With 338 FM channels poised to begin operations in 91 cities in the next six months, an estimated 18,000 professionals will be required to run these stations. Keeping in mind this huge requirement for trained manpower the EMDI Institute of Event Management and popular RJ and TV host Roshan Abbas’ Encompass Events have joined hands to launch India’s first training establishment in radio.
Abbas will be Dean of the Institute, christened the EMDI Encompass Institute of Radio Management.
Elaborating the reasons behind the launch, Abbas said, “Understanding and anticipating the boom in the field of radio, Encompass has joined hands with EMDI Institute of Event Management to start the EMDI Encompass Institute of Radio Management. This venture is one of our strategic initiatives to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of potential radio talent and the industry players venturing into this domain. We look forward to providing each student a brighter future and the radio industry its future managers.”
Speaking on the occasion, veteran radio personality Amin Sayani said, “Congratulations to EMDI Encompass Institute of Radio Management. Roshan Abbas is one of the finest TV and radio presenters and is fluently bi-lingual, which isn’t too common these days. I am sure that Roshan’s vast experience and professionalism will lead to thousands of well-trained, individually groomed radio managers.”
The EMDI Encompass Institute of Radio Management boasts of a curriculum backed by extensive research by leading industry practitioners and a host of industry faculty, who would provide holistic training in areas like radio sales, broadcast system management and station management, unlike prevalent courses that focus purely on voice training.
The faculty include Riya Mukherjee (VP and Regional Head - North & West, Programming, Radio Mirchi), Apurva Purohit (CEO, Radio City), Ravi Iyer (Creative Head, Radio City), along with popular RJs Jaggu, Tarana, Anish Trivedi, Suresh Menon, Mallishka, Manish Vallicha, Gaurav Kapur, Hrishikesh Kannan and actor Boman Irani to name a few.