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Radio is better medium to spread awareness: Pushpendra Pal Singh 18.2.2019 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Radio has traveled long and significant way so far and in the present time, the relevance of radio is continued in the form of communication medium. In today’s era, radio is the best way to spread awareness among people. Radio is a medium that has geographically access to 99 percent of the country’s […]
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The voice of unheard, community radio, restrictions on Private FMs and podcasts formed the major highlights of The Radio Festival 2019 15.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: The Radio Festival, which was held on 13 February 2019 was a gathering of noteworthy people from the world of radio business, both All India Radio (AIR) an Private FM stations. Noteworthy names like Anju Nigam - Joint Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India, RED FM COO Nisha Narayanan, BIG FM CFO Asheesh Chatterjee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare and some popular Radio Jockey from the country. Organised by UNESCo on the occasion of World Radio Festival, this year’s festival shouted loud of the theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - Leaving No One Behind. Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Amit Khare spoke addressed the audience with his powerful speech on how radio still remains the cheapest tool to reach the weaker sections of the society. He also about the importance of community radio stations at the event. The various panel discussions, held throughout the day, had industry leads questioning as well ...
The government has to weigh the pros and cons of any decision, says Anju Nigam, Joint Secretary Ministry of Information Broadcasting on why private news isn't allowed in its own form 15.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: At the recently held Radio Festival, Joint Secretary Government of India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Anju Nigam spoke spoke about the importance of radio and why it still remains one of the most easily accessible, cheap medium and a key role in connecting various communities in the country through community radio. She also gave a diplomatic answer on news (political) news not being allowed to broadcast in an unadulterated format on private FMs. On being asked during the panel that the government has already allowed news on FM radio, but why is it not allowing private news in its own form, she exclaimed, “That’s a debatable question. I would not like to comment on that. The government has to weigh the pros and cons of any decision that is taken. So, this decision has a lots of pros and lots of cons. So, one has to have a balance.” On being further questioned at the panel, if one can accuse the government of deliberating sabotaging radio by not allowing a lively current affair ...
RED FM mellows down today to show solidarity to the victims of Pulwama attack 15.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: The recent suicide bomb attack on CRPF convoy that killed around 40 CRPF personnels in Pulwama district of Jammu and kashmir has shook the entire nation. While world nations, Indian singers and celebs are supporting India in this testing time, RED FM radio network is no way behind. RED FM has mellowed down, both, its on-ground and on-air activities to show solidarity to the victims as well as to condemn the attack. Popular campaign Be Bauaa, led by RJ Raunac has been postponed in Chandigarh and Dehradun to support victims of the attack that has brought global nations together to support India. Meanwhile, the private FM has always been at the fore to support all social issues in the country and their mellowing down today is indeed a noteworthy step. We at Radioandmusic greet RED FM for their remarkable step and also hope the Pulwama attack victims get justice. Biz ...
Q3 2019: BAG Films Television and Radio Dhaamal profits up 15.2.2019 www.indiantelevision.com
BENGALURU: The Anurradha Prasad-led BAG Films and Media Ltd (BAG Films) reported 38.1 per cent higher year-on-year (y-o-y) consolidated revenue for the quarter ended 31 December 2018 (Q3- 019, period or quarter, under review) at Rs 48.67 crore as compared to Rs 33.94 crore in the corresponding prior year quarter. BAG Films radio segment, Radio Dhamaal, which operates 10 FM radio stations in the country, reported 17.2 per cent y-o-y increase in operating revenue at Rs 3.06 crore for Q3 2019 as compared to Rs 2.61 crore for Q3 2018. The radio segment’s operating profit in Q3 2019 was more than double (up 131.7 per cent) y-o-y at Rs 1.64 crore as compared to Rs 0.71 crore in Q3 2018. Note: (1) 100,00,000 = 100 lakh = 10 million = 1 crore (2) All numbers are consolidated numbers unless stated otherwise. BAG Films reported more than eightfold increase (up 743.9 percent) in consolidated Profit after Tax (PAT) and Total Comprehensive Income (TCI) for the quarter under review at Rs 9.3 crore as compared to a ...
We need allowance on affordable licensing even if it is in the form of auctions so that more players come into the picture: Red FM CEO Nisha Narayan 14.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: A hoard of discussions about radio players struggle with licensing has been the major topics of discussion. To talk on the same, Red FM CEO Nisha Narayanan spoke openly on it at The Radio Festival, which took place yesterday on 13 February in New Delhi. Speaking at the panel discussion, Nisha said, “Media and entertainment sector is about 58,ooo crore while Radio constitutes only about four to five per cent in the entire sector, she further quotes, “That is a very small component, putting this number to grow we need to grow in terms of more licensing, opening up more news and current affairs. We need to allowance on affordable licensing even if it is in the form of auctions, so that more and more regional players come into the picture. This whole divide between commercial versus community radio has to stop, it is radio after all and there should be space in the spectrum.” She said, “We have indented entering into smaller markets where radio is actually needed. Where a base price would be really ...
Prestigious national award to GU’s Dr Ankuran Dutta 14.2.2019 The Assam Tribune
Prestigious national award to GU’s Dr Ankuran Dutta
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World Radio Day observed for the first time in the State 14.2.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
World Radio Day observed for the first time in the State
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World Radio Day 2019: Pillars of a radio show 13.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: We all tune into radio-while commuting, relaxing or travelling long distance. With the advent of technology, the introduction of newer mediums hasn’t slowed down the demand for radio. Initially, All India Radio or Akashvani was the only radio station for India. However, since 1993, private FM channels have taken a forefront. With this privatisation, came in the creation of more jobs in the Radio industry. Let's have a look at the pillars who run a radio show. Radio Jockey/Anchor The one that takes the most limelight. The original poster boy of Radio anchors were legends like Ameen Sayani and Harish Bhimani. However, with the privatisation of FM channels, the need and the subsequent popularity of anchors caught up. A new term, Radio Jockey was coined. Ever since then, we have witnessed RJs become no less than celebrities of this country with a massive following and influencing capacity. Show Producer A radio show producer is the main person to conceptualise a show.  A producer thinks through the ...
Timeline of Radio on World Radio Day 13.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: Although it’s the eight edition of World Radio Day in 2019, the existence of Radio dates over a century ago. Broadcasting, in its significance, reach and impact,has always been a major medium of communication in the world and India. It is a matter of nostalgia for the recent three generations, to think of their childhood and blaring radio sets at home.  Here is the timeline of Radio evolution in the world. - James Clerk Maxwell, a mathematician presented these observations and findings of the presence of Electromagnetic waves and how they could transmit in free space -In 1864 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz worked on these theories of electromagnetism and called it Radio Spectrum - It took over two decades for the word Radio to be used colloquially. Till then, it was addressed as Hertzian Waves - Indian Polymath and Physicist Jagdish Bose presented many papers describing the power of electromagnetic waves - In 1894, a young Italian lad Guglielmo Marconi worked further on Hertzian Waves or Radio waves and ...
The Radio Festival 2019 will celebrate audio medium by bringing together all three tiers of broadcasting on the occasion of World Radio Day 11.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: The Radio Festival (TRF), which is being hosted by UNESCO in partnership with Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation, SMART, a not-for-profit on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 aims to celebrate sound by breaking the silos and bringing together all the three tiers of broadcasting : Public, Private and Community, as well as podcasters and others in the audio space on one platform .  Conceived and launched by SMART and Radio Mewat founder Archana Kapoor, the Radio Festival is celebrated on UNESCO’s World Radio Day i.e. on 13 February every year. This year the festival embraces the theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - Leaving No One Behind. The thematic sessions will have panellists from all three tiers of broadcasting, podcasters and other value added audio service providers around the titular session as well as around other sessions. The opening session will centre stage the struggles and inspiring stories faced by the marginalised and the voiceless in accessing media, as ...
The ease of listening FM on Smartphones will be the driving factor for expanding the FM footprint, says Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati 9.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: All India Radio’s (AIR) FM can now modernise as well as expand its footprint in the remotest areas as well as border regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Indo-Nepal border owing to Prasar Bharti’s Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme. Speaking about the same, Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said, “Primarily the focus is two-fold. The first objective is to modernise the aging infrastructure, studio, satellites. The second objective is to expand the footprint and that is where the FM expansion comes in, taking it to border areas and other interior areas, which currently don’t have a FM.” On being asked, the number of new radio stations we can anticipate in AIR’s FM expansion scheme, Vempati told, “Right now, the scheme is primarily about the infrastructure, which is the transmitters, full-fledged radio stations is something that we will look at based on the need and ability to sustain. This is because if you see a large number of our existing transmitters, they relay ...
The ease of listening FM on Smartphones that makes it a medium of choice, will be the driving factor for expanding the FM footprint, says Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati 9.2.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: All India Radio’s (AIR) FM can now modernise as well as expand its footprint in the remotest areas as well as border regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Indo-Nepal border owing to Prasar Bharti’s Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development scheme. Speaking about the same, Prasar Bharti CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati said, “Primarily the focus is two-fold. The first objective is to modernise the aging infrastructure, studio, satellites. The second objective is to expand the footprint and that is where the FM expansion comes in, taking it to border areas and other interior areas, which currently don’t have a FM.” On being asked, the number of new radio stations we can anticipate in AIR’s FM expansion scheme, Vempati told, “Right now, the scheme is primarily about the infrastructure, which is the transmitters, full-fledged radio stations is something that we will look at based on the need and ability to sustain. This is because if you see a large number of our existing transmitters, they relay ...
Strong topline growth of 14% helps MBL PBT jump by 45% to 24.9 Cr 29.1.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: Music Broadcast Limited (MBL), which is hailed as India’s first Private FM Radio Broadcaster, has reported it’s Financial Results for the Quarter ended 31 December 2018. Below listed are the key highlights of Music Broadcast Limited for both Q3FY19 and 9MFY19 Key Highlights – Q3FY19 -          Topline growth of 14% YoY at Rs. 87.02 Cr -          EBITDA grew by 23% YoY to Rs. 28.59 Cr at a margin of 32.9% improvement by 223 bps -          PBT grew by 45% YoY to Rs. 24.93 Cr at a margin of 28.7% improvement by 607 bps -          11% rate hike in legacy markets- Phase III market utilization at 53% Key Highlights – 9MFY19 -          Topline growth of 9% YoY at Rs. 242.84 Cr -          EBITDA growth of 16% YoY at Rs. 81.21 Cr, margin at 33.4% improvement by 208 bps -          PBT growth of 28% YoY at Rs. 67.37 Cr, margin at 27.7% improvement by 413 bps -          Growth in top line equally driven by volume and realizations Commenting on the results Apurva Purohit, Director said, “I am very happy to ...
We wanted to become 'thought inspirers' in the life of people: BIG FM Country Head, Sunil Kumaran on revamp 28.1.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: Popular Indian radio station BIG FM has rebranded itself and has now got a new logo and a new tagline - Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho. With the new version, we are quite pleased seeing BIG FM standing high to our expectations. To get a clear sight on the entire rebranding process, we spoke to THWINK, BIG FM Country Head, Sunil Kumaran who threw light on important information about the revamp. On being asked about BIG FM’s new brand philosophy and how is it going to reflect, Kumaran said, “Our new brand tagline Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho is about looking at things from a different perspective. When it comes to the tagline, it should reflect the philosophy of the brand and has to be meaningful. It has to be very relevant from the consumer’s perspective. At the same time, it has to be inspiring enough for people to fall in love with it. That’s how typically we did create a tagline.” He further mentions, “For us, an exercise to create a tagline was a two and a half month journey. So we started by ...
70th Republic Day: For first time in history, Radio City - a private FM Channel connects with Army, Air-Force and Navy to honour brave soldiers 26.1.2019 Radioandmusic.com
MUMBAI: On the occasion of India’s 70th Republic Day, Radio City, India’s leading radio network, announced the launch of its latest campaign, ‘JAL THAL VAYU’ to honour the legacy and bravery of the Indian armed forces. Through this two-week long campaign, Radio City’s RJ Ginnie, RJ Divya, RJ Yuvi, RJ Aadi and RJ Manav will highlight emotional and inspiring stories of India’s brave sons across all three pillars of the armed forces - Navy, Army and Air-force. Through this campaign, Radio City aims to drive awareness towards the countless sacrifices made by our jawans living in treacherous conditions to protect the borders of our nation.  In a one-of-its kind initiative, ‘RJs Hongay Indian Forces Ke Saath #JalThalVayu Se LIVE’, on 25th and 26th January 2019, engaging security troops posted at remote locations away from their families and loved ones. Radio City will play patriotic songs and broadcast messages and wishes from the listeners for our jawans as a special Republic Day tribute. RJ Ginnie, on her ...
DD India to reposition as English channel; digital platform to launch before elections 23.1.2019 www.indiantelevision.com
MUMBAI: Even as all the private media houses are gearing up for the general election, public broadcasters Doordarshan  and All India Radio (AIR) are not lagging in their attempts to make hay out of the most lucrative season for news channels. According to ThePrint, DD India will be revamped and positioned as an English news channel for the global audience soon while AIR is planning to launch a 24×7 news stream in the next few weeks. Apart from this, Prasar Bharati News Service, a 24×7 digital platform for the global audience, is also set to begin in the next few weeks which is conceptualised along the lines of BBC and CNN in 2017 by a panel headed by Prasar Bharati chairman A Surya Prakash. The digital platform will broadcast international news to a global audience to counter anti-India narratives in the foreign media. According to reports, the platform will be an app-based interface that will offer services in multiple languages and publish news in the form of text, video, podcast and alerts. About the ...
ECI organises a Workshop for Radio Jockeys on Voter Awareness. 22.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Election Commission of India organized a workshop for Radio Jockeys (RJs) of leading FM channels including All India Radio and various private FM channels. Total 19 Radio jockeys from major FM channels viz. Big FM, Red FM, Fever 104 FM, Radio Nasha, Ishq FM and Radio City attended 2 hours interactive session, where they participated in activities for dissemination of voter education.
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All set for Kumbh Mela- 2019 at Prayagraj 13.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Kumbh Mela-2019, the world's largest congregation of humanity at one place is all set to take place at Prayagraj early morning on Tuesday, 15th January ,2019. The first bathing festival of Prayagraj Kumbh will be held on the same day. The  first Shahi Snan royal bathing of Akharas will be held on the occasion.
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Private FM Channels permitted to carry All India Radio News 9.1.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, In a historic initiative, Private FM Radio broadcasters would now be permitted to broadcast All India Radio (AIR) News bulletins, in English/Hindi as per list of bulletins given in News Schedule, subject to certain terms and conditions. Information and Broadcasting Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.) on Tuesday launched the sharing of All India Radio […]
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