Sunday, January 22, 2017
AIR JAGDALPUR CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY ON 22.01.2017
All India Radio, Jagdalpur celebrates its 40th Anniversary on 22nd of January, 2017. The Station was inaugurated on 22.01.1977 The installation team consisted of Mr. M. Indiran, IO, Mr. Ranjit Singh, IO, Mr. S.Francis, IO, Mr. C.L.Aggarwal, D.I.E. and Mr. B.K.Rao, D.I.E. The first Programme Officer posted at this station before inauguration was Mr. A.K.Padhi as PEX followed by Mr. G.S.Arya, PEX and Mr. M.S.Panigrahi, ASD. Shri B.D.Mathur, was the first Station Director & Shri M.S.Barnela, was the first Station Engineer of this station. Initially the power of the transmitter was 20 KW which was upgraded by 100 KW during 1997.
The station was duly inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Late Shri Shyamacharan Shukla. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Late Shri Sanjay Gandhi and was presided over by the then Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shri Vidya Charan Shukla. The station broadcasts mainly in Hindi and in some of the local dialects. The following Officers led the station throughout these years.
S/Shri B.D.Mathur, R.P.Itigi, M.S.Panigrahi, B.Bhadravrata, H.N.Patro, Smt. U.V.Page, D.P.Rao, Hassan Khan, Ms. Sanjeevani Sudha Patnaik were the Station Directors. S/Shri M.S.Barnela, P.S.Bajpai, K.K.Sharma, M.R.Nagaraja, Anil Kumar, K.D.Kaushal, R.C.Raipure, B.Jayaprakash Babu, B.R.Siddiqui, I.P.Pandey, S.K.Mishra were the Station Engineers/Dy.Director (Engg.). S/Shri M.S.Panigarhi, G.S.Arya, Rajeev Kumar Shukla, U.K.Das, B.Sonbarsa, H.K.Pani, R.N.Nath were the Asstt. Station Directors. S/Shri S.Jayaraman, Prakash Dehriya, S.K.Arora, Ashish Bhatnagar, G.M.V.Subba Rao, R.C.Raipure, R.K.Vishnoi, M.A.Modak, Sudarshan Ansolia, G.P.Sharma, B.M.Verma were the Asstt. Station Engineers.
Presently, the station is leading by Shri Hemant D.Sidam, Director (Engg.) and Shri Balbir Singh Katchh, PEX(Programme Head) and Smt. Indra Asai, Assistant.
Controbuted by :- Shri. Balbir Singh Katchh, Prog. Executive(P.H.)