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Thursday, February 14, 2013
UAE: Radio is a listener’s silent companion, say RJs, on Word Radio Day
Kris Iyer and Vanitha Vinod of Radio Me conducting their 'Talking Point' show.
Illiterates and busy people tune in to radio for fun, news and entertainment
As the world celebrates World Radio Day today (February 13), radio
jockeys (RJs) in the UAE are busy entertaining listeners, handling
humanitarian issues or preparing for their next chat shows or music
Some of the busy RJs, who found time to speak to Emirates 24|7, said
they are happy that a large number of people including illiterates hear
their voice at least once a day.
“I am illiterate and cannot read or write. But I get all the latest news
from the radio in my car,” says Mohammed Khan, a cabbie in Dubai.