Asia: Radio LNT Reaches New Milestone, Celebrates 15 Years


Radio Luhak Nan Tuo (LNT) in Indonesia continues to grow. Now, with the Local Public Broadcasting Institution (LPPL) owned by Tanah Datar District Government, it is celebrating its 15 years.

LNT Radio began its work in the world of information and communication dissemination on 16 February 2004. On the 16th anniversary commemoration conducted in the courtyard of the Tanah Datar Regent’s Office, Tuesday (18/2), this radio continued to expand its network.

“Thank God, the collaboration with 17 partners was signed at that very important moment,” said the Head of the Department of Communication and Information (Kominfo) Tanah Datar Abrar, Wednesday (19/2), in Pagaruyuang.

It is said, as the Regional Apparatus Organization (OPD) which directly oversees LNT Radio, the Office of Communication and Information continues to foster and expand cooperation networks, so that the radio that broadcasts on the 102.5 FM frequency continues to grow and its presence is increasingly felt by the community.

Abrar explained, the collaboration was carried out in order to fill the programs that would be broadcast. The collaboration that was established yesterday, he said, included the District Military Command 0305 / TD, Tanah Datar District Attorney Office, Tanah Datar District Police Traffic Unit, the Office of Education and Culture, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs Office of Tanah Datar District.

The partnership marked by the signing of the memorandum of understanding was also carried out with the Indonesian Doctors Association, LKAAM, MUI, BPJS Labor, Bundo Kanduang, Himpaudi, IGTKI, IGGRA, Youth Hijrah, Genpi, BEM IAIN Barusangkar, and BKMT Tanah Datar.

In the future, he added, LNT Radio is expected to be the spearhead of the Tanah Datar Regency Government information. “We always evaluate and improve the quality of broadcast programs, so that it remains a channel of information that is heard by the public,” he said.

In addition to signing the collaboration, the anniversary of the radio was also enlivened by the Tahfidz competition at the elementary / MI level. The activity was followed by 30 groups from 23 Tahfidz Houses, centered on the Benteng Van der Capellen Complex. The Tahfidz Rumah Hati Cahaya Team from X Koto won the first prize, while the second winner was Tahulidz Darul Arqan, and the third winner was Tahulidz Nurul Qolbi house, Nagari Balimbiang.

Tanah Datar District Head H. Irdinansyah Tarmizi hopes that, in his more mature age, LNT Radio is expected to strengthen its position as a public institution, and be at the forefront of information delivery from the local government, and become an arena of public education.