Wednesday, February 13, 2013

India: AIR to broadcast special programmes on World Radio Day

NEW DELHI: All India Radio has planned several programmes for tomorrow to mark World Radio Day, alternating between musical programmes by children to interviews with radio veterans and other listeners. 

A musical programme by children aged between eight and fourteen years will be broadcast tomorrow night on AIR’s main channel, the Indraprastha Channel. 

There will also be a discussion on the National Radio Scenario Today on the Indraprastha Channel tomorrow at 10.30 am. 

AIR’s FM Gold Channel (106.4) will broadcast Radio Rhythm Special at noon tomorrow where celebrities who have been associated with All India Radio or began their careers there before making a name for themselves elsewhere will be interviewed. 

Later in the afternoon at 3 pm, FM Gold will broadcast ‘Hello FM’ live where listeners can call in and talk about what radio means to them. 

FM Rainbow (102.6) will call certain eminent personalities in a programme at 8 am and talk to them with them about the evolution and different aspects of radio. 

FM Rainbow will interview Jitendra Ram Prasad, a veteran in radio broadcasting, at 4.30 tomorrow evening.
World Radio Day is marked as a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information and freedom of expression over the airwaves. 

The objectives of the day is to raise greater awareness among the public and the media of the importance of radio; to encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to information through radio; as well as to enhance networking and international cooperation among broadcasters. 


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