The FM stations of All India Radio, FM Gold (106.4) and FM Rainbow (102.6), were shut down for the day today for urgent maintenance and repairs of the Pitampura transmitter in Delhi.
The shut-down also affected to some extent to Radio Mirchi, Radio City and some other Delhi-based FM stations which use the same transmitter in addition to their own. Sources from some private FM channels said their programming had only been affected minimally as they also use other transmitters. They said they had been informed about the closure well in advance.
Senior personnel in AIR told Radioandmusic.com that the maintenance had been continuing since 3 September and was being carried out during night hours. However, it had been felt necessary to work during day time so that the entire work could be completed in a day.
This had not affected the transmission of the channels through direct-to-home platforms. Personnel said that the channel would work start functioning from tomorrow but there will be another half-day shut-down for the same reason on 15 September.
(Source : Radioandmusic.com)