Thursday, November 29, 2007

Kerala gets first private FM radio station

Submitted by Mudassir Rizwan on Thu, 11/29/2007 - 12:13.
India News
Kozhikode (Kerala) : Kerala's first private FM radio
station started functioning from here Thursday.
Radio Mango 91.9 is a venture of Malayala Manorama,
one of state's leading media groups.
The government has given a nod to the launch of 17
new FM radio stations in Kerala.
Five more companies, Mathrubhumi newspaper with its
Club FM, Times of India with Radio Mirchi, Asianet,
Big FM of Adlabs and Kalanidhi Maran's Sun, will
be soon vying for airwaves in this southern state.
Radio Mango will soon set up three more radio
stations at Kochi, Kannur and Thrissur. "Radio Mango
will launch the other three stations in two to three
months," said Ravi Nair, the programme director of
the radio.
"Our channel will be positioned as a total
entertainment channel, with music dominating the
programmes. Private FM stations are not allowed
to air news programmes. However, we will be
providing information on traffic conditions,
exchange rates and weather, which are useful to
The transmission from Radio Mango will cover an
area within 50 km. The All India Radio is already
operating an FM station here.


Malayala Manorama launches FM 'Radio-Mango 91.9'
Kozhikode | Thursday, Nov 29 2007 IST

Malayala Manorama today launched an FM radio,
the first such venture in Kerala here.
Branded as 'Radio-Mango 91.9', the station was
formally launched by an inmate of Vellimadukunnu
Juvenile Home.
Malayala Manorama Editor and Managing Director
Mammen Mathew, Managing Editor Philip Mathew
and Station Content Head Ravi Nair were among
those present on the occasion.
The publication was planning to launch three
more similar FM radio from Kochi, Thrissur
and Kannur in the state, the sources said.
-- (UNI) --

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Without fanfare, AIR goes online

Statesman News Service
NEW DELHI, Nov. 10: Had it been one of the private broadcasters, there would have been spate of announcements and advertisements. For the All India Radio, the launch of the state-of-the-art multi-lingual website was a quiet one. Two government giants, AIR and the National Informatics Centre, have geared up to give a much more livelier and colourful website.
The website which came up earlier this week is more informative than the one All India Radio had so far been putting up on the net. The All India Radio and the National Informatics Centre appear to be keeping pace with modern technologies in face of stiff competition from the private parties. It was maintained by the IT unit of the news services division of the All India Radio. The AIR seems to have taken note of the new technology of news dissemination. The site at and with advanced features like 'Archiving and Search' with 'Feedback' was designed to meet the requirement of Internet users within the country and abroad. Visitors to the site can listen national bulletins in English, Hindi and in 11 regional languages, including Sanskrit and Nepali. Users can get all information concerning the News Services Division, broadcast details and regional units.

Malda may get a radio centre, says officer

Statesman News Service
MALDA, Nov 11: Two years ago when Mr PR Das Munshi was not the Union minister for information and broadcasting a team from All India Radio, Siliguri came to Malda and met district officials in search a plot of land in English Bazaar and Old Malda block areas for setting up of a FM radio station.
When Mr Munshi became the minister for I&B local people mainly the Congress workers and followers of former MP AB Ghani Khan Choudhury expected that the venture for setting up of a radio station would materialised soon. Though, the minister did not tell where the radio centre would be set up, a senior officer of the department recently hinted that the radio station would be set up in Raiganj in North Dinajpur.
This centre would cover Malda district, he added. Earlier it was learnt that the radio centre would be set up at Chanchal in northern part of Malda which is under the Raiganj parliamentary constituency from where Mr Das Munshi was elected.
A decade ago the former MP and Union minister had set up a relay centre for Doordarshan at Malda Rabindra Bhawan. After that there has been no development by the I&B ministry in Malda.