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All India Radio Kolkata (Unofficial Site)

All India Radio Kolkata Present Setup

Akashvani Bhavan

Akashvani Bhavan Eden Gardens Kolkata

All India Radio Kolokata Channels


All India Radio Kolkata has 6 chanells.

  • 1. Calcutta 'A'
  • 2. Calcutta 'B'
  • 3. SBS [Sepecial Bengali Service]
  • 4. Vivdh Bharati
  • 5. FM Rainbow
  • 6. FM Gold

    The programme composition consists of News, Music and Spoken Word. Music refers to all kinds like Classical, folk, devotional, light, film and western. Spoken word can take the form of talks and discussions and includes programmes on sports, drama, radio features and documentaries as well as special audience programmes on subjects like Farm & Home, Women, Children, Education, Health, Industrial Workers, etc. Interactive broadcast includes phone-ins, radio-bridge, voice mails, apart from listeners forum.

    In 1947, AIR had 6 stations in India, 18 transmitters, with an area coverage of 2.5% & population coverage of 11%.

    In 1999-2000, there are 198 stations, 310 transmitters, with 90% area coverage and 97.3% population coverage, in 24 languages and 146 dialects.

    The F.M. channel was started from April, 1980.

    In the year 1994, some private parties were introduced in Calcutta, Bombay, Delhi and other states for a better broadcasting system by the Government. In total five private parties were introduced

  • (1) HMV F.M.
  • (2) Radio Network Ltd.
  • (3) Sahu Jain Services Ltd.
  • (4) Raghuvar India Ltd.
  • (5) Bennet Coleman & Co. Ltd.

    In the beginning, nine hours were allotted to the private parties. They were to pay the Government Rs.3000/- for a prime time slot, and Rs.2000/- for a non-prime time slot. In 1998, the Government called tender again. On 26th June, 1998, programmes of 3 parties were discontinued by the Government. Sahu Jain Services was discontinued from 18th July, 1998 by Calcutta High Court Order and Radio Network was discontinued from 3rd May, 2000, following withdrawal of a court case by the party. SPECIALITY : All live programmes are held in the channel. VARIOUS PROGRAMMES :

  • (1) BHORAI Spiritual Programme For Senior Citizens.
  • (2) ALAPON Programme For Youth.
  • (3) AAJ RATE Variety Programme.
  • Health Magazine
  • Womens Magazine
  • Cinema Magazine
  • Sports Magazine
  • Literary Magazine
  • Talk Show PROGRAMMES OF SONG & MUSIC
  • (4) KICHU KATHA KICHU GAN
  • (5) CHAYA LOKE
  • (6) WESTERN MUSIC
  • (7) PROGRAMME OF DRAMA
  • (8) PROGRAMMES OF VARIOUS SONG
  • Classical Music
  • Beng.-Hindi Film Music
  • Rabindra Sangeet
  • Modern Songs etc.
  • (9) GULDASTA Programmes of song & music like Gazal.

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