Decades before satellite television and FM radios began capturing the imagination of audience, at least two generations grew up listening to the All India Radio (AIR). Today, the country's humble radio broadcaster turns 85.
Although the first broadcast in India had started through the Radio Club of Bombay in 1923, it was only on July 23, 1927 that the Indian Broadcasting Company Ltd was set up as a collaborative venture by the Government of India, which later evolved as AIR.
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