Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicFM Radio

Topic: FM Radio

Industry report calls for digital radio revamp, says it can help broadcast sector double revenues

Digital radio was first introduced in India in 2007 but 15 years later, only AIR is equipped to use it. A recent report suggests how India could boost the use of DRM technology. 

Run ‘public interest’ announcements for 1 hr daily or face penalty — Modi govt tells pvt radio

Released on 6 July by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, govt advisory says the announcements will be dictated by the central and state governments.

How Radio Mewat helped dispel Covid myths and more in India’s most ‘backward’ district

Nine months into the pandemic, Radio Mewat is still keeping its listeners informed about how the pandemic is shaping, and also local events in the district.

How FM Radio spread positivity and created a sense of community during the lockdown

At-home audiences increased by 22 per cent in lockdown as stations emerged as a source of local news & feel-good stories.

Emotional emails & offers to crowdfund — how fans tried to keep BBC Hindi radio on air

The service fell silent last month with its last transmission on 31 January. The BBC management now plans to boost its digital and TV presence.

Modi govt to hold auctions for third batch of FM stations, industry unhappy with base price

The base price had led to a dismal response in the auction of the second batch when a number of private players stayed away.  

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.