In 2013, Prasar Bharati took a decision to stop broadcasts by all contractual radio presenters above the age of 35 on All India Radio’s FM Rainbow channel. Anoo Bhuyan delves into the dynamics behind this surprising move and examines the larger implications of the same.
In the last 12 months, at least two radio stations have withdrawn their subscriptions to Radio Audience Measurement, the key measurement
currency of listenership in India.
explores the covert conflict between the RAM provider and the radio operators and advertisers.
One would think that Hindi and Kannada music would never play in Chennai on radio, and Bangalore because of its unique history would surely have Tamil and Telugu songs on air. And Hyderabad must have one Hindi station. Wrong, finds
The Great Indian South is one big surprise!
Applying for and getting a license to set up a community radio station in India is convoluted. A new publication offers a
step-by-step guide to the entire process along with useful information on how and what to prepare before applying.
The government's recent CR policy is considered a big leap forward in enabling people to participate in the mass media.
The next five years may see some self-help groups, fisherfolk and farmer groups, in areas remote and near, bid for radio stations of their own.
After years of meetings, letters, discussions, workshops, petitions, and even some international pressure, New Delhi has decided to move forward and open up radio broadcasting in a way it never was until now.
says radio will be the winner, and there's much more to be done.
In a society where children are never consulted, parents in an Andhra Pradesh district are looking
at their children with new respect. Village children, determined to transform their communities,
are writing and producing a Telugu community radio programme, 'Allari Muchchatlu'.
In the poorest part of Jharkhand, community radio has become an important instrument for the development of neglected
communities. If access to their own media were freer, the villagers believe, things could be even better.
reports on the progress made even without government support for community stations.
The government continues to defy
the Supreme Court's orders on establishing more free and better regulated
broadcasting. At the same time, its sky-high license fees have driven
profit out of the industry.
notes the knots the Broadcasting Ministry has tied itself into.