Regional News Unit- of All India Radio Ahmedabad is celebrating its 57th anniversary along with the Gujarat foundation day today. Though, All India Radio- Ahmedabad was established on 16th April 1949, the Regional News Unit of AIR Ahmedabad had started functioning independently from RNU Mumbai when Gujarat state was bifurcated from erstwhile Mumbai State on 1st May 1960. Since then, Regional News Unit of AIR Ahmedabad is serving the Radio listeners by its popular Pradeshik Samachar bulletins and other news based programs like Samachar Darpan, Samachar Sameeksha, Jilla Samachar Patra, FM News Headlines etc.
The first Pradeshik Samachar in Gujarati language from RNU Ahmedabad was broadcast at 7.10 pm on 1st May 1960 by the most popular Gujarati News Reader late Shri Lamual Harry. Regional News Unit of All India Radio Ahmedabad had also served its listeners with special bulletins, flashes and news programs during the natural calamities like Earth Quack, Cyclones, droughts and other occasions like war, riots and elections. Similarly, the Regional News Unit of AIR Ahmedabad has also played key role in all round developments of the state since its inception by disseminating information of all development activities as its core news.