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News |  05 Dec 2012 18:45 |  By RnMTeam

First internet Nagaland Christian Radio launched

MUMBAI: Providing a platform for Naga musicians to prosper, the first internet Nagaland Christian radio (NCR) has been launched in the state. The station is a joint venture of Highland Dawn Media (HDM) Nagaland and Chennai Christian Radio (CCR).

The radio channel was launched by social welfare, child and women development parliamentary secretary Chotisuh Sazo at Ozone café in Kohima. Sazo mentioned that the programme should reach the unreached and also set an example to other non-Christian states and countries.

The 24x7 channel will play the best Christian music from across the globe as well as from local artistes and Church youth groups. It will attract local listeners and Nagas living abroad, and will also be accessible on various mobile platforms including iPhone, android, Blackberry and Nokia devices in the near future.

Chennai Christian Radio (CCR) founder and radio broadcasting engineer Bob Swaggerty also shared his opinion on NCR by stating that he felt the need for Christian radio when he landed in India five years ago, and had a vision to start an FM radio station.

He then started the CCR in 2010 that attracted listeners from all over the world with around 40 per cent from Chennai itself. The station currently has an average of about 700 listeners per day and about 60,000 tune ins per month from 22,000 unique listeners.