Radio

  • 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...
  • Indian-origin woman honoured with international radio award June 25, 2014

    Melbourne: An Indian-origin 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...
  • 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...
  • How a CJ is using a mobile phone to register his protest against coal mining in his village January 12, 2014

    CJ Kripanath Yadav a resident of a remote Madhya Pradesh village is making use of basic IT tools like a mobile phone and a local radio station in his fight against coal mining in his village. He is being helped by our partners Greenpeace and Radio Sangharsh in his fight...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show January 12, 2014

    This week, stories that expose injustice and inefficiency across the country. A woman fights for justice, a villager in Madhya Pradesh is using his mobile phone to save the environment around his village, Video Volunteers report in how elderly in UP are deprived of their old age benefits, your pictures...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show January 10, 2014

    On the Citizen Journalist show this week, your battles against corruption and inefficiency through your stories. ...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav November 22, 2013

    Amidst private sugar millers in UP threatening not to start crushing operations on the recently announced sugarcane price, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government wanted to ensure that neither the millers nor the growers faced any problems. "The government is trying to strike a balance under which sugar...
  • Battle for States: Parties use radio to woo voters November 20, 2013

    Political parties are tuning into FM radio to woo around 10 million voters who tune into radio stations everyday. According to reports, Congress, BJP and AAP have spent almost 9 crores on radio advertisements for the Delhi elections. ...
  • 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...
  • Delhi polls: Rs 9 crore spent by Congress, BJP, AAP on radio ads November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Out of nearly Rs 15 crore spent by the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party for Delhi elections so far, almost Rs 9 crore has been spent only on radio advertisements. CNN-IBN finds out why political parties are using this medium so extensively. Nearly 10 million people...
  • Two French journalists abducted, killed in Mali November 3, 2013

    Two French radio journalists were killed by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday shortly after being abducted in the town of Kidal, French and Malian officials said. The French government confirmed that 58-year old Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont, 51, both journalists at RFI radio, had been found dead. "The French president...
  • Pope Francis toasts 10 million Twitter followers October 27, 2013

    A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media. "Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you!" the pontiff wrote on his nine accounts, which publish simultaneously in...
  • CJ Show: Lending voice to flood victims through community radio October 20, 2013

    CJ Sarita Thomas was there in the Uttarakhand documenting the misery of people after the flash floods struck the state in June. She and her group of community volunteers were training people to document their stories for a community radio -Mandakini ki Awaaz. Here is how all that training helped...
  • Digital music service Rdio launches free Internet radio service October 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Digital music service Rdio is launching its free Internet radio service in the US, Canada and Australia on Thursday. The move capitalises on Rdio's tie-up with traditional radio station owner Cumulus Media and helps it compete with digital rivals Pandora and Spotify. For now, the app that works on...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • Pakistanis have given me the mandate to improve relations with India, says Sharif September 17, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistanis have given him the mandate to improve relations with India, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. “I have always given high priority to good relations with India for the sake of durable peace in the region,” The Nation quoted Sharif as telling Turkish Radio...
  • 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...
  • AIR hands over Jinnah speech recordings to Pakistan September 4, 2013

    Islamabad: The All India Radio (AIR) has handed over to Pakistan the recordings of two important speeches by the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is planning to broadcast these speeches, delivered June 3 and August 11, 1947, after checking the quality and authenticity some time next week,...
  • Jinnah wanted peace between India and Pakistan, reveals RTI query September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: As cease fire violations continue along the LoC straining Indo-Pak relations, an RTI has found that Pakistan's father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah had promised friendly relations with India and also propagated communal harmony. Senior BJP leader LK Advani had faced the ire over his praise for Pakistan's...
  • Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk August 23, 2013

    As his helmet filled with water, blurring his vision and cutting off radio communications, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano says his thoughts quickly turned to the possibility of drowning during a recent spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Parmitano gave a blow-by-blow account of the terrifying incident, which occurred on July 16,...
  • 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...
  • China Radio International's Tamil service completes 50 years August 3, 2013

    Beijing: The Tamil service of the state-run China Radio International (CRI) on Saturday celebrated its golden jubilee here, marking 50 years of uninterrupted broadcasting to various parts of the world besides India and Sri Lanka. CRI previously known as Radio Peking, broadcasts in about 56 languages including Hindi, Bengali and...
  • Tihar Jail gets its own FM radio station 'TJ FM Radio' July 31, 2013

    In yet another first, the country's largest prison Tihar Jail has now got its very own FM radio station. Director General of Prisons Vimla Mehra on Tuesday launched the 'TJ FM Radio' at Central Jail No 4 in the Tihar complex. "The FM Radio has been established to meet the twin...
  • Free Wi-Fi connectivity at New Delhi Railway Station soon July 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Waiting for a train to arrive will no longer be boring as Railways is equipping India's busiest station with free Wi-Fi connectivity, a first in the country, to ensure value-added amenity for passengers. New Delhi railway station, which handles about 300 trains and 5 lakh passengers a day, will...
  • Need to have sophisticated radars in critical areas: Kalam July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday stressed the need for having sophisticated radars installed in critical areas to predict exact rainfall and forewarn about the calamity of Uttarakhand magnitude. "We must have polarimetric radar and Doppler radar in critical areas such as Uttarakhand as they will help...
  • CJ Show: Community radio and Uttarakhand relief June 30, 2013

    After the floods struck, many community groups pitched in with relief efforts in Uttarakhand. The state has three community radio stations-Gram Vaani is a coming together of social tech start-up that helped bring technology to relief work in the area. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Ham radio gives ray of hope to families of missing June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: "Help us", "Can you find my aged parents" -- distress messages like these are flooding ham radio operators assisting in efforts to reunite families in disaster-hit Uttarakhand. Immediately after the mayhem, some ham radio volunteers rushed to the affected areas and were supported by fellow operators across the...
  • Apple WWDC highlights: iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iTunes Radio June 11, 2013

    New York: The software running Apple's iPhones and iPads is getting a new look and several new features. The Mac is borrowing more functionality from mobile devices. New MacBook Airs are out, and a new Internet radio service will be coming this fall. Apple announced these offerings and more during...