Radio is really the most economical media device in the world. Even a small villager can afford to buy it. The interesting thing is that Radio is the ultimate source of getting news, Information & enjoy entertainment program in any part of the world. The most interesting thing about Radio is that you can hear it even doing some other work.
Right from the Independence day or Republic Day Parade, Sports/Cricket commentary, Nowadays Man Ki Baat by our Prime Minister Sh.Narender Modi etc. are aired through Radio and large population can listen their popular programs at their own convenient places. That’s why Radio is quite popular in India. Earlier it was Vividh Bharti, Aakashwani now the FM radio has improved the quality of voice and accessibility even to the interior part of rural India. With the internet revolution, the accessibility of Radio on Mobile has tremendously increased. Now, most of the radio stations are available online and they have even created their own App which can be downloaded from google App store & enjoy their programs.
Inventor of Radio
But the question is who invented this wonderful device called Radio. Yes, Guglielmo Marconi an Italian inventor, proved the feasibility of radio communication. He sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. By 1899 he flashed the first wireless signal across the English Channel and two years later received the letter “S”, telegraphed from England to Newfoundland.
World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February every year. World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.
In India, Radio was the most popular source of news, information & entertainment up to 1980 because after that Television also attracted the Indian audiences. Some radio programmes are still in the memory of millions of radio listeners: Who can forget the sweet voice of Ameen Sayani Binaca Geet Mala aired on Radio Cylone. The commentary of Jasdev Singh from Red Fort, cricket commentary of Sushil Doshi, Britania Quiz, Radio Najibabad, Yuvvani-Mahfil, Yadon ke Jharokhe se etc. were full of information, live moment from far places & entertainment.
Nowadays, on most of the radio stations, the Spiritual & Motivational programmes are aired in the morning schedule. After that old & new film songs, daily updates, Current topic, event update, inspiring interviews, Educational updates, Sports, art, cultural, socio-political, religious updates are also main attractions aired on different radio stations that attracts audiences.
Suhana Safar with Annu Kapur aired on 92.7 FM is quite popular among the music lover. Annu Kapur even presents very interesting story about the Film artists & even Director/writer and club with old melodious songs. Soul yatra with life coach Sharat a very motivational & inspiring program aired Every week – Monday to Friday – Starting at 7th Sept 2015 – 06.00 am to 07.00 am @ FM 104 News bulletin, on FM Gold at 106.4 after every hour, is listened daily by millions of radio listeners.
Main Indian Radio Station in India are :
AIR FM GOLD 102.3
FM Gold Channel came on air on 1st September, 2001. Broadcast from AIR Delhi as a niche infotainment channel, it has 30% News and Current affairs component and 70% entertainment programming. FM Gold is available in the four Metros i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
Community Radio: With the introduction of Community Radio, the accessibility of Radio has increased tremendously even at the grass root level. The main advantage of Community Radio is to listen radio even where the main radio station signals are unapproachable, local languages, local art, culture & recognition is easily accessible promoted through it. These Community radio are very popular in different parts of India.
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Popular Foreign Radio Stations in India:
When India got independence, BBC Radio Station was the first choice of Indian Radio listeners. BBC radio station was also the main source of world news for the Indian up to 1980. This radio has English & Hindi news service which is still very popular in Indian community.
Radio Ceylon launched the Hindi Service of the station in the early 1950s. Bollywood star Sunil Dutt & King of Radio Voice Ameen Sayani got lot of popularity through this radio station only. The broadcast of Binaca / Cibaca Geetmala ) and “Lipton Ke Sitaare.” Were very much like by the Indians in late 60’s.
Radio Nepal is also quite popular among Himalayan states of India. The broadcast of Hindi movies songs & news are still the main interest for Indians.
Now, in the age of digitations world, the FM radio stations are becoming more & more popular. They are easily accessible even on simple Mobile device itself. So, we can say that Radio has become the pulse of the whole Indian community. That’s why Radio is called Ultimate Source of Information & Entertainment.