadcasting outpost launched specifically for students as a practicum, also Taiwan’s only on-campus station with both AM, FM, and online broadcasting services including APP on smart phones running on Android, IOS, BB and Win systems. On September 1, 1958, Journalist’s Day, AM729 was officially unveiled. On March 26, 2001, Broadcasting Day, FM88.1 was officially established. Two years later on May 14, digital online broadcasting was launched to heighten the station’s global reach. On October 15, 2013, smart phones APP was officially launched.
The station’s AM radio transmitter and backup transmitter are of the same professional standards as the solid state units extensively used at radio stations across Taiwan, with an extensive broadcast range covering Keelung, Taipei, and Taoyuan. Since the launch of FM88.1, the station expanded its facilities to include one AM studio, one FM studio, and several recording studios. The station is also equipped with innovative, robust audio mixing systems. And, in the beginning of the academic year 1999, the station unveiled the AudioVAULT automation systems; as of now, seven workstations, and seven digital non-linear editing workstations are in operation to facilitate automated recording, editing, and programming, while improving the station’s news transmission efficiency. The new installations have boosted the station’s sound mixing and broadcast services, and expedited interns and trainees’ learning of new broadcast technologies. These experiences enable them to be a cut above other competitors in the workplace.
The station boasts a fantastic programming schedule, including news, entertainment, education, music, and public services. To improve service quality, the station also initiates partnerships with government agencies to co-produce a variety of public-interest programs to raise policy awareness. Also, to serve Taiwan’s expatriates and encourage goodwill diplomacy, the station began broadcasting BBC programs. Two years later, the station launched an alliance with Radio Australia and Radio France Internationale to diversify its content and globalize its broadcast reaches.