NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said All India Radio currently broadcasts in 28 dialects belonging to the North Eastern region in order to bring a better connect with the people.
The Minister said his Ministry had increased the subsidy level to 90 per cent for setting up Community Radio stations in the Northeast region.
Community Radio Stations broadcast programmes on issues which are of immediate relevance to the community and thereby facilitate development by disseminating information regarding education, rural development, agriculture, health, nutrition environmental, social welfare, Panchayati Raj issues and cultural needs.
The Minister was speaking after a Review Meeting of Programmes & Policies in Northeast with the officers of the Ministry in Guwahati today. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, senior officials of the Ministry along with officers of the North Eastern Region were present on the occasion.
Skill development would be a priority area for his ...
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that the Central government is planning to set up a film institute and a dedicated Doordarshan channel in Arunachal Pradesh.
Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the Skill development would be a priority area for the Ministry of I&B in the overall communication approach for the North Eastern Region. This would complement the Government’s Act East Policy launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi last year as it would facilitate the nurturing of talent in the field of Media & Entertainment.
NEW DELHI: The Government has denied any cases of cartelisation in the tendering process of Prasar Bharati including All India Radio and Doordarshan.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told Parliament that Prasar Bharati including Doordarshan is adopting a fair and transparent system for the tendering process.
He said that Prasar Bharati had informed the Ministry that it was following the rules and procedures based on the Government guidelines including General Financial Rules (GFR) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) guidelines.
DD had recently floated tenders for DD Kashir, and Arun Prabha, apart from Indian Conditional Access system for its DTH platform Free Dish.
NEW DELHI: The Government has said there are no plans to give publicity to community radios through All India Radio’s FM radio channels.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore told Parliament that various Ministries/Departments/Organizations like the Health, External Affairs, Panchayati Raj, Consumer Affairs, Environment and Forests, Women and Child Development Ministries and the National Legal Service Authority, etc. have been urged by his Ministry to involve Community Radio Stations for their communication campaigns.
Under the policy guidelines for setting up CRS in India, the programmes on CR stations should be of immediate relevance to the community. The emphasis should be on developmental, agricultural, health, educational, environmental, social welfare, community development and cultural programmes.
He added that his Ministry organizes awareness workshops across the country every year to create awareness amongst aspiring applicants about issues relating to setting ...
MUMBAI: Radio Nasha completed one year on air in the month of April 2017. The station has had an extremely exciting and power packed year in both Delhi and Mumbai. It has brought many firsts to the category at large and there have been many noteworthy milestones.
Radio Nasha was the first phase three station to go live and is India’s first ‘Cool Retro’ station that relives the nostalgia of 70s, 80s and 90s. It is the first station that brought superstars of the stature of Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Amit Kumar, Salim Khan, Sameer Anjaan and Kunal Kohli as mainstay RJs. 52 weeks have had 52 celebrities as Radio Nasha Super Stars. Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Dharmendra, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty and Jeetendra amongst other superstars from the era of 70s, 80s and 90s hosted week long shows on the station as Radio Nasha Super Stars.Radio Nasha is the only station to play eight hours of celebrity programming every day.
The station has also run the biggest promotions, ...
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Irrespective of the state/city the radio stations sold in auctions are priced equally instead of being benchmarked on the basis of their ability to deliver revenues, explains Bhatia. He says that this is unfair to the radio industry. “When Chandigarh can be sold for Rs 16 crore, Saharanpur neither being a state capital nor a metro city cannot be sold at the same price. Every buyer will purchase a station keeping profit in mind. Whereas, Saharanpur cannot give the expected profits, how will it be sold for such a high price?”
Seconding Bhatia is Narayanan, “The royalty that I pay in big or small towns is almost the same. In places like Pune and Ahmedabad royalty paying revenues are limited. This is one reason why regional players are not in the foray. Nobody enters C-Towns like Dehradun and Chandigarh as they are priced at 16 crores. Small players cannot afford so much money. Red FM bid for it this time.”
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This refers to the report, “India’s first community radio still makes the right connect”, April 9). There have been several instances of narrow casting with tapes and cables during the last decade of...
MUMBAI: For three years, 90.4 FM Ravenshaw radio was off-air due to technical issues, but now they have plans of reviving it.
The community radio that started in 2008 at Ravenshaw University in Cuttack, Orissa as a dry run and officially launched in April 2011 hasn’t had a smooth run. The station did launch in 2011, but it went on a hiatus for two years due to pending license permission.
“Due to lightening in the antenna, we were unable to air programs. It took us long to take a call on it. Now, we finally decided to come on-air and also turn it into a teaching device for the students of Mass Communication and Journalism in our University,” said Ravenshaw University vice chancellor Prakash Sarangi.
The community radio station will offer students musical programs, guest lecturers from senior professors about Journalism and Mass Communication and some more campus activities.
The radio station acquires 15 km radius, which includes townies too. Thus common issues and law for the citizens will also be ...