User: venniyoor Topic: FM Radio
Category: FM Radio
Last updated: Apr 25 2017 23:53 IST RSS 2.0
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Connect, with airwaves 10.4.2017 Hindu: Opinion
 This refers to the report, “India’s first community radio still makes the right connect”, April 9). There have been several instances of narrow casting with tapes and cables during the last decade of...
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India’s first community radio still makes the right connect 8.4.2017 Hindu: National
Sangam, which went on air in 2008, continues its two-hour broadcast in Telugu and reaches out to people of 150 villages in Telangana
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After lying in the backburner, Ravenshwar radio to be back on-air 5.4.2017
MUMBAI: For three years, 90.4 FM Ravenshaw radio was off-air due to technical issues, but now they have plans of reviving it. The community radio that started in 2008 at Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, Orissa as a dry run and officially launched in April 2011 hasn’t had a smooth run. The station did launch in 2011, but it went on a hiatus for two years due to pending license permission. “Due to lightening in the antenna, we were unable to air programs. It took us long to take a call on it. Now, we finally decided to come on-air and also turn it into a teaching device for the students of Mass Communication and Journalism in our University,” said Ravenshaw University vice chancellor Prakash Sarangi. The community radio station will offer students musical programs, guest lecturers from senior professors about Journalism and Mass Communication and some more campus activities. The radio station acquires 15 km radius, which includes townies too. Thus common issues and law for the citizens will also be ...
GST Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha today 5.4.2017 Hindu: Home
In what has been a very busy session so far, both Houses of Parliament passed many Bills this week  - the GST Bill, Finance Bill and the Mental Healthcare Bill to name a few. Last week also witnessed ...
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Revenue department extends enrolment of dealers with GSTN till April 4.4.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
If dealers want to claim input tax credit, they will have to get themselves registered with GSTN
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Competition to highlight role of community radio 3.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
In a bid to highlight the importance of community radio services, a Commonwealth body has announced a special video competition among youth.
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IIMC along with I & B takes an initiative for CRS 31.3.2017
MUMBAI: In the year 1995, the Supreme Court declared airwaves as a public property. Since then, we have witnessed a plethora of radio station. Radio was divided into three sections; it all started with public broadcasters like AIR, FM stations, and community radio stations. The first two categories have been doing well but community radio stations (CRS) have been facing issues to sustain in the market. The basic objective of CRS is to fulfill the requirements of a particular community but unfortunately, their basic needs haven’t been fulfilled at various instances. CRS the ‘Voice of the Voiceless’ was waiting for an opportunity to voice out its own concerns. In fact, there have been discussions about the need of an empowerment and research centre since 2004. However, the imitative was taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting recently. Under the same, a Community Radio Empowerment and Resource Centre has been started at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Here the operational and ...
AIR FM growth dependent on funds, manpower: Rathore 30.3.2017
NEW DELHI: Parliament was told today that the country was being covered by FM radio in phases depending on availability of resources. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that a large amount is needed for providing 100 per cent FM coverage in the country. In addition, there is the question of availability of manpower, land etc. He said All India Radio FM channels cover about 34 per cent by area and about 47 per cent by total population of the country. Many areas/villages/towns/cities in the various districts are still uncovered by AIR FM Service. For providing FM Service in the uncovered areas, 221 new FM transmitters including 100 W FM transmitters have been approved. In addition to this 56 FM transmitters have also been approved for up gradation of power . The present Policy on expansion of FM Radio Broadcasting services through Private Agencies (Phase-III) approved by Union Cabinet on 7 July 2011 envisages setting up of Private FM radio channels in all ...
I&B ministry to promote community radio 29.3.2017 ET: Media
M Venkaiah Naidu today chaired the meeting of Consultative Committee of I&B Ministry to discuss the roadmap for developing Community Radio.
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Community Radio vital for disseminating info about programmes: Naidu 29.3.2017
NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah today said Community Radio is a useful communication medium to cater to the information needs of the people in local language/dialect. CR Stations broadcast programmes on various issues which are of immediate relevance to the community and facilitate development by disseminating information regarding education, rural development, agriculture, health, nutrition environmental, social welfare, Panchayati Raj issues and cultural needs. Community Radios (CR) have potential to bring a very significant positive social change at the community level. Addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament on the specific subject of CRS, he said also works as a powerful means for rural empowerment, upliftment of dalits and women. Minister of State for I&B Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Secretary Ajay Mittal, and senior officers of the Ministry were also present. Naidu apprised the members about the various steps and initiatives being ...
Anil Ambani joins Rupert Murdoch on Atlantic Council advisory board 28.3.2017 Business Standard: Companies & Industry
The Atlantic Council today announced the induction of Anil Ambani
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Jagran Prakashan consolidates radio biz 27.3.2017 afaqs! news
Under Radio City, brand will add 8 stations as Radio Mantra bouquet is consolidated into City brand.
Don't fall prey to threat, EC tells Valley voters 25.3.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Amid separatists' poll boycott campaign, the Election Department has launched publicity blitzkrieg to convince people to exercise their franchise in the by-elections without falling prey to the threats or the inducements. Jammu and Kashmir Election Office has roped in the private FM radio stations to issue a public appeal for the voters to vote freely in the by elections in Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies on April 9 and 12 respectively. "It is part of our awareness programme. We have to inform the voters to cast their votes. It is a part of our scheme to make people aware of their rights," Raman Kumar Keser, joint chief electoral officer, Jammu and Kashmir, told DNA. The appeals on the FM radio stations have come against the backdrop of militant threats and separatists asking people to stay away from the polls in south and central Kashmir. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), that consists of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and Jammu and ...
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Allowing news bulletins by CRS can pose security problems: Govt 24.3.2017
NEW DELHI: The Government has reiterated that Community Radio Stations (CRS) operators and Private FM Radio stations may not be allowed to broadcast news and current affairs programmes as this may pose a possible security risk as there is no mechanism to monitor the contents of the news bulletins of every such station. The Supreme Court which is hearing a public interest litigation in this regard has been told that CRS stations are run mainly by NGO/other small organizations and private operators, several anti-national/radical elements within the country can misuse it for propagating their own agenda. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that the Government had also told the apex court that Community radio stations also air programs involving chats with NRI/the local population settled abroad. These stations may be exploited by foreign radical organizations to broadcast fabricated/radical views of some of these NRIs, as due to paucity of funds, the radio ...
No plans to shift Urdu unit out of AIR HQ, Sindhi to remain in Gujarat: Rathore 24.3.2017
NEW DELHI: There is no plan to shift the Urdu Unit from the All India Radio Headquarters in Delhi, Parliament has been informed. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the decision by Prasar Bharati to shift Indian language news bulletins to their respective regional units at various capital stations of AIR had been taken after the advent of satellite communication as it would cause unnecessary expenditure. The national news bulletins continues to be aired in their respective languages from the State capitals without any change in time or number of bulletins to ensure optimum utilization of News Readers-cum-Translator in various regional languages posted in News Services Division of AIR. The Sindhi Unit, which was shifted to Ahmedabad in 2005, is working effectively for more than a decade now. The casual News Reader-cum-Translators in Sindhi are adequately available in that particular region, he said. Biz ...
Bengaluru Matters - Citizen Matters Radio show on Radio Active Community Radio 24.3.2017 Citizen Matters

Citizen Matters now has a weekly radio show on Radio Active 90.4 mhz, Bengaluru's first community radio station. Tune into this, every Friday, 10am to 10.30 am!

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Zayn Malik hid in sheets to escape fans 24.3.2017

MUMBAI: Former One Direction singer Zayn Malik reportedly hid among dirty bedsheets to escape his fans outside a hotel here.

According to a source, Zayn had to hide in a "laundry cart which was wheeled over to a van that took him to the studio", reports

Malik has been busy working on his second solo album over recent months. Earlier this week Malik hinted that his fans can soon expect to hear his new track "Still Got Time", which features rap star PARTYNEXTDOOR.

(Source: IANS)

Lovato visited Disneyland to celebrate sobriety 24.3.2017

MUMBAI: Singer-actress Demi Lovato says that she celebrated her five years of sobriety by visiting Disneyland.

The 24-year-old reached the milestone last week.

"I didn't really do much. I went to Disneyland which was cool but it's something that's getting more and more comfortable to me now. So, it's kinda like your birthday," Lovato told

"When you're a kid you go all out and then as you get older, you just learn to be more appreciative of it," she added.

(Source: IANS)

'Noor' cast visits Radio Mirchi Studio 23.3.2017

MUMBAI: The mid April release 'Noor' artists Sonakshi Sinha and Kanan Gill were found giggling and enjoying at the Radio Mirchi studio, Mumbai.

Radio has emerged as an important medium of communication to common people and the Bollywood industry is making the best of it, when it comes to movie promotion. Thus, one constantly gets updates on movie stars walking in and out of radio studios and the latest stars to be pictured are the 'Noor' actors.

Well, the pictures of their visit describe the fun-loving moments that they spent at the studio.

AIR revenue from commercial ads was just over Rs 4.5 billion in 2015-16 23.3.2017
NEW DELHI: All India Radio earned Rs 4.54 billion from commercial advertisements during 2015-16. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that AIR earned Rs 4.07 billion in 2014-15 and Rs 4.56 billion in 2013-14. Akashvani (AIR) has 420 broadcasting stations operational in the country including 100 Watt FM Relay Stations. There are 290 Private FM radio stations operational in the country. Replying to another question, the Minister said Regional News Units (RNUs) are functioning in all States except Uttarakhand ​and Sikkim. One RNU has been approved for Dehradun (Uttarakhand). In Jammu & Kashmir state there are three RNUs at Jammu, Srinagar & Leh. Biz ...
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