RADIO

  • Fire breaks out at iconic French radio building 'Maison de la radio' 6 hours 17 minutes ago

    Paris: A fire broke out on Friday on the seventh floor of the "Maison de la radio" (Radio house), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations. Firefighters said the blaze started on the seventh floor which is currently under reconstruction and employees were quickly evacuated from the building. Two...
  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states 1 week ago

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • AIR launches 'WhatsApp' number for overseas audience 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to stay connected with overseas audience, All India Radio (AIR) has launched a 'WhatsApp' number for its Urdu service. The new service was launched on the occasion of Diwali on October 23, a statement said. Listeners can send in their song request for 'Suraj Ke...
  • PM Modi's 2nd round of 'Mann ki Baat' on All India Radio on November 2 October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his second round of "Mann Ki Baat" radio programme on November 2. Modi has invited people to share their thoughts, comments and examples of good governance initiatives that have left an impression on their mind. "Looking forward to the 2nd "Mann Ki...
  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi October 18, 2014

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • PM Modi's 'mann ki baat' was heard by 66% of listeners in 6 cities October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "mann ki baat" address to the nation on October 3 on All India Radio (AIR) was listened by over 66 per cent of the people in six cities of the country. The survey was conducted randomly in Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmadabad, Bangalore, Bhopal and Trivandrum covering...
  • AIR's first FM station in Kerala to celebrate silver jubilee October 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: All India Radio's Kochi FM station, the first FM radio in Kerala which introduced anew audio culture in Malayalam rightly blending information and entertainment, is all set to celebrate its silver jubilee. Still a hot favourite of radio buffs in and around central Kerala, the station began its broadcast...
  • EC clears Modi's radio address, says no poll code violation October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday set aside the Congress's charges that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address on October 3 had violated the model code of conduct. The poll panel ruled that the PM's speech on All India Radio had not violated any election-related rules. The Congress on...
  • J&K floods: How a man with a microphone and phone connected thousands October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: It has been a month since the floods wreaked havoc in Jammu and Kashmir. As water levels subside, there are extraordinary tales of courage and commitment that have come have to light. At a time when the entire government machinery in the state went missing, a public servant became...
  • Congress moves EC against Modi's AIR address, alleges violation of model code of conduct October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio which was aired on Friday, October 3. The Congress alleged that it was a violation of model code of conduct as two...
  • PM addresses nation via All India Radio, pushes for Khadi October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his mass outreach programme a step further when he addressed the nation via All India Radio on Friday morning on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi. Reaching out to almost 99 per cent of the country's population, the PM once again pitched for the 'Swachh...
  • Live: PM Modi's address to the nation on All India Radio October 3, 2014

    In an attempt to reach out to the rural populace, PM addresses the nation on Friday via All India Radio at 11 am. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi to address nation via All India Radio today October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After making his presence felt in social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to connect with the masses through radio. In an attempt to reach out to the rural populace, PM will address the nation on Friday via All India Radio at...
  • PM Modi to connect with people through radio on October 3 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues. While deciding to reach out to the people through radio, Modi had sought suggestions from the public on the format as well as frequency...
  • PM Modi's radio address may dominate broadcasting space September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first radio address, to be carried on October 3 on All India Radio, may dominate the entire broadcasting space as audio and visuals could be provided to all FM and community radio stations as well as news and current affairs TV channels. Officials said...
  • Prime Minister to share ideas through radio programme September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with people via a radio programme that will be held on October 3 on the Vijaya Dashmi day. "Received many ideas and suggestions for my forthcoming radio programme. Have decided to hold the first programme on 3rd October at 11:00 AM," Modi said...
  • Radio City to invest up to Rs 400 crore on FM service expansion September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM operator Radio City plans to invest up to Rs 400 crore to double its stations to 40 after Phase III auctions later this year and renewal of current licences. "We would be doubling after radio station to up to 40 from our present 20 stations after the...
  • All India Radio launches free news SMS alerts in five languages September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: After the launch of its English language free news SMS alerts, All India Radio (AIR) on Friday launched a similar service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched the free news SMS service of AIR News...
  • Australian Radio station prank leads to nurse's death, donates USD 550,000 to her family September 13, 2014

    Melbourne: An Australian radio station, which aired a prank on an Indiaborn nurse who later took her life after the broadcast of the prank, has donated USD 550,000 to her family to help them rebuild their lives. Southern Cross Austereo said it was donating the money to a trust fund...
  • J&K: Flood puts radio services on hold September 7, 2014

    Jammu: Radio transmission in the Kashmir Valley was cut off after flood waters inundated the transmitter installations of staterun Radio Kashmir, officials said. The local Doordarshan centre is already operating from makeshift facilities after its studios got flooded. Over 100 people have died in floods due to incessant rainfall this week in...
  • Now, PM Narendra Modi to connect with people over radio September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now connect to people over radio, seeking suggestions and answering questions on issues concerning the common man. Having made up his mind to reach out to people over radio, he has sought suggestions from the public on how to go about in terms...
  • Radio Sharda seeks to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits August 27, 2014

    Jammu: Radio Sharda is the brainchild of an enterprising Ramesh Hangloo, in his desire to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits. "The important thing is to sustain the sense of belonging for those who were once a part of Kashmir. Radio Sharda has been instrumental in...
  • 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...
  • FM radio to have news soon July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Private FM radio channels may soon be able to broadcast news, with the government keenly inclined in this favour and promising to take a decision soon. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said he has given "in principle" approval for broadcast of news on private FM Radio and...
  • Indianorigin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indianorigin woman in Australia has been honoured with an international radio award for her documentary exploring family and domestic violence. Manpreet Kaur Singh won the Silver medal at the New York Festival's International Radio Programme Awards this year for her documentary feature 'The Enemy Within'. Manpreet works as an executive...
  • How iconic radio announcer Ameen Sayani shattered Amitabh Bachchan's dream of becoming an RJ June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Very few are aware that Amitabh Bachchan had nurtured a dream of becoming a radio presenter before trying his luck in Bollywood and even visited Mumbai studio Of All India Radio for auditions. The versatile radio announcer Ameen Sayani, who is back on Radio with his new show 'Sitaron...
  • Queen musical 'We Will Rock You' to close after 12-year run March 13, 2014

    London: Hit musical 'We Will Rock You', based on the tracks of legendary band Queen will be coming to a close after a 12-year run. Written by Ben Elton, the musical that opened twelve years ago at the London's Dominion theatre, will have its last performance on May 31, reported BBC. It...