| 20 Apr 2024
Candid Jeeturaaj

A euphoric Jeeturaaj shared with his experiences, his thoughts about being in Zurich as the best Indian RJ after what all present called a superlative performance. “On a personal level, I still haven’t gotten over the fact that I am here, and have just performed in front of a global audience.

Disbelief was the first thing that came to my mind when I was told that I’d won. I still have to come to terms with the thought that I have performed in front of an international audience.

” Sharing with details about how his entry was selected by his station, a very modest Jeeturaaj said, ”There were four audios of mine that we’d selected and then we went into a brain storming session that was spread over 2 to 3 days before we finally clued in on the final entry. The decision was taken by the team rather than me alone, because I could be emotional about a show that I had done. But from a team perspective, you understand what is more important from the global angle rather than the individual angle.

I salute my team at Mirchi for helping me select the right entries.” “I greatly appreciate the way your company and the forum accepted the way I am, the faceless Jeeturaaj, without getting personal, I really love that,” revealed Jeeturaaj. On being asked about what went on in his mind when he was informed that he’d won, Jeeturaaj said.” I am still to believe it.

I said during my show in Zurich just now that across India among all those radio professionals who’ve contributed in their own way, am I really the best? There are so many people that are doing so much of good stuff on radio in India.

It is a nice feeling that amongst the plethora of radio professionals, just me gets a chance to represent them. And at the same time, it’s great to be considered the best for this year, also I am truly humbled!” “I am proud that I have come here and the Sounds of India is so wonderful, the way people were grooving to our music and the internet responses that are still coming in and I still responding to many of the messages on twitter. I am thrilled by the fact that I had a caller from Bangkok, a fan who said that he liked my performance in Zurich that he witnessed on the internet live. Another one who saw a video of my lower torso observed on social media that I am wearing no footwear, and that thrills me, I am always barefoot during my show.”

“I have posts from Dubai, from Mumbai, from Bangalore, from so many places. I still have to come to terms with the fact that my radio show has been appreciated by the world.” On being asked about his experiences at the IRF, Jeeturaaj said,” It’s very elevating. Its such a wonderful learning that sounds of the world are so diverse and different. I have learnt here how to connect with the world. For all of us at Mirchi, it was an awakening call that there is a global audience we can connect with if we go live.”