While the industry as a whole was experimenting with a contemporary format, retro struck the most impactful chord with listeners. It gave programming an opportunity to present retro in an exhilarating new format, leading to the birth of original content. While retro is becoming a popular theme, original content is what differentiates one player from the other, writes Ashwin Padmanabhan, COO, Reliance Broadcast Network Limited.
Radio Mirchi remains the hot favourite in the Kolkata market as per RAM data for the four-week average ending with Week 34. According to the market share figures of radio channels during the last four weeks, Radio Mirchi ended Week 34 with a market share of 20.3 per cent.
The FM radio market in Sikkim is dominated by three players – Radio Misty, Nine FM and Red FM. The functioning of FM radio in the hilly state presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. exchange4media finds out more from Radio Misty’s Nishant Mittal and Nine FM’s Bobby Gupta.