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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