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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

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03 Aug 2022

RED FM brings back South Side Story in New Delhi

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02 Aug 2022

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

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24 Oct 2008

Radio Bundelkhand launched

NEW DELHI: For the first time, a non-governmental organization has launched a community radio station, thanks to the liberalized policy adopted by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

The channel, launched by the Society for Development Alternatives, was operationalised late last week at Taragram, Orchha, in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The Society is a Delhi based NGO and is the first to establish, maintain and operate a Community Radio under the new policy.

23 Oct 2008

First Caribbean community library radio launched

MUMBAI: The first Caribbean community library radio Infolight FM 108.0: The Power of the Information Literacy through Young Voices, was officially launched by Carl Bethel, Minister of Education of the Bahamas, on 16 October 2008, at the Bahamas Library Service. This project is implemented in partnership with UNESCO.

17 Oct 2008

BSF to launch community radio in Imphal

IMPHAL: The country's Border Security Force will launch a community radio service in Manipur before the end of the current financial year.

BSF DIG, Sector Hqs CI (Ops), Gopal Krishna made the announcement at the hand over function of four computer sets to Advance Intermediate College, Moirang on Thursday, according to reports in the Sangai Express.

The requisite sanctions have been obtained as also a grant of Rs 2.5 million to start the CR service, the report adds.

16 Oct 2008

"Ham Radio no longer just a hobby"

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat Institute of Amateur Radio (GIAR) hosted HamfestIndia-2008, the annual gathering of radio amateurs from India on 11 and 12 October, at the sprawling Town Hall, Gandhinagar, capital of Gujarat.

Over 300 delegates from different parts of India, mostly from the western parts of the country, attended it.

Gujarat Assembly speaker Ashok Bhatt lighted the inaugural lamp for the Hamfest. During his brief speech, he emphasised that amateur radio ( or ham radio as it is popularly called) is no longer a hobby , and is a necessity now.

16 Oct 2008

Sangham goes on air

MUMBAI: History was made today when Sangham Radio, India's first Rural Community Radio Station was inaugurated at Machnoor Village in Medak District by former Supreme Court Justice P B Sawant. This is also the first all woman community radio station in Asia.

07 Oct 2008

CR station Ramana Voices for physically challenged launches in Bangalore

BANGALORE: Bangalore based Shree Ramana Maharishi Academy of the Blind has launched a first of its kind community radio station in Asia yesterday. The Ramana-Voices FM 90.4 is the station that will be available initially over a radius of six to seven kilometers of the academy.

30 Sep 2008

Legislation for sustainable community radio needed

NEW DELHI: In December 2002, the Government of India approved a policy for grant of licenses for setting up community radio stations to well established institutions.

On 16 November 2006, the government notified a new community radio policy which permits NGOs and other civil society organizations to own and operate community radio stations as well.

30 Sep 2008

IGNOU launches 6 month certificate prog on community radio

NEW DELHI: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced its plan to launch a six-month certificate programme in 'community radio' from January 2009.

IGNOU will launch the programme in collaboration with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).

IGNOU Vice Chancellor V N Rajasekharan Pillai said, In the certificate programme IGNOU has added a 10 day internship as a compulsory component of the programme to ensure that students get a first hand experience at a community radio station....

30 Sep 2008

'Training is very important for community radio'

NEW DELHI: The Community Radio Conference organised by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) being held in the Capital has emphasised the fact that training is very important and a must to drive community radio services in India.

23 Sep 2008

Symbiosis Institute to set up community radio on campus

MUMBAI: The Pune based Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication will start its own community radio, �Radio Symbi' on its premises and plans to launch it by February in the next academic year.

We have already applied for the necessary government licence for our campus radio and  would be starting the radio once we procure the licence..., confirms SIMC Students' Council President Mitin Chakraborty.