Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Akashwani award for Kovai AIR station

Coimbatore, August 30:
All India Radio, Coimbatore station, has been adjudged the best maintainedstation in the south zone in the year 2004.The station bagged the Akashwani award, after technical experts inspectedvarious stations in the zone comprising Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Andaman and Nicobar islands, station director NMurugan said in a release today.The award presentation ceremony would be held at AIR, Thiruvananthapuram, onSeptember 5.Established in 1966, the station started Rainbow FM (stereo) in August 2000,which has emerged as one of the most listened FM stations, in the face ofstiff competition from private organisations, Murugan claimed.In April 2002, Gyanavani FM (stereo) transmitter was commissioned here,which was the first in Tamil Nadu and third in India. All the threetransmitters are located at Chettipalayam on the city outskirts and thestudios for AM and FM are located at Ramanathapuram in the city. (Agencies)

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