Arun Katiyar, Station Head, Radio City, Bangalore has quit from his position. When contacted, both Katiyar and the FM channel refused to comment on the issue. Details about his next destination are also unknown as yet.
During the course of his two-year association with Radio City, Katiyar had undertaken the entire programming mandate for the Bangalore wing.
A prominent figure in the Indian media world and a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years’ exposure to the field, Katiyar started his career with the Center for Monitoring the Indian Economy (CMIE) as a research scholar in economics. His entry to the media space came with an assignment at the India Today Group, where he served as editor of two magazines—Bombay and TV Today. Following an 18-year-long stint at the India Today Group, he took up the responsibilities of Executive Vice President for content and services at Indya.com.
Katiyar was reckoned as a potential writer after he authored the Harper Collins volume, ‘Bombay – A Contemporary Account of Mumbai’. He had taken up the initiatives for a rock album for CBS.
A multi-faceted personality, with keen interest in music, literature and technology, Katiyar is known in his immediate circle as a person who loves challenges and prefers the thrilling and adventurous face of life. As he believes, ‘working in the peripherals is a lot more interesting than going mainstream’, and as he holds passions for technology, Katiyar’s next step is rumoured to be in the world of technology.