Fm Radio

  • Scientists build world's smallest FM radio transmitter November 20, 2013

    New York: US researchers have used graphene to create the world's smallest FM radio transmitter - a nano-mechanical system that can create FM signals. A team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, took advantage of graphene's special properties...
  • Government set to unroll e-auction process for phase III FM radio in 227 cities September 13, 2013

    Government is on the cusp of commencing the e-auction for phase III FM radio that will allow 839 radio channels to come up in 227 cities. "We are trying to put in processes which can make the whole ascending e-auction process as transparent and hassle free as possible. And I think...
  • TRAI suggests 100 per cent FDI in broadcast carriage August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: TRAI on Thursday recommended raising the FDI limit for broadcast carriage services up to 100 per cent and for uplinking of news channels and FM radio services up to 49 per cent. The Information & Broadcasting Ministry had in July sent a reference to TRAI asking it to examine...
  • 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...
  • Zindagi Live: get up-close and personal with radio stars August 22, 2010

    On this week's episode of Zindagi Live, meet the men and women whose voices echo on FM radio sets across cities. ...
  • Sound of music silenced in Mumbai cars August 27, 2008

    Mumbai: A new rule by the Mumbai traffic police says people cannot listen to music while driving. However, many people like Karan Tacker, a model and businessman, spend a lot of his time driving through the busy roads of Mumbai. Karan likes to listen to music while he drives and his...
  • Face the music: Kerala jail inmates get FM radio sets May 30, 2008

    Thrissur: Kerala government will distribute FM radio sets among the inmates of the Viyyur Central Jail in an attempt to bring relief from “the dreary life within the confines of a jail”. “Authorities have given us FM radio sets. It gives us joy and keeps our mind peaceful. They have also...
  • More than music: FM to sing newsy tunes soon February 22, 2008

    New Delhi: If all goes well you will have more than song and sing-song on FM radio. Telecom regulator TRAI has recommended to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry that private FM radio channels be allowed to broadcast news. TRAI wants a few riders here and there to ensure that...
  • Landmarks of 60 yrs: Radio rocks August 15, 2007

    Harry Potter author JK Rowling has had a well-documented aversion to technology, particularly computers. Her wizarding world too does most things by ‘magic’ than technology. So, when reading the last Potter book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , I was rather surprised to find a sequence involving a...
  • Radio, hero when crisis strikes Mumbai December 16, 2006

    Mumbai: For Radio Jockey (RJ) Tarana, speaking and connecting to her listeners is her job. But on 26/7 last year, the same job, became the only source of information and medium for people who were stuck in their cars, or buses. Private FM stations in Mumbai were on air for...