Friday, December 16, 2016
The English service is more than happy to meet Indian listeners in early December, after an eight-year hiatus. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr. Alokesh Gupta and Dr. T. Jaisakthivel for helping make the two events successful. On December 3rd in Chennai, Carlson Wong and Paula Chao were warmly received by listeners whose sincerity, hospitality and passion will always be remembered. The get-together in Delhi on December 4th was also a fond memory. Like RTI Chairperson Lu Ping said in Delhi, listeners's support has helped linked the two countries together and prompted RTI to grow and better improve its broadcasts.
(Source: RTI Website)
The very severe Cyclone Vardah made landfall in Chennai on 12 Dec 2016 noon creating lot damages.
My observations of AIR Chennai.
All India Radio, Chennai was noted off air SW 7380 kHz from at 0830 UTC on 12 Dec 2016 . They were heard past 0800 with weather warnings. The External Services via Chennai on 7270 at 1000-1100, 1115-1215 was also missing. However the Home Service was noted on 4920 at 1200. MW transmission on 720 kHz is also noted as usual.
The complete SW schedule of AIR Chennai is:
4920 50 kW 0015-0245 1200-1739
7380 50 kW 0300-0930 (Sun 1130)
7270 100 kW 0000-0045 Tamil, 0045-0115 Sinhala, 0130-0430 HS, 1000-1100 English, 1115-1215 Tamil, 1300-1500 Sinhala
Via Jose Jacob
Thursday, December 01, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
"Art of Broadcasting" a Tamil book jointly written by Mr.Ko.Selvam and Mr.Vijaya Thiruvendam (Former AIR Directors) in Dept. Journalism and Communication, University of Madras, on 22 Sep 2016 at 11.00 am.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Radio Brahmaputra is helping close to four lakh people in Dibrugarh, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.
It is reaching out to them through its daylong flood bulletin, information dissemination, weather broadcast, updates on floods, broadcasting plans by the disaster management authority to victims, information about relief camps and live interaction with flood victims.
With over 15 lakh people affected by floods in the state, a nine-member team from Radio Brahmaputra began special programmes three days ago.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
"We want Mann Ki Baat to reach as many people as possible across the world," Raj Shekhar Vyas, additional director general at AIR, said over the phone.
Mann Ki Baat has also been visually adapted for telecast on Doordarshan channels. Both AIR and Doordarshan are owned by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati.