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Friday, October 24, 2014

PM warms up for radio sequel

New Delhi, Oct. 23

New Delhi, Oct. 23: Narendra Modi's first "talk from the heart" became a talking point. He is now set to take the mike for his second.

The next Mann Ki Baat, the Prime Minister's interactive radio session, will be aired on Sunday, November 2.

Like the previous one on October 3 coinciding with Vijaya Dashami, Modi has invited people to share their thoughts, comments and examples of good governance in the upcoming show on the All India Radio (AIR).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

AIR news SMS service adds four languages

October 22, 2014

The News Service Division of India's public broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) has launched free SMS news headlines in four more Indian languages.

The service is now also being offered in Gujarati, Assamese, Tamil and Malayalam on pilot basis.

The Free AIR News SMS service was launched in English last year and has 400,000 subscribers.

AIR stations in Kerala bag 5 awards


Updated: October 22, 2014 10:17 IST 

The All India Radio (AIR) stations in Kerala have bagged five AIR National Awards for 2013.

Four of the awards were bagged by the AIR Thiruvananthapuram station and one by the Kannur station.

All India Radio stops airing Ignou's Gyanvani

New Delhi:Oct 21, 2014, DHNS:

All India Radio (AIR) has stopped airing 37 educational channels of Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou) after, literally, begging for more than a year for payment of about Rs 21.64 crore which was due since April 1 last year.

The Gyanvani, a network of the Ignou's FM educational radio stations which were taken off the air by the public broadcaster from October 1, was serving over 30 lakh students of the open varsity across the country.

Hundreds of students, who depended on these radio stations for their studies, have been affected. Before taking Gyanvani off the air, the public broadcaster gave enough opportunity to the Ignou to clear its dues.

Age not a criterion for AIR announcers/radio jockeys who undergo voice modulation tests

RnM Team    21 Oct 14 18:04 IST

NEW DELHI: All India Radio will not consider the age of its radio jockeys when conducting skill and voice modulation tests.

Noting that 'monotony is venom for any broadcaster', AIR Director General F Sheheryar told that a broadcaster needs to recreate itself to remain popular.

While stressing that none of the radio jockeys were permanent employees and were on contract for presenting programmes for a maximum of six days a month, Sheheryar said that some of the presenters had gone to court in Kolkata but had lost the case. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

दूरदर्शन-आकाशवाणी हैं पीएम मोदी की पसंद

Published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:32 PM (IST) | Updated: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:19 PM (IST) - See more at:

मल्‍टीमीडिया टीम। लोकसभा चुनाव जीतकर सत्‍ता संभालने के बाद प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने मीडिया से लगातार दूरी बनाकर रखी है। उनकी यह दूरी दूरदर्शन और आकाशवाणी पर लागू नहीं होती है।

मौजूदा केंद्र सरकार निजी समाचार माध्‍यमों के बजाय सरकारी पर ज्‍यादा भरोसा कर रहा है। इसकी सबसे बड़ी वजह यह है कि प्रसार भारती के मातहत आने वाले इन दोनों माध्‍यमों के प्रतिनिधि सरकार से कोई भी ऐसा प्रश्‍न नहीं पूछते हैं, जिससे किसी भी प्रकार की फजीहत हो।

यही वजह है कि सरकारी रेडियो और टीवी चैनल की पूछ-परख बढ़ गई है। आलोचकों का मानना है कि विपक्षियों को कमजोर करना, मंत्रियों पर नजर रखना तथा पीएमओ में समस्‍त शक्तियों को निहित रखना ही नरेंद्र मोदी के कामकाज का तरीका है।

AIR’s Kochi FM: Jubilee Celebration’s on

By Express News Service Published: 21st October 2014 06:05 AM

KOCHI: All India Radio's Kochi FM station, which is Kerala's first FM station, will be celebrating its silver jubilee on November 1. As a part of the celebrations it will be organising a slew of programmes which will last till December 31. Kochi FM is looking to reinvent itself due to competition from private players.

Kochi FM, which began transmitting in 1989, enjoyed monopoly status till 2007, when private radio stations started operations. "The entry of private players have actually helped us as they created more awareness about radio," said Balakrishnan Koyyal, station director at Kochi FM station.

All India Radio Brahmapur has been selected for the national-level Akashvani Annual Award


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Brahmapur: The All India Radio Brahmapur has been selected for the national-level Akashvani Annual Award competition- 2013 under the best Science Programme category, which has been introduced for the first time by the AIR to popularize science broadcast in the country. The science programme Pakshi (The Bird) is produced by AIR Brahmpur Programme head Hrusikesh Panigrahi. 

DD's review committee to bring changes in programming, compete with private channels

By Team Posted on : 20 Oct 2014 05:21 pm

NEW DELHI: A mobile application is to be introduced to ensure that people get Doordarshan news on the move, just as they are getting All India Radio news headlines via SMS.
This was decided by a Doordarshan High-level Review Committee in its meeting in Delhi. The meeting was held after the Committee was reconstituted. The new members are DD director-general Vijaya Laxmi Chhabra, DG (News) Archana Datta and additional directors-general Amit Shukla, Ranjan Mishra, Manoj Pandey, Mayank Aggarwal and S Mathias.

Jawhar Sircar: The common man’s classic choice


October 21, 2014

For BV Keskar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Information Minister from 1952 to 1962, Hindi film songs were a strict no-no where Akashvani was concerned. In his opinion, the mission of the public broadcaster was to encourage only classical music. 

Keskar had to face a lot of pressure and ridicule for this rather obdurate stand, but there is no doubt that had it not been for him, Indian classical music — which by nature was meant primarily for the elite — may have never reached and enthralled the common man. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Free AIR SMS News now in ten languages including English

RnM Team    18 Oct 14 19:10 IST

NEW DELHI: The News Service Division of All India Radio has increased the number of languages in which free SMS news headlines are available to a total of ten.

Last month, the free SMS service, which was launched in English by AIR in September last year, increased to include five Indian languages: Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali. The news will be sent by AIR News Services Division.