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FM RAINBOW

 

The FM Rainbow channel of All India Radio was launched at a time when radio listening was on the decline especially in big cities. Technological improvements in the field of sound recording tempted young music lovers to opt for other modes of listening to music.  Hi–fi, stereo sound on digital electronic equipments became preferred and fashionable. FM transmission on radio effectively served this purpose by ensuring noise free high quality reception to its listeners.

 

AIR was the pioneer in bringing FM radio to listeners in the country. The first FM Channel was launched on an experimental basis in 1977 in Chennai. The local radio stations of AIR which had their beginning in 1984 were all based on FM technology. They introduced the concept of community radio using the FM transmitter which provided local/limited coverage focused on the needs of the local populace and served the community effectively. Listeners of All India Radio thus got exposed to hi-fidelity sound quality for the first time. FM transmission subsequently got a huge boost with the opening up of radio broadcast to private players.

 

AIR launched the FM Rainbow channel on 01.02.1993. This was a channel to cater primarily to the young listener on the move. The Radio Jockey (RJ) replaced the Announcer. The presentation style became fast paced and informal to suit the changing listener profile.  The vibrant programming and quality reception caught the imagination of the youngsters and allured them to come closer to their radio. In its round the clock broadcast, radio listeners were served with a varied menu of new formats of entertainment.   

 

At present AIR has 206 FM transmitters across the country, by which it covers 24.94% of the area and 36.81% of the population of the country.  FM Rainbow is originated from 15 centres, at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Lucknow, Panaji, Jalandhar, Cuttack, Kodaikanal, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Vishakhapatnam, Puducherry and Vijayawada.  AIR Delhi Rainbow is relayed fully from Mussorie, Kanpur, Aligarh, Kasauli, Kurseong, Leh, Aurangabad, Kochi, Cherrapunji and Shillong and partly from Hyderabad, Bhadrava, Poonch, Rajauri, Naushera, RK Srinagar, RK Jammu, Jhansi, Dharamshala, and Bhatinda. The programming of FM Rainbow includes Pop music, Film songs,  Classical & Devotional music, News Headlines, informal chat shows, phone-in programmes etc. AIR FM Rainbow commands an impressive listening and holds its own among private FM Channels.

 

AIR FM RAINBOW Stations/Relay Centres:

 

1.     

Aligarh

101.3 MHz

2.     

Bengaluru

101.3 MHz

3.     

Chennai

101.4 MHz

4.     

Coimbatore

103.0 MHz

5.     

Cuttack

101.3 MHz

6.     

Delhi

102.6 MHz

7.     

Hyderabad

101.9 MHz

8.     

Jalandhar

102.7 MHz

9.     

Kodaikanal

100.5 MHz

10.  

Kurseong

102.3 MHz

11.  

Kolkata

107.0 MHz

12.  

Kanpur

103.7 MHz

13.  

Kochi

102.3 MHz

14.  

Lucknow

100.7 MHz

15.  

Mumbai

107.1 MHz

16.  

Mussorie

102.1 MHz

17.  

Panaji

105.4 MHz

18.  

Puducherry

102.8 MHz

19.  

Shillong

103.0 MHz

20.  

Tiruchirapalli

102.1 MHz

21.  

Visakhapatnam

102.0 MHz

22.  

Vijayawada

102.2 MHz

23.  

Kasauli

107.2 MHz

24.  

Dharamshala

103.4 MHz

25.  

Bhatida

101.1 MHz

26.  

Poonch

100.7 MHz

27.  

Rajauri

101.9 MHz

28.  

Naushera

1089 KHz

29.  

R K Srinagar

102.6 MHz

30.  

R K Jammu

100.3 MHz

31.  

Leh

1053 KHz

32.  

Aurangabad(Bihar)

102.4 MHz

33.  

Jhansi

103.0 MHz

34.  

Cherrapunji

100.1 MHz

35.  

Bhadravah

101.0 MHz

  

FM GOLD

FM Gold Channel came on air on 1st September, 2001. Broadcast from AIR Delhi as a niche infotainment channel, it has 30% News and Current affairs component and 70% entertainment programming. FM Gold is available in the four Metros i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

 

1

Chennai

102.3 MHz

2

Delhi

106.4 MHz

3

Kolkata

100.2 MHz

4

Mumbai

100.7 MHz