ATL FM of the University of Cape Coast Campus Broadcasting Service (CBS) Centre has received the prestigous “International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality” Award for the year 2017 from The European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) for upholding the values of a democratic society
The event which took place in Vienna-Austria on the 9th December, 2017 also recognised ATL’s role of executing an important public service mission in educating and training future media professionals as well as its dedication to the core concepts of integrity,
The award recognized fifty seven (57) institutions from fifty four (54) countries globally in relation to their outstanding results in quality management and commitment.
This brings to two, the number of international awards received by the station.
In 2016, it was awarded Business Initiative Directions (BID)’s Gold Category of the World Quality Commitment Award in Paris.
Mr Kwabena Antwi Konadu, the General Manager of CBS, expressed his appreciation to the ESQR for the recognition and expressed the station’s commitment to maintain quality, excellence and pledged to uphold professional journalistic standards.
He also extended the nation’s appreciation to its listeners all over the world for their continuous support adding that notwithstanding the difficult task of ensuring quality, it will strive to sustain it.
ATL FM (CBS) was established in 1989 when some Atlantic Hall students of the UCC set up a small transmitter and began operations initially serving only the immediate campus environment until the University administration took over its management and expanded its scope.
The Campus Broadcasting Services can now boast of an ultra modern edifice and hope to start a television station soon. It already has an online portal and is also on facebook.