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Radio…rediscovering news on AIR

There was a time long back when we (me and my sis) as kids were used to listen to news on AIR. Our day started with the ‘suprabhaat’, went on to some regional news and few songs and again news. By 8 O’clock, it was time to rush to school. Gradually time passed and this habit o ours faded. the radio was also responsible for this. It started developing some problem or the other (mostly because of me trying to engineer and re-engineer our set).


We switched to the TV but the pleasure of listening to the radio was a totally different experience. Since then, lots of things had changed. We are no more kids and have a lifestyle of our own.But I haven’t forgotten the radio. Now, there is a lot of colour and glamour in the radio line. The dull and seemingly boring radio hosts and news-readers have got replaced by the more energetic and jubilent RJ’s. Thanks to the introduction of a fleet of FM radio channels which are flourishing everywhere.

Worldspace radio is getting hot now-a-days and quite demanding. I didn’t want to stay behind and subscribed for it about a year back. And let me tell everyone out there, “its worth it”. I had also bought a pocket FM radio. There are a variety of channels coming up in Bangalore among which Radio City 91 FM (among the first ones in the city) and the lately introduced Radio Indigo 91.9 FM. Radio Indigo is really cool, but at times the quality of songs being played are quite unpleasant. Few friends of mine asks me , “why do you need worldspace radio when there are already loads of channels you are getting in the FM arena?”. My only reply is that you got to listen to worldspace with all those channels from the world over to taste what its like.

Radio on the net is also springing up like grass on the lawn. I have an online radio player in my desktop that plays from certain centres in different parts of the world. There are a lot of internet radio websites that plays streaming content. And today, I discovered All India Radio (AIR) on the net ( from which one can listen to the latest news in 5 minutes every morning by downloading an mp3 file in the same All India Radio style. News is available in different regional languages. Now I feel like I can go back to those past ‘radio days’.

As the Corrs sang “It’s late at night, and I’m feeling down………So I listen to the radio listen to the radio

November 28, 2006 - Posted by | General | , , , , , ,


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