On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Public Radio, President Serzh Sargsyan visited today Armenia’s Public Radio Company.
First, the President of Armenia familiarized with the activities of the Mass Media scientific and educational center whose main goal is to train high-level professionals for the TV and Radio. Later, at the Alley of Devotees of the Public Radio he was present at the unveiling of the personal plagues for the RA People’s Artists Nara Shlepchian and Ruben Matevossian as well as at the opening of the memorial dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Public Radio and 60th anniversary of the Armenian TV.
Accompanied by the leadership of the Council of the TV and Radio Company, the President visited the air studio where the digital production of the Public Radio was launched. According to the responsible officials, Public Radio from now on will be available on the entire territory of Armenia for any modern digital TV.
Serzh Sargsyan familiarized with the policy for the new season of the Public Radio, with the schedule of the programs aired on September 1 and the reviewed schedule which according to the administration of the Radio Company has been augmented with over 20 new political, social, health care related, economic and other programs. It will also provide for a feedback from the audience, offer social programs, and will be mostly society oriented.
The Executive Director of the Public Radio briefly presented to Serzh Sargsyan works carried out at the Radio, existing conditions, including renovation and reconstruction works at the Radio building which started in 2013 and development works at the adjacent territories.
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Public Radio, President Sargsyan awarded a group of employees with medals and letters of commendation as well as honorary titles for their contribution to the area of culture and journalism, for the years-long and diligent work.
The President handed the awards, congratulated on the 90th anniversary of the Public Radio and on receiving high awards. “This is one of those jubilees when congratulations go to us all. Certainly, for long years the State Radio as the second, inner voice was waking us up every morning, charging us, infusing with good spirit and sending out for work or studies, also was informing us on the events happening in the world, was educating us, presenting to us the treasures of the Armenian and world literature and music. Today too, in the widespread din and hubbub the voice of the Public Radio is nicely discernible. And as a radio listener, I was delighted to learn that the Public Radio is back to people’s homes, that the Public Radio will be available to this time in a digital voice, much clearer. You know, there are at least two great forges at the Alec Manukian Street: One of them is the State University – for the science and education, and the second one is the Public Radio – for the journalists. It was very nice to see at the Mass Media center that new and good conditions have been created to train new cadre; it is also very nice and symbolic that every morning our students, walking down the Alley of Devotees, will be inspired by their example and will ensure the continuity of our journalism.
Personally knowing the people, who have dedicated themselves to the development of the Public Radio, I am confident that using modern technologies, new methods, we will undoubtedly be able to preserve and uphold our traditions. I once again congratulate you all and wish every success,” said President Sargsyan at the festive event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Armenia’s Public Radio.