News  |  30 Apr 2009

Plex issue forces radio stations to change marketing plans

MUMBAI: The ongoing producer-multiplex tussle has already had the plexes enforcing new programming strategies to garner revenues through alternate streams. And now the tug-of-war has also compelled a few radio stations to change their marketing activities. Until the commencement of the strike,...

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

Manna Dey concert to help support Bangalore kids

BANGALORE: Kolkata born Padmabhushan Manna Dey, who turns 90 on 1 May, will perform in Bangalore on 10 May. Through the Memories come alive concert, Dey, who performed in the city in May 2008, will once again take his fans on a musical journey spanning over six decades along with Archana Udupa....

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

Rediff Y&R radio ad makes it to Clio Awards shortlist

MUMBAI: Rediffusion Y&R's advertVandana, for the American India Foundation, is the only Indian entry shortlisted in the Radio category (single entries) for the Clio Awards 2009.Released in September 2008, the ad has been scripted by Mohamed Rizwan. Anisha Sarin and Ashutosh Karkhanis have been...

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Gadgets  |  30 Apr 2009

The MobileStore launches 'Ray' handsets

MUMBAI: Essar Group's The MobileStore (TMS) has launched handsets under the brand name �Ray'. The company says it has worked with equipment manufacturers on the design and features of the handsets. Four models will be rolled out in the first phase. RAY M20 is the cheapest at Rs 2,399 and comes...

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

AIR documentary bags award

MUMBAI: 'Sukritham', a documentary broadcast by Thiruvananthapuram All India Radio (AIR), has bagged the award for the best family welfare programme at the national level. In a press release on Monday, AIR's Thiruvananthapuram Station Director said 'Sukritham' narrated the fight of a father and a...

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

Resul Pookutty takes up Malayalam film

MUMBAI: Oscar winning sound engineer  has for the first time taken up a Malayalam feature film as his next assignment. Mammootty's historical film Pazhassi Raja, directed by director Hariharan,scripted by literary giant M.T. Vasudevan Nair, will mark the Malayalam debut of Pookutty as a sound mixer...

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Press Releases  |  30 Apr 2009

SanDisk Releases Four New slotRadio Cards for Fans of Rock, Country, Hip Hop/R&B and Oldies

MUMBAI: SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, today announced that four new 1,000-song, genre-specific slotRadioâ„? cards are available for sale at slotRadio.org. The new slotRadio cards (starting at $39.99 MSRP, U.S.) give consumers...

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

Neeraj Chaturvedi takes charge as Fever natl mktg head

MUMBAI: Neeraj Chaturvedi has been elevated as head, national marketing and promotions at Fever FM. This is in addition to his current responsibility as station head, Delhi. He replaces Gowri Satyamoorthy Kapre who has moved to Hindustan, HT Media's Hindi daily as part of the internal transfer. She...

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Press Releases  |  30 Apr 2009

Music Today presents Amit Heri's Jhoola

MUMBAI: Music Today latest album titled Jhoola – A World Music Yatra... by distinguished musician and composer Amit Heri is all set to rock the country as it releases this week. The artiste previously conquered the hearts of millions of music lovers through his music for the movie Morning Raaga...

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Press Releases  |  30 Apr 2009

"Vote Podalana" - an awareness campaign on voting

MUMBAI: With the elections just around the corner, BIG 92.7 FM, Chennai's only station that plays music which reflects the mood of Chennai has come up with a unique on-air and on-ground campaign titled â€?Vote Podalana'  to create awareness on the importance of voting. In continuation to the same a...

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Press Releases  |  30 Apr 2009

Asian Television Awards to have Resul pookutty as Chief Guest

MUMBAI: Asian Television Awards also honored Resul with a diamond studded Arabic Sword carved out of 24 carat gold. Resul pookutty our proud "Oscar" winner was recently invited to be the Chief Guest at the prestigious Asian Television Awards that was held at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Dubai on 24th...

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News  |  30 Apr 2009

BBC and radio rivals join forces to digitise radio

MUMBAI: In a first of its kind joint venture, BBC will join forces with commercial radio operators like GMG, Global Radio and Bauer Media as well as RadioCentre to form a new Radio Council to promote digital radio.

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News  |  29 Apr 2009

Congress using parody of Bollywood songs to drum up support

MUMBAI: "Koi Roke Chahe Daanye Se, Koi Roke Chahe Banye se, hum kaun hain, kya hain duniya ko dikha denge" -- the Congress' poll message in the form of songs echoes novel methods of electioneering -- if you can't say it straight, sing a song. Without doubt, the Congress seeks to convey that it is...

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News  |  29 Apr 2009

Saregama launches album for Deccan Chargers

NEW DELHI: Saregama India has recorded a music album for the IPL's Deccan Chargers team (owned by Deccan Chronicle) which is now in South Africa for the IPL. The anthem recorded for the team shows the Deccan Chargers stand for aggression, power and dynamism. Sung by Shaan, composed by Shamir Tandon...

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