Nine FM launches in Sikkim
Kolkata headquartered Chinar Circuits has launched its FM station Nine FM in Gangtok on 24 September, making it the first FM radio station in Sikkim.
Nine FM CEO Bobby Gupta announced the launch of the states's first FM station at a press conference in Gangtok on Thursday. The station will be broadcast on 91.9 FM MHz.
Addressing the press, Gupta said, "True to our motto Your Song, Your Voice", all programmes of Nine FM will be highly interactive. Listeners will be encouraged to call in live or write in through e-mail and SMS to share their views on different topics. Nine FM will also provide the opportunity to the common people of Sikkim to place their requests to listen to their favorite songs, which they want to listen or dedicate to their loved ones."
"Nine has put together the largest ever collection of Nepali music. We also have compiled a large gallery of English and Hindi music," he added.
The broadcast and production facilities at Nine FM have been designed and installed by Clyde Broadcast, Glasgow, UK and the transmission equipment has been procured from Harris Corporation, Quincy, USA. The station has installed dedicated software for scheduling of music, sequencing and playing out.
Chinar circuit started its ground activity for Nine FM a month ago to build awareness around the brnad. It had recently started â€?The Nine Freedom Rock tour 08' in collaboration with the Sikkim State Aids Control Society on 17 August in the Sikkim capital in the presence of known personalities of Sikkim.
The station launched teasers in the Sikkim Manipal University, to reach out to the target audience.
Among the other stations poised for a Gangtok launch are SFM and Radio Misty.