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05 Aug 2022

Spotify collaborates with Asiavilleto launch 'Create with Anchor'

MUMBAI: Asiaville and Spotify announced a strategic collaboration to discover and educate the next 1,000 regional language podcast creators through ‘Create with Anchor’.

05 Aug 2022

95 Mirchi gives this Friendship Day a musical...

MUMBAI: Mirchi, India’s no.

03 Aug 2022

RED FM brings back South Side Story in New Delhi

MUMBAI: 93.5 RED FM, India’s leading private r

02 Aug 2022

Punit Pandey, Chief Business Officer - 9X Media moves on after 15 years!

MUMBAI: 9X Media’s Chief Business Officer Punit

24 Jul 2009

Big FM narrows Mirchi's lead in Kolkata, Bangalore

MUMBAI: Save the occasional blip, Radio Mirchi appears to be holding sway over the top position in the four metros. Week 28 has been no different. Mirchi consolidated its position across the metros, although Big FM came close to touching the topper in Kolkata and Bangalore. In Mumbai, erstwhile leader Red stayed a notch behind Mirchi, still unable to bridge the gap that was forged a couple of months ago.

17 Jul 2009

Radio Mirchi continues lead in metros

MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi has refused to give up its lead in the four metros in week 27, according to RAM data just out.

Red FM is snapping at the leader's heels in Mumbai, and Fever has managed another surge in Delhi, but in the 12 plus demographic in the metros, Mirchi's hold appears strong for the present.

09 Jul 2009

AIR FM creeps into top 5 in three metros

MUMBAI: All India Radio's FM stations, the least advertised of all FM players, have been silently but slowly staking their claim in the popularity charts. If the latest RAM ratings for week 26 are to be believed, AIR FM stations, either Gold or Rainbow have made it to the top five in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. In Kolkata, the two stations come in at number nine and ten, however.

As with the past few weeks, Mirchi has continued to hold its lead in the metros but has slipped again in Bangalore to Big FM by a slender margin.

09 Jul 2009

Haryana based education society to start CR station

MUMBAI: A Grant of Permission Agreement has been signed by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B), Government of India to establish, maintain and operate a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Manav Rachna Education Society, Faridabad, Haryana.

The Community Radio Station is likely to be operational within three months as per the agreement. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 51 in the country.

03 Jul 2009

Radio Mirchi tops metros again

MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi has reclaimed the slender slip it had suffered in Bangalore last week and is on tops in all four metros in week 25, according to the latest RAM data.

Bangalore : In Bangalore, Radio Mirchi has upped its share by 1.6 percentage points, to end with a market share of 19.9 per cent. Big FM, which had managed a lead last week, is back to second spot with a market share of 17.7, having lost 0.8 percentage points in the process.

02 Jul 2009

Lucknow University to start own CR station

MUMBAI: Lucknow University is all set to launch its own community radio station.

The Mass Communication department of the university had received the grant of permission agreement from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The station has received its letter of intent two weeks ago and it will start operating within six months.

Dr Mukul Srivastava, a faculty member in the mass communication department says, The department had applied for a licence around one-and-a-half-years ago, but could get clearance only now....

30 Jun 2009

Pune CR Vidyavani airs show by and for visually challenged

MUMBAI: The University of Pune's community radio station Vidyavani aired an hour long programme run for, of and by the visually impaired, on 27  June.

The programme, Braille Webradio �Dnyanadrushtiche Saadhak Aamhi' (In pursuit of Knowledge) had students from Jagruti School for Blind Girls, Alandi, and sighted students from Aksharnandan participating.

29 Jun 2009

Gram Vaani devises economical solutions for CRs

MUMBAI: Gram Vaani, an initiative to empower community radios by developing low cost technological tools, has formulated an enhanced radio automation system. The automation system called, GRINS, standing for the Gramin Radio Inter Networking System is available for download on Gram Vaani's website,

26 Jun 2009

Big steals lead in Bangalore, Mirchi rules in other metros

MUMBAI: Radio Mirchi's sweep of the ratings in last week's RAM statistics in all four metros, was stopped in week 24 by Big FM, which has stolen a march over Mirchi in Bangalore. In Delhi and Kolkata, Mirchi retains its lead by a wide margin. In Mumbai however, Red FM continues to snap at Mirchi's heels, threatening to usurp the position it has held for a long time.

25 Jun 2009

Hyderabad education trust to launch CR station

MUMBAI: The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station at Abid Ali Khan Educational Trust, Hyderabad. A letter of Intent has been issued to the Institute after recommendations of Inter Ministerial Committee and seeking requisite clearances from various Ministries. The Community Radio Station is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement. With this, the number of CRS will increase to 50 in the country.