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ARAMCO Radio in Saudi Arabia and BFBS radio programming in Nepal

The earliest beginnings for ARAMCO Radio in Dhahran Saudi Arabia can be traced back to the late 1930s when the Arabian American Oil Company played music over a set of loud speakers that were installed at a company swimming pool.  The Arabian American Oil Company was established in 1933 and with its exponential growth it has become the largest and most valuable commercial company in the world.

Nepal Earthquake: The Current Radio Scene in Nepal

The current radio scene in Nepal indicates that the most significant form of radio coverage in Nepal is achieved by more than 500 FM stations; government owned, commercial, and community stations. Programming is on the air in a multitude of local and regional languages, and also in English, Hindi and Urdu for wide area coverage.  Off air relays in several languages from the BBC in London are also heard on some FM stations.

A Tour of Asia’s Oldest Radio Station

A tour of Asia’s oldest radio station, which introduced Sri Lanka and India to Elvis Presley, is a journey through broadcast history.

No All India Radio, Only Akashvani Henceforth Says Govt Diktat

All India Radio is going off air. It is being replaced by Akashvani. The next radio bulletin that you listen to in English on the government-run service will begin with the announcement, “This is Akashvani” in place of “this is All India Radio.”

AIR Kurseong Celebrates 60 Years

The Kurseong station of All India Radio Radio is located at an altitude of 4800 feet and it was inaugurated by the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Dr. B. Gopala Reddy in June 1962.  Since then AIR Kurseong has taken a programming relay from other AIR radio broadcasting stations, and it also fosters the development of local talent in order to preserve the rich cultural values and traditions of the region.

The Story of the Two Shortwave Stations Known as Radio Sada-e-Kashmir

In mid-January 2003, a new shortwave station called Radio Sada-e-Kashmir (Voice of Kashmir) hit the airwaves in Southern Asia.  It was first noted broadcasting in the Kashmiri language at 0230 – 0310 UTC, followed by programming in the Dogri language at 0310 – 0330 UTC on 9890 kHz.

The World’s Highest Radio Station Celebrates its 50th Anniversary: AIR Leh

When it was constructed in 1970, the mediumwave and shortwave station of All India Radio at Leh in Kashmir was listed as the World’s Highest Radio Station, and it has survived, fire, flood and snow during its half century history. As Jose Jacob VU2JOS in Hyderabad India informs us, AIR Radio Kashmir Leh recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee, its 50th anniversary, on Friday June 25 (2021).

The Radio Scene in the Lonely Isolated Maldive Islands: The Island of Gan

The Maldive Islands are a lonely and isolated cluster of islands that lie towards the southern end of a very long series of underwater mountains on the western side of the Indian subcontinent. This island chain stretches for 1000 miles, from the Aminidivi Islands in the extreme north to the Chagos Islands in the extreme south.

Radio Facility in India Turned into a Jail

It was on August 5 last year (2020), that All India Radio in Almora in the northern Indian border state of Uttarakhand announced that local…

50 years on the air – Radio Seychelles celebrates half-century as the archipelago’s first broadcaster

Victoria, Seychelles July 24, 2015 By: John Lablache and Hajira Amla This week marks fifty years since the first radio station in Seychelles began broadcasting…

Pakistan Govt plans to fully digitise state-owned radio

Asim Yasin ISLAMABAD: The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, under its vision of introducing modern trends and technology in different sectors, has planned to…

Retro Radio Dial: 1953 South Asia Radio

Bhutan, Ceylon, India, Kashmir, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan [East], Portuguese India [Goa] Share your own memories of South Asia Radio kc Station Country Location Mediumwave 550…

AFRS Along the Ledo Road

AFRS OUTLETS GO SILENT ALONG ‘ROAD’ By SGT. GEORGE GINGELL The great pulse of the Ledo Road has slowed down. The thousands of men and…

Kabul Radio Memories

by Adrian Peterson The main highway running from the Khyber Pass into the city of Kabul (KAH-b’l) runs through the suburban area of Yakatut (YUCK-a-TOOT)….

FEBA Seychelles

This article was originally material for a broadcast of “Wavescan” via Adventist World Radio and now forms part of the Radio Heritage Collection ©. All…

Wartime Radio in Sri Lanka

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AWR Poona on Shortwave

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Local Radio In The Seychelles

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AWR In Southern Asia

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Shortwave Stations In Pakistan

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