Archive for the ‘FM Radio’ Category

780 Radio Channels in Another 275 Cities in the offing

November 18, 2008

Government is also considering FM phase III policy, which will add more than 780 radio channels in another 275 cities. This was revealed by Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sushma Singh.



TRAI seeks barring political & religious bodies from entering public broadcasting

November 13, 2008

TRAI is planning to bar political and religious bodies from entering public broad casting. But I do not understand how it is going to help. If a political party or a religious organisation is forming a company with their good friends in it and enter into broadcasting business what TRAI can do?

Are they going to intervene in the functioning of Malayalam Communications Ltd. [which owns Kairali, Malayalam Television Channel]. Are they going to intervene in the functioning of Jaihind Malayalam channel in which Congress Kerala Unit is planning to increase its investment.?

Let them define and solve that.


BBC chief quits, presenter suspended over offensive prank

October 31, 2008

See what happened in BBC Radio.

This should be a lesson for those who present Live shows in our Television anc Radio Channels.

BBC chief quits, presenter suspended over offensive prank

LONDON: The boss of the BBC’s most popular radio station quit Thursday over offensive on-air comments by two top presenters which have unleashed a
political storm in Britain


News on FM Radio Soon?

September 20, 2007

Soon we may get we can listen news while we move. Exchange4media says ‘News may be allowed on private FM radio under a watchdog’s vigil’.

“It’s looking brighter for the Indian private FM radio players who were fighting hard to get approval to air news and current affairs on their channels.”

Related stories:

Broadcast bill may look at news on pvt FM channels
I&B Minister rules out news and current affairs on FM radio
I&B Ministry open to allowing news and current affairs on FM radio

Source: exchange4media

After Bangalore, Radio Indigo kicks off in Goa

June 29, 2007

June 29 2007: Radio Indigo, the FM venture of Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s Jupiter Capital, kicked off in Goa after launching its first station in Bangalore in September 2006. Radio Indigo is the only FM station in the country solely dedicated to playing international music round the clock, defying the admonition of marketers and media buyers.

Like Bangalore, the Goa station will also target the upwardly mobile, globally exposed, open minded upmarket listeners.

Speaking about the launch, Sanjay Prabhu – Director and Chief Operating Officer, Radio Indigo, said, “Goa has an inherited international music legacy. Radio Indigo will nurture that love for International music.”

Source: exchange4media

Delhi: Auction for over 90 FM radio stations soon

May 7, 2007

New Delhi, May 2: The Government is soon going to auction licence for operating over 90 FM radion  stations for which bids were not received in the Phase II of the liberalisation of radio.

Moreover, it has received 35 more applications for running the community radio under the new liberalised policy.

At present as many as 57 private FM radiostations are operational.

The Information and Broadcasting ministry would review the operations of the 250 radio stations which are expected to go on air by the year end, and then decide the time for bidding for the vacancies, an  official told sources.


Govt to bring Broadcasting bill in next session of Par: Dasmunsi

May 7, 2007

New Delhi, May 3: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priyaranjan Dasmunsi today criticised themedia for indulging in ”human trafficking” by repeatedly showing the Shilp Shetty-Richard Gere episodeand said that a Comprehensive Broadcasting Regulatory Bill would be brought in the next session ofParliament.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a workshop on ‘Gender Equality in Indian Media’ organised by theMinistry of Women and Child Development to mark the World Press Freedom Day, Mr Dasmunsi said theComprehensive Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill has already been prepared by his ministry and isnow being sent for inter-ministerial debate by the end of this session. So, the bill may come before theParliament in the next session, he informed.

Source: Indiantelevision

Private FM radio stations will be allowed to air sports commentary

February 23, 2007

February 23: FM radio stations can now breathe in some fresh air: they will be soon allowed to air sports commentary. It is seen as a first step towards giving radio stations greater freedom, including the ability to broadcast news. However, news broadcast will take considerable time to finally hit the airwaves, said Information & Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi.


Star plans radio re-entry, to pick up 20 per cent in Radio City

January 17, 2007

17 January 2007, MUMBAI: Star Group plans to pick up 20 per cent in Music Broadcast Pvt. Ltd. (MBPL), marking a re-entry into the private FM radio business.

In early 2005, Star had sold its stake in MBPL, the company which operates its FM radio stations under the Radio City brand, for Rs 300 million. GW Capital, a venture capital fund, had acquired a controlling stake in MBPL.


India Radio Bulletin launches in February

January 17, 2007

January 17: Partners in Media Asia (PIM), a Singapore-based media company, is rolling out a range of media products to build upon the platform launched last year with the India Radio Forum and Awards 2006. The new titles include both print and online, and will be published under the India Radio Bulletin brand.

Anant Rangaswami, former Editor of Impact magazine and a regular contributor to Hindustan Times and Tehelka, has been roped in as Editor for the India Radio Bulletin. Rangaswami has held various positions in advertising and media, including Associate Vice-President of TBWA.

“Anant’s experience and market knowledge makes him the ideal editor