Tuesday, September 08, 2020

All India Radio's Vividh Bharati service on shortwave 9380 kHz off air

Vividh Bharati transmission of All India Radio on shortwave 9380 kHz via Aligarh 250 kW transmitter has been taken off air from Friday 4 Sept 2020. The entertainment channel Vividh Bharati (translated roughly as Indian variety) is still available on many AIR stations on FM & MW and also on Live Streaming, DTH, DRM etc. 

It seems it is for the very first time that the Vividh Bharati is not on SW after it began in 1957 to meet the competition offered by Radio Ceylon (Now SLBC). For some time AIR stations in Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai and New Delhi even transmitted on a single SW channel (10330 kHz) with Vividh Bharti Service. From New Delhi also on SW 6100 kHz there used to be Vividh Bharati Service in AM/DRM a few years back. In 2003, the service was transferred to a single 500 kW-transmitter at Bengaluru.

(Via Jose Jacob, VU2JOS)

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