Sunday, January 06, 2008

More FM Stations in India

Big FM has launched in Jodhpur, taking the totalnumber of stations to 42 across India.Big FM is already operational in places that includeMumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata andBangalore, and several Tier II towns.It will launch 4 more stations to complete 45 stationsall over India.Some of the shows are Big Chai, Nakhrali, Dil Dostietc, Big Dhamaal and Raat Chand Aur Mai.- 03/01

Club FM 94.3 started broadcasting from here Kerala –Kannur on December 30. The new FM station started byMathrubhumi was inaugurated by Mathrubhumi ManagingDirector M.P. Veerendrakumar, MP. Mathrubhumi ManagingEditor P. V. Chandran was among those present.- The Hindu 02/01

Sunday December 2 2007 13:44 ISTExpress News ServiceT'PURAM: With Sun TV's S FM all set to follow Malayala Manorama's RadioMango, the sky of Kerala is changing to a battle field of corporate mediahouses.S FM will go on air from Kozhikode early next week as the second private FMradio station in the state.December will also see the entry of Radio Mirchi from the Times of Indiastable, Big FM, an Adlabs-Reliance joint venture, and Club FM, Mathrubhumi'sFM station, in the Kerala sky.Thiruvananthapuram is going to witness a fierce battle to see who willbecome the pioneer as S, Big, Mirchi and Club have all geared up for theshow and are waiting to clear a technical snag."Kerala had a good tradition of radio listening, thanks to the AIR. Thiswill make our task easier," said Nisha Narayanan, project head, S FM."Though we primarily target youngsters in the age group of 15-40 years, I amsure the channel will be acceptable for all who love music," said Nisha.S FM 93.5 has the most number of stations, five, in the state. The group hasplans to make these stations the best among its 45 stations in the country.Krishna Menon, station head, Radio Mirchi said Radio Mirchi is a 'bollywoodchannel' in Mumbai and likewise in Thiruvananthapuram, it will be a channelfocussing on Malayalam film industry.The Big FM has plans to win Malayalee hearts by organising Corporate SocialRelief activities.But, will a medium market like Kerala has the potential to support four orfive FM stations in each town? "The future lies in smaller cities," saidNisha Narayanan.The experts point out the example of Colombo's success. Though a mediumtown, Colombo is successfully supporting around 20 FM stations in Simhaleseand Tamil.

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