RadioandMusic
| 23 Sep 2019
Jammu and Kashmir 's All India Radio commenced normal medium wave broadcasts

NEW DELHI: All India Radio stations in Jammu and Kashmir has now resumed normal medium wave service. It had earlier began beaming to an extent amid the floods, to send out vital life saving information to the people.

All the special audience programmes including the live shows with experts have been restored, including the outstation broadcasting segments and music broadcasts.

All the news bulletins from Delhi are also being aired across the valley. Earlier, the FM transmissions had been restored.

There was complete collapse of broadcast infrastructure as a consequence of the ferocious fury of the swirling waters in the widely popular Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, forcing it to go off the air.

AIR headquarters had deployed additional programme and technical professionals to help restore the signal of All India Radio at Srinagar initially the FM transmitter installed at Shankaracharya Hills, spared by flood fury.

Consequently, programmes like utility messages, helpline numbers and also having content offering psychological succor were broadcast. These were interspersed with suitable music, soothing recitations, befitting documentaries and greatest of all, ‘vox populi' expressing people's feelings, emotions, expectations and sentiments. AIR did not depend on the technology available in Kashmir only but also made use of satellite communication technology.

The sister station in Jammu also continuously broadcast appropriate programmes taking crucial information support to the listeners in the state. Jammu and Srinagar stations of AIR are serving the people of the state and also whomsoever they reach across the border and LOC for the past six decades.