Wednesday, May 19, 2010

AIR Saiha upgraded to Local Radio Station

Siaha, May 18, 2010 ( news) – All India Radio Saiha (AIR Saiha/Akashvani Saiha) has been upgraded from Community Radio Station to a full-fledged Local Radio station this week, according to Moonlight newspaper in Siaha (Saiha), south Mizoram. AIR Saiha is the only radio station in the three autonomous district councils of Chakma, Mara and Lai in Mizoram. Saiha is the headquarters of erstwhile Chhimtuipui, one of the three districts in Mizoram and it is the third biggest town in Mizoram after Aizawl and Lunglei. Saiha Community Radio Station (CRS) started airing on June 13, 2000 along with Champhai CRS. Aizawl and Lunglei are the other two towns where AIR has radio stations in Mizoram. AIR Saiha is broadcast in two languages – Mara and Mizo apart from relaying news in Hindi and English from New Delhi. AIR Saiha can be reached at 1602 kHz on Medium Wave (MW).

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