For Radio sector demonetisation was de-growth of 15%

Things started picking up for the sector as advertising came in from e-commerce and government

TRAI encourages Digital Radio, private operators raise concerns

TRAI holds open house discussion on issues related to digital radio broadcast in India, radio operators say that the plan is a failure, not going to t...

We are the provocative entertainer – loud and aggressive: Nisha Narayanan, COO, Red FM

Nisha Narayanan, COO, 93.5, Red FM says that Radio should stop selling itself as just Radio but offer clients a 360-degree package selling and adds th...

Radio sector to set up new measurement system

The new system, which will also include AIR, will have representatives from the radio sector, media agencies as well as advertisers

e4mSpotlight: Is a Copyright Board the need of the hour for private FM sector?

Among the myriad issues that India’s private FM sector faces, the case of statutory licenses and the formation of an independent Copyright Board have...

93.5 Red FM launches in Surat, Patna; eyes more launches by year end

After launching in Jodhpur, Chandigarh and Amritsar, 93.5 Red FM is further cementing its presence in tier II markets, with two new station launches a...

High reserve price irks operators as second batch of Phase III radio auctions begin

Auction of second batch of Phase III frequencies, which began on Tuesday, has seen a muted response by the radio sector with many large operators not...

RED FM Network launches retro music station 'Radio REDTRO106.Chaar' in Mumbai

This is the first radio station to be introduced under the newly acquired Phase III licenses by the company. While the station has been test-playing f...

SC declines govt’s plea against Red FM

The apex court, on Friday, declined the government plea against the Delhi High Court’s decision to allow Red FM to participate in the first stage of t...

Guest Column: A new era for private FM: Nisha Narayanan

Nisha Narayanan, COO of Red FM, takes a look back at 2015 and highlights the expectation a newly resurgent radio industry has for 2016

Only large radio networks to benefit from extension of FDI limit, say experts

In a surprising move, the central government announced that FDI limit would be increased for private FM sector, among other sectors; a decision that...

FM festive adex expected to rise by 20-25%

The private FM industry is optimistic that the growing buoyancy among corporates combined with the announcement of repo rate cut will add to festive c...

93.5 Red FM hikes advertising rates by 35%

Demand across most major metros and big cities has seen growth which is equivalent to festive season rush and is an eminent reason for the rate hike w...

Delhi HC allows RED FM to participate in auction of first batch of private FM radio phase-III

“From the beginning we had kept a sizeable money to be spent on these auctions. Our inclusion means a healthy competition and will benefit the entire...

Red FM to approach Delhi High Court today

Red FM has confirmed that it will be moving the court today as it seeks to get the MIB and Home Ministry’s decision against it overturned. Red FM and...

RED FM considers legal action after Phase III snub

RED FM, Sun TV, Suryan FM, Nisha Narayanan, Phase III, MIB, Abhinn Shreshtha

Delhi, Mumbai could fetch upwards of Rs 70 crore in Phase III auction

Delhi and Chennai have 1 frequency each, while Mumbai and Bangalore have 2 frequencies that will go under the hammer. These cities have proven themsel...

Phase III auctions may fail, predict FM operators

Private FM operators are not impressed with TRAI’s recommendations on the reserve prices of stations in new cities under Phase III and say it reduces...

Union Budget 2015: FM players want incentives as Phase III approaches

Chief among the radio industry's requirements are uniformity and relief from taxation as well as a resolution to the FDI issue, which operators have l...

FM players in Catch-22 situation with Phase III 3 year lock-in period

The 3-year lock-in period prescribed under the FM Phase III policy could adversely affect M&A in radio sector

Delhi polls bring windfall of Rs 10-15 crore to radio industry

With Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party sweeping the Delhi polls, radio has proved its mettle in regional marketing once again

Radio ad spends to rise by 8 -12% post phase III

Since most of the new frequencies are in tier III and IV towns, radio will become a significant medium for advertisers in reaching media-dark regions;...

Radio ad spends to rise by 8 -12% post phase III

Since most of the new frequencies are in tier III and IV towns, radio will become a significant medium for advertisers in reaching media-dark regions;...

15 per cent cap irks FM operators

A 15 per cent cap on owned frequencies has upset a few operators as the ministry outlined its process for carrying out the auctions