Red FM, a ‘Contemporary Hit Radio Station’ as it prefers to be called, has recently added two new shows in an attempt to give its listeners some more variety.
‘Top 25 Chart Show’, which is aired daily between 10 pm and 1 am plays superhit songs based on listeners’ choice. As the name suggests, 25 hit songs of the day are played in the show, kind of a musical recap of the day.
The second show is based around the ‘Bajaate Raho Awards’. An annual programming property of Red FM, this year the show is being heard across Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, unlike last year when it was aired only in Mumbai.
Bajaate Raho Awards is the station’s way of celebrating excellence in stupidity. The Awards are divided into various categories like – ‘The Cricketer of the Year’, ‘Neend ki Goli of the Year’ (most boring movie of the year), ‘Delhi di Shaan’ award (highlighting all those things for which Delhi came to news for the wrong reasons), and ‘Inspired Music Director of the Year’, among others.
Each category is promoted on the station for two consecutive days and listeners are asked to vote their choices by calling in or by sending an SMS to 8558. Lucky voters stand to win prizes through the day and are called back on each show for a chat with the FM station’s RJs. The winner is declared at the end of the second day.
Akash Verma, Station Head, Red FM Delhi, said, “Red FM tries to pick up issues in which a common man can find expression. It’s a platform for expression.”