Several private FM radio players announced the launch of their stations in the cities of Nagpur, Solapur, Vishakapatnam (Vizag) and Ranchi over last week. Radio Mirchi, Radio City, My FM and Big FM were among those who announced their launches.
My FM has launched its 13th station in the country with the commencement of operations in Nagpur. With four more launches in the near future, My FM will complete its launch plans for all 17 circles that it has license to operate in.
Radio Mirchi began its operations in Nagpur and Vizag from last week. While the station at Vizag became operational with effect from October 26, the Nagpur station went on air last on October 18. Post the launch of stations in these two cities, Entertainment Network (India) Limited (ENIL), Radio Mirchi, will roll out six more radio stations by the end of this year.
The Reliance ADAG-controlled Big FM has also launched its stations in Vizag and Ranchi, thus taking the Group’s total count of stations in the country to 35. The radio player has licenses for operating 45 stations across India.
Radio City began operations in Solapur and Nagpur last week. With these launches, the radio player has 12 operational stations across India, with eight more stations yet to be launched, to complete its 20-station quota.