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PUL wants concert effort to restore LUX FM

The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has called for a concerted effort by relevant stakeholders to restore the University of Liberia campus-based radio station Lux FM.

The station, operated by the Department of Mass Communication at the University, suffered fire disaster recently, leaving all equipment totally damaged.

PUL Secretary General and Acting President, D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh, said the fire incident has shutdown an important voice in the Liberian media and deprived thousands of citizens, who used LUX FM to get credible news and express views about their government and development in the country.

The fire gutted the station and burnt equipment on Saturday, 21 March. Though firefighters came on the scene, their efforts could not prevent the damage.    

The PUL Secretary General described the incident as devastating and a major blow to information dissemination, especially for over 20,000 students of the University of Liberia and wide range of listeners, who tune in to the station daily.  

The PUL official called on the UL Mass Communications Students Association and Alumni of the Mass Communications Department to work along with officials of the Department and the station in seeking support, including the launch of a fund drive to bring the station back to life.

By Ethel A. Tweh

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