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  • No jokes please, we are politicians! Government to act against RJs airing jokes on MPs, mimicking them August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will take action against Radio Jockeys on FM channels airing jokes on MPs and mimicking them. Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan had raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha demanding action against such RJs. "The language used by radio jockeys on private...
  • Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast AIR news: Government July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM channels will be allowed to broadcast news only from bulletins of All India Radio, but the policy can be relaxed in future, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said during Question Hour that private FM channels have so far not...
  • Rahul's Parliamentary constituency gets AIR FM channel February 19, 2014

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday inaugurated an All India Radio (AIR) FM station in Amethi. According to the AIR, the FM Rainbow station will offer digital sound quality to the listeners of Amethi, which is a Congress stronghold and currently represented by Rahul Gandhi. "Programmes, along with hourly news broadcasts from...
  • FM radio services to spread to 294 cities May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: FM radio services would now spread to 294 cities across the country with the government on Wednesday approving a proposal which will involve private agencies. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the auction of 839 channels in 294 cities to be...
  • Stop making prank calls, I&B Ministry warns FM RJs February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to certain private FM radio stations making unsolicited calls to people and invading their privacy, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked these operators to refrain from such pranks. "It has also been brought to the notice of MIB that some FM operators are making unsolicited...
  • FM channels ecstatic after Mumbai court verdict July 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High Court ruled that they don't have to pay separate royalty to composers and lyricists for broadcasting their songs, but the musicians are unhappy. The high court ruled that the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that safeguards the copyright...
  • Racism on radio: One man's innuendo, country's mindset October 3, 2007

    Last week, the hills of Darjeeling erupted in a mass outrage following an idle chatter by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based FM radio station, in which the RJ described recently crowned Indian Idol Prashant Tamang, as ‘chowkidwar se Indian Idol’. The radio jockey's racist remarks on Prashant Tamang's win...
  • Prashant Tamang furore: Red FM's clarification September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: The hills of Darjeeling have erupted in mass outrage following idle chatter by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based FM radio station, in which the RJ described recently crowned Indian Idol Prashant Tamang, as ‘chowkidwar se Indian Idol’. BSF has been called in Siliguri to control the situation...