Radio Sarang 107.8 FM, the community radio reaches out to the surrounding areas of Mangalore for 16 hours a day in five different local languages through several programmes promoting and spreading awareness on local culture, language, health & hygiene, economic and social aspects of life.
Radio Sarang – 107.8FM Community Radio station is the integral part of the ethos of the College. The community radio has bagged multiple National Awards for promoting local language and culture.
The community radio has been able to reach out to thousands of rural, poor and uneducated people of the coastal districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod.
It continues to bring various communities together and showcase their talents in local culture-drama Yakshagana, music and festivities. It also addresses the environmental issues and Health for Women & Children. It facilitates appreciation, respect and celebration of cultural diversity.
It promotes awareness on Human rights, legal awareness, and constitutional education, Job opportunities for SC/STs, minorities, the differently-abled and other marginalized groups.
Radio Sarang 107.8 is the first FM Radio channel in coastal Karnataka to encourage a transgender Radio Jockey (RJ). On November 21, 2017, 27-year-old RJ Kajal, a transgender from Maharashtra, started her stint as an RJ at the radio channel. Her show is called Shubhamangala and airs every Tuesday from 5pm till 6 pm from St Aloysius College, Mangaluru.
Inauguration of the Renovated Radio Sarang Studio
The Radio Sarang 107.8 has been upgraded on 18 August 2018. Rev. Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath inaugurated and blessed the renovated studio. Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions, inaugurated the 'Station ID' - Radio Sarang jingle. Rev. Dr Leo D'Souza, Director of Applied Botany Lab inaugurated the 'ON AIR' Studio and Rev. Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, inaugurated the' Recording Studio'.
The Community Radio Sarang 107.8 FM of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru received National Award in the Most Creative/Innovative Category for its programme 'ANTARABELAKU' from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India on 27th August 2019.
The Director of Radio Sarang, Rev. Dr Melwyn Pinto, SJ received the National Award from the Union Minister Sri Prakash Javdekar at Delhi.