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IAB grants membership to newly formed FM operators’ body, backs demand for allowing news

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IAB grants membership to newly formed FM operators’ body, backs demand for allowing news

The Asociación Internacional de Radiodifusión (AIR) and International Association of Broadcasting (IAB) have granted membership to the newly formed Association of Radio Operators of India (AROI). IAB has also written a letter to the I&B Ministry demanding to allow hardcore news on Indian private FM radio stations.

Confirming the development Rajiv Mishra, coordinator AROI and CEO of Radio Masti (BAG Infotainment), said, “This is a major achievement for AROI within just 15 days of its formation. We are glad to get the membership at IAB and are very hopeful that news will be allowed in private FM radio soon.”

Along with the letter addressed to the I&B Ministry, IAB has also attached supportive documents on the regulatory environment from all across the globe where hardcore news is allowed.

In a statement, Alfonso Ruiz De Assin, President of AIR and IAB, expressed his concern and said, “I fail to understand why news is not allowed in India as radio is the fastest medium and extremely user-friendly tool of communication.”

The General Assembly of IAB early on Monday morning at Madrid (Spain) agreed in principle to grant AROI active membership. IAB is the global body of private FM Radio broadcasters with more than 17,000 frequencies as members.


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