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Saturday, September 24, 2016

AIR Puducherry steps into golden jubilee year of broadcast

Puducherry station of All India Radio(AIR) which boasts of having a listenership of around 76 lakhs, even from the neighbouring Tamil Nadu, today stepped into its golden jubilee year of broadcast. Commissioned this day in 1967 as a result of relentless efforts of leaders of public opinion, local journalists and the then Lt Governor B D Jatti, the then Chief Minister M O H Farook, the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry headed then by Nandini Satpathy the station has been catering for the Tamil, French, Hindi and Sanskrit speaking sections of population. The AIR Puducherry has a listenership of around 76 lakhs spread over the Union Territory of Puducherry and the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Tiruvannamalai in neighbouring Tamil Nadu. 
A release from the Assistant Director and Programme Head P Prabhakaran said the broadcast is in the frequency of 1215 Khz. The AIR here broadcasts various programmes relating to literature, agriculture, women's welfare, children, youth, science, sports, industrial workers and drama and music, the release said. Many eminent personalities from different fields of literature, science, drama and medical sectors have shared their excellent information with the listeners and the general public through this public broadcaster. The Health Education programmes broadcast from the station on regular basis associate doctors from the Centrally sponsored JIPMER on primary channel every Friday at 8.30 am and also over FM Rainbow with frequency of 102.8 mtrs every Thursday at 6.45 am and also over AIR Karaikal every Friday at 1.30 pm.

Source and credit:- http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/air-puducherry-steps-into-golden-jubilee-year-of-broadcast-116092300846_1.html

Forwarded By:- Shri. Alokesh Gupta, New Delhi. alokeshgupta@gmail.com

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