Roadblocks hit private FM operations in Delhi, Kolkatta Chennai. AIR may come to the rescue of private FM operators

All India Radio may finally come to the rescue of crisis – ridden private FM radio players in Delhi, Kolkatta and Chennai, who find themselves i...

Private FM operators face roadblock yet again, to seek respite from government

Private FM radio operation in Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai is facing a serious roadblock as operators’ negotiations with TDF have failed, just ahe...

Radio Update: Mumbai is abuzz. Delhi waits for signals to unscramble

With five quality stations up and running in Mumbai, the city certainly is jiving to the music and listening to the RJs talk keenly. But Delhi, and tw...

AIR Kolkata to woo advertisers with numbers

Expecting stiff competition from the private players, All India Radio’s (AIR) Kolkata station is brandishing prime time listenership numbers, in...

Radio: A medium for the media

A rather recent trend, which one can distinctly observe across media is that of cross media marketing. The trend is especially marked in radio, which...

Revenue sharing to improve financial viability: FM radio companies

Indian FM radio companies think that a migration from licence fee to revenue sharing in the government’s policy would improve the financial viability...

Government to consider radio revenue sharing option

To encourage private sector participation in the FM radio broadcasting sector, the government is considering a proposal to replace the existing system...

ORG-Marg to conduct first non-commissioned Radio research

At the time when most of the third party data available on the performance of Radio channels is commissioned research by the radio stations themselves...

Radio Today’s RED to launch in Mumbai today

The launch of Radio Today’s FM station ‘Red’ in Mumbai today, has sparked off more excitement in the media circles. However, with 4...

Radio Station reorients programming. Radio Mirchi is ‘only Hindi’

If initial dipsticks are any indicator, Radio Mirchi has made a strong claim for leadership in Mumbai market. Why then are they changing their program...

Dr Morepen reworking radio plans

What does a brand do when the objective is to build overnight recall and brand association? Own the medium! This is exactly what Dr. Morepen did, giv...

Private FM radio service in three metro to miss August deadline

Private FM radio service in three metro circles — Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai — is almost certainly going miss the August 29 deadline. The...

BBC Radio on INCableNet

BBC World Service has entered into an arrangement with INCableNet in Mumbai to provide radio programmes 24 hours a day, including two hours of Hindi a...

AIR to use WorldSpace platform to go live on trains

Live news on Indian trains is closer to reality now. Railway Board has given its in-principle go-ahead to All India Radio (AIR) to implement its dream...

Radio Advertising: A niche in the market or a market in the niche?

As the initial euphoria settles in, media planners are busy conducting listnership dipsticks and sellers are evangelizing the medium more than their s...

International: Radio broadcasters want more liquor ads

According to a survey by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), most radio stations hope to increase hard-liquor advertising. The RAB estimated liquor ad...

I&B may allow community radio service soon

The Information & Broadcasting ministry is considering a proposal to allow community radio services in the country, wherein the private sector would b...

Dainik Jagran and MICA conduct media workshop

Dainik Jagran along with MICA, held a 3-day interactive workshop in Lucknow recently. The theme of the workshop was 'Media Planning and Marketing' and...

FM Radio war hots up in Mumbai

With four radio stations upping the ante, and another one waiting in the wings, market is waiting for signals to unscramble.

Radio City to go on air in Mumbai on May 21

Star India’s radio venture Radio City will launch its FM station in Mumbai on May 21. This will be the fourth private radio station in Mumbai. T...

WIN 94.6 off to a good start in Mumbai

WIN 94.6, a private 24-hour FM station, launched its services in Mumbai on April 29. Music aired by the station will be largely in English. The le...

Radio Mirchi launched in Pune

Pune got the taste of first private FM radio station yesterday with the launch of Radio Mirchi. Primarily music driven channel, with a bouquet of prog...

Kolkata FM uses Chinese TV to reach listeners

Kolkata FM is using China’s CCTV cable television channel to reach its listeners. As a result, the 65,000-odd cable TV subscribers in Durgapur, which...

VoA join hands with AIR

The Voice of America (VoA) is planning to join hands with All India Radio. VoA is negotiating with Prasar Bharati to air its production on terrestrial...