Radio Jockeys

  • Government cracks the whip on RJs for mimicking MPs: Are we becoming a humourless society? August 14, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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...
  • An RJ, a transgender: Meet the unusual contenders in Karnataka polls May 1, 2013

    Bangalore: From a Radio Jockey to a former policy wonk, there are some unusual contenders in the battle for Karnataka. Some candidates are contesting from parties that don't have much of a footprint, but they're all united in wanting to change the political landscape and give voters an alternative. Rohit, a...
  • 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...
  • Hoax call: Oz radio staff receives death threats December 14, 2012

    Melbourne: The staff of an Australian radio station, whose DJs made a prank call to a UK hospital that led to the death of an Indianorigin nurse, have received death threats, prompting some of them to move to safehouses. About a dozen staff of Sydneybased 2DayFM radio station have been...
  • There is no direct connection between the RJs' call and Jacintha's death: PN Vasanti December 13, 2012

    Jacintha Saldanha, a 46yearold nurse of Indian origin in the UK, reportedly committed suicide after falling victim to a prank by Australian radio jockeys Mel Greig and Michael Christian of 2Day FM. Greig and Christian impersonated the Queen and the Prince of Wales to extract information about the health of...
  • 'Hoax call Aus RJs in hiding, undergoing therapy' December 9, 2012

    London/Melbourne: The two Australian radio presenters, who made a prank call to a London hospital for details on Kate Middleton's pregnancy, that apparently led to an Indianorigin nurse's alleged suicide, are said to be in hiding amid global outrage. Mel Greig and Michael Christian, behind the prank call that has...
  • HAM radio lady completed 30 years of service, still rocking January 22, 2010

    Manorita Gobind Singh has been a radio jockey on HAM radio since 1978. She is helping people out when all lines of communications fail. ...
  • Radio Jockeying, the hottest job of the season May 31, 2008

    New Delhi: You would think the gift of gab is quite enough to be an RJ, but that's not true. It's a lot of hard work. There is nothing like hands on training for this job, but there are a few courses that would definitely help you get a surprise...
  • Gift of gab not always enough to be a RJ May 26, 2008

    New Delhi: Gift of gab is not always enough to be an RJ. It is clearly a lot of hard work. Thirtyyearold Siddharth Vohra says four years down the line after giving up a lucrative engineering job, he has zero regrets and a very satisfying career in hosting shows for the...
  • Want to be a RJ? Get your own Internet show December 28, 2007

    Anyone with dreams of being a talk radio star ranting about sports and politics, chatting with callers, sharing recipes or carbuying tips can play host on their own show, right on the Web. BlogTalkRadio, Talkshoe and Skypecasts are among the websites that have become popular for wouldbe radio jocks,...
  • Indian Idol clash: identity crisis or vandalism? September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: A bandh has been called for in Darjeeling on Saturday after fans of Indian Idol Prashant Tamang went on rampage in Siliguri. They claim that they were upset with alleged derogatory comments made by a Delhi based radio jockey, but the real picture seems to be one of...
  • Video hasn't killed the radio star December 11, 2006

    New Delhi: Wherever you go, their voices will follow. They are unseen stars the Radio Jockeys and the video clearly hasn't killed the radio star. ...