RadioandMusic
| 14 Dec 2018
WPC allots 90.8 FM to Mumbai CR Jago Mumbai

MUMBAI: Bandra based community radio Jago Mumbai can now heave a sigh of relief as The Wireless planning and coordination (WPC) wing of the Ministry of Communications allotted fresh frequency of 90.8 FM to the station.

The Union Park Residents Association's (UPRA) community radio station had approached the WPC for allotment of new frequency after it was assigned 107.8 FM earlier. Broadcasting on this frequency has hampered the transmission of already existing community radio – Must FM run by the Mumbai University.

Officials at WPC confirmed that a changed frequency of 90.8 FM has been allotted to Jago Mumbai and Must FM would continue to broadcast from 107.8 FM.

Comments Jago Mumbai chairman Naveen Chandra, Although we are still awaiting an official communication from the WPC wing of ministry, we have been informed that 90.8 FM has been allotted for Jago Mumbai....

The changed frequency has caused inconvenience for the community radio, states Chandra. We have to make adjustments in our transmission which comes with a cost. Soon after we receive the fresh frequency, we would hit the airwaves....

Must FM transmission executive Pankaj Athavale insists that Jago Mumbai continues to broadcast on their frequency- 107.8 FM as a formal communication hasn't been received yet. This disturbs our transmission as listeners tuned on to Must FM are directed to Jago Mumbai programmes....

In the meantime, Jago Mumbai is gearing up to add on their hours of broadcast from the current four hours. We have been operating in a confined manner because of transmission disturbance issues but would now increase the duration of our broadcasts....

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