Wednesday, 17 August, 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

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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