Geographic Collection – India

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.

AIR’s Station At 9,000 Feet Along LoC In Kashmir Broadcasts Programs For People Living Across Border

Surrounded by the barbed wires, dense deodar trees and Pir Panchal mountains in the backdrop, this is the All India Radio (AIR) Srinagar’s Radio Station which has been set up close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Rustum area of J&K’s Uri sector.

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).

National Broadcasting Day 2021: India’s first-ever radio broadcast went on air on this day in 1927

National Broadcasting Day is observed annually in India on 23 July to commemorate the first-ever radio broadcast in the country that went on air from the Bombay Station under the Indian Broadcasting Company in 1927.

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…

Myanma Radio in Burma (Myanmar) Celebrates 75 Years

Radio Myanmar in Burma, or Myanmar as the country is known these days, celebrates its 75th Anniversary tomorrow, Monday February 15 (2021). It was back…

All India Radio all set for rebranding, streamlining of services

Prasar Bharati proposed to streamline 43 ‘Vivid Bharati’ channels to nine language-specific entertainment services Shemin Joy, DHNS, New Delhi, Dec 10 2020 All India Radio…

Making waves during the lockdown

HYDERABAD, May 24, 2020By Ravi Reddy AIR’s Rainbow FM runs interactive and informative programmes on COVID, revives interest in plays On a sunny Sunday in…

How Community Radio Is Helping India

These stations play a vital role in informing the public during this crucial period By Sonia ChopraPublished: April 15, 2020 ⋅ Updated: April 16, 2020…

Jeypore AIR station has listeners not only in India but abroad also

Post News Network: February 21st, 2020 Jeypore: It is not a very popular method of entertainment anymore since the advent of TV and more importantly…

This is Radio Station VU2ZP in Bangalore

On JANUARY 20, 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of the Southern India Air Depot at Bangalore, conceived the idea of installing a…

VU2ZP Southern India Air Depot, Bangalore

VU2ZP AT BANGALORE QUITS I-B AIRWAVES By SGT. CHARLES KELLOGG Roundup Assistant Editor Late in the evening of December 9, a khaki-clad GI leaned close…

VU2ZP Yank Radio… Bangalore: The Brochure

This is the Army! On 20th January 1945, Colonel Melville C. Robinson, then commanding officer of Southern India Air Depot, conceived the idea of installing…

AFRS The India-Burma Network

Commercial Radio Plug Featured Even On Armed Forces Stations By SGT. ART HEENAN Roundup Staff Writer Radio executive and advertising agencies need have few worries…

VU2ZS Misamari, Assam, India 1944

Station VU2ZS Going Places – 3 Watts to 50 Sgt. Fishman of 1327 BU Hopes for All-India Coverage 1327 BU, ASSAM – A 50-watt transmitter…

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…

India FM Radio – Abuzz With Activity

The year gone by was a time when years of hard work and patience finally paid off for the radio industry in India. It was…

Early Radio in India

by Adrian Peterson According to the official records, radio broadcasting in India began on July 23, 1927, when the Indian Broadcasting Company, IBC, inaugurated its…

AFRS China – Burma – India

“I was so young. I had no idea what I was doing there. I didn’t understand why the Marines were there. I was just looking…