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VIVIDH BHARATI : THE PRIME ENTERTAINER 

Vividh Bharati Service of All India Radio is the largest entertainment network of the nation. Since its inception in 1957, Vividh Bharati has been providing popular and melodious entertainment to the listeners. It is not surprising that News Magazine, India Today, in its special issue published on the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence, included Vividh Bharati as one of the fifty most important and well known, that make India proud. The Magazine says “It is telling statement that in the era of the unstoppable onslaught of satellite television, radio rules in vast part of India. No other single programme has beamed itself across the country, for more than 30 uninterrupted years, as had Vividh Bharati. The entertainment programme, presenting a mix of film music, skits, short plays and other features, broadcasts 24 hours countrywide. This is much greater than the present reach of FM radio, restricted to metros. Not just, longevity, Vividh Bharati is about bringing connectivity and entertainment to India’s masses that need only to fork out less than Rs. 200/- for a tiny receiver to feel like they belong in the greater scheme of things, that there’s some joy in life in India’s vast rural beyond.”

 

Vividh Bharati Service offers much more beyond Film Music to the masses. ‘Jaimala’, ‘Hawamahal’, ‘Inse Miliye’, ‘Sangeet Sarita’, ‘Bhoole Bisre Geet’, ‘Chitralok’, ‘Chhayageet’ are a few of the many popular programmes which were and are part of the listener’s daily life, generation after generation. From 05th October 2008, Vividh Bharati Programmes are available on DTH, making Vividh Bharati a 24-hours popular musical channel.

 

Vividh Bharati with its wide network consisting of 37 Vividh Bharati Centers and some Local Radio Stations now reaches more than 97% population of this country. Vividh Bharati Programmes are also very popular in the neighbouring countries, as listeners who listen to it through short-wave network, have been writing appreciation letters to All India Radio regularly.  

 

Some popular programmes of Vividh Bharati have featured famous artistes and won wide acclaim from listeners:

                 

 

1.

SANGEET SARITA

(Daily at 7.30 a.m.)

 

Vidushi Girija Devi

 

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

 

Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasiya

 

Pandit Jasraj

 

Pandit Ram Narayn

 

Pt. Rajan Mishra, Pt. Sajan Mishra

 

Ustad Faiyaaz Wasifuddin Dagar

 

Vidushi Ashwini Bhide Deshpandey

 

Vidushi Veena Sahastrabuddhe

 

Shivanand Patil

 

Kalapini Komkali

 

Ramakant Gundecha, Umakant Gundecha

 

Ali Mohammed, Gani Mohammed

 

Ulhas Bapat

 

Pandit Deenanth Mishra

 

Shruti Sadolikar

 

Shubha Mudgal

 

 

2.

AAJ KE MEHMAN

(Every Wednesday at 4.00 p.m.)

 

Actor Prem Chopra

 

Actor Ranjeet

 

Actor Shatrughan Sinha

 

Actor Jackie Shroff

 

Actor Dino Moriyo

 

Actor Nana Patekar

 

Actor Gulshan Grover

 

Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar

 

Director Anurag Basu

 

Choreographer Saroj Khan

 

Actor Mausmi Chatterjee

 

Actor Tanuja

 

Actor Sonali Bendre

 

Actor Sonali Kulkarni

 

Actor Tabbu

 

Actor Ayesha Julka

 

Actor Mala Sinha

 

Actor Ameesha Patel

 

Actor Priyanka Chopra

 

Actor Waheeda Rehman

 

Actor Nanda

 

Actor Leena Chandavarkar

 

Actor Neha Dhupia

 

Actor Ravina Tandon

 

Actor Deepti Naval

 

Actor Zarina Wahab

 

Actor Poonam Dhillon

 

Actor Rati Agnihotri

 

Actor, Director Farhan Akhtar

 

Director, Producer Ashutosh Govarikar

 

Director, Producer Shyam Benegal

 

Actor Farooq Shaikh

 

Director, Producer Prakash Jha

 

Sarangi Player Pandit Ramnarayan

 

Lyricist, Writer Javed Akhtar

 

Shaayar Sharyaar

 

Director Partho Ghosh

 

Director Kalpana Lazmi

 

Writer Maya Govind

 

Director Madhur Bhandarkar

 

Billiard player Michal Pereira

 

Cricketer Ajit Wadekar,

 

Cricketer Eknath Solkar,

 

Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar

 

Cricketer Mohinder Amarnath 

 

 

 

3.

SARGAM KE SITARE

(Every Friday at 4.00 p.m.)

 

Playback Singer Mubarak Begum

 

Playback Singer Abhijeet

 

Playback Singer Babul Supriyo

 

Playback Singer Anupma Deshpandey

 

Playback Singer Vasundhara Das

 

Playback Singer  Mahendra Kapoor

 

Playback Singer Hemlata

 

Playback Singer Pankaj Udhas

 

Music Director Shrawan of Nadeem-Shrawan

 

Playback Singer Manhar Udhas

 

Playback Singer Sunidhi Chauhan

 

Playback Singer Anup Jalota

 

Playback Singer Bappi Lahiri

 

 

4.

UJAALE UNKI YADON KE

(Every Sunday at 4.00 p.m.)

 

Music Director Naushaad

 

Music Director O.P.Naiyyar

 

Music Director Khaiyyam

 

Music Director Ravi

 

Music Director Pyarelal (Laxmikant-Pyarelal)

 

Music Director Anandji (Kalyanji-Anandji)

 

Actor Asha Parekh

 

Actor Wahida Rehman

 

Actor Mala Sinha

 

Actor Vishwajeet

 

Music Director Ravindra Jain

 

Director Basu Chatterjee

 

Producer, Lyricist Gulshan Bawra

 

Actor Parikshit Sahani

 

Actor Om Puri

 

Ramesh Sippy

 

J. Omprakash

 

Actor Shammi Kapoor

 

Writer Salim Khan

 

Actor Manoj Kumar

 

Producer, Director Shakti Samant

 

Writer Ved Rahi

 

Writer Javed Siddiqui

 

Playback singer Bhupinder Singh

 

Actor Joy Mukherjee

 

Writer, Actor Kader Khan

 

Actor Rohini Hattangadi

 

Director B.R.Ishara

 

 

5.

SPECIAL JAIMALA

(Every Saturday at 7.05 p.m.)

 

Actor Suresh Oberoi

 

Playback singer Jatin Pandit

 

Playback singer Lalit Pandit

 

Actor,  Playback singer  Sulakshna Pandit

 

Director Deepa Sahi

 

Lyricist Irshad Kamil,

 

Playback singers Ahmad Hussain, Mohammed Hussain

 

Actor Parikshit Sahani

 

Playback singer K.K

 

Playback singer Kumar Sanu

 

Playback singer Shaan

 

Director, Actor Anant Mahadevan

6.

INSE MILIYE

(Every Wednesday at 7.45 p.m.)

 

Choreographer Loginus Fernandes

 

Actor Birbal

 

Singer Usha Timothy

 

Actor Sonia Sahani

 

Singer Kavita Seth

 

Actor Viju Khote

 

Music Director Amit Trivedi

 

Playback Singer Hema Sardesai

 

Actor Sonu Sood

 

Actor Dalip Tahil

 

Singer Shailendra Singh

 

Singer Anwar

 

Actor Surekha Sikri

 

Actor Atul Kulkarni

 

Actor, Director Parmeet Seth

 

Actor Raza Muraad

 

Playback singer Jaspal Singh

 

Actor Darshan Jarivala

 

Music Director Uttam Singh

 

Actor Anuradha Patel

 

Music Director Kuldeep Singh

 

Actor Satish Shah

 

Lyricist Swanand Kirkire

 

Playback Singer Mohd. Aziz

 

Actor Kiran Kumar

 

Actor Arya Babbar

 

Playback Singer Sapna Avasthi

 

Playback Singer Madhushree

 

Writer Shobha De

 

Actor Archan Puran Singh

 

Music Director Dilip Sen

7.

HIT SUPERHIT – FAVOURITE FIVE

(Sunday special at 1.00 p.m.)

 

Playback Singer Richa Sharma

 

Playback Singer Dilraj Kaur

 

Playback Singer Sudesh Bhonsle

 

Music Director Aadesh Shrivastava

 

Playback Singer Anwar

 

Playback Singer Altaf Raja

 

Playback Singer Anuradha Paudwal

 

Playback Singer Alka Yagnik

 

Playback Singer Javed Ali

 

Playback Singer Sadhna Sargam

 

Actor Kamini Kaushal

 

Actor Tej Sapru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL INDIA RADIO’s VIVIDH BHARATI CENTRES

TOTAL-37 Stations &Trs.-38 [ FM-27, MW-11]

 

Sr. No.

PLACE

STATE

ZONE

Transmitter

POWER

FREQUENCY

KHz / MHz

1

AHMEDABAD

GUJARAT

WEST

FM

10 kW

96.7

2

ALLAHABAD

UTTAR PRADESH

NORTH

FM

10 kW

100.3

3

BANGALORE

KARNATAKA

SOUTH

FM

10 kW

102.9

4

BHOPAL

MADHYA PRADESH

WEST

FM

6 kW

103.5

5

CHANDIGARH *

UNION TERRITORY

NORTH

FM

6 kW

103.1

6

CHENNAI

TAMILNADU

SOUTH

MW

20 kW

783

7

CUTTACK

ORISSA

EAST

MW

1 KW

1314

8

DELHI

DELHI

NORTH

MW

20 kW

1368

9

DHARWAD

KARNATAKA

SOUTH

FM

10 kW

103

10

GUWAHATI

ASSAM

EAST

FM

10 kW

100.8

11

HYDERABAD

ANDHRA PRADESH

SOUTH

FM

6 kW

102.8

12

INDORE

MADHYA PRADESH

WEST

FM

6 kW

101.6

13

JABALPUR

MADHYA PRADESH

WEST

FM

10 kW

102.9

14

JAIPUR

RAJASTHAN

NORTH

FM

6 kW

100.3

15

JALANDHAR

PANJAB

NORTH

MW

1 KW

1350

16

JAMMU

JAMMU & KASHMIR

NORTH

FM

10 kW

104.5

17

JAMSHEDPUR

JHARKHAND

EAST

FM

6 kW

100.8

18

JODHPUR

RAJASTHAN

NORTH

FM

6 kW

102.1

19

KANPUR *

UTTAR PRADESH

NORTH

MW

1 KW

1449

20

KOLKATA

WEST BENGAL

EAST

MW

20 KW

1323

21

KOZHIKODE (Calicut)

KERALA

SOUTH

FM

10 kW

103.6

22

LUCKNOW

UTTAR PRADESH

NORTH

MW

10 KW

1278

23

MUMBAI

MAHARASHTRA

WEST

MW

50 KW

1188

24

NAGPUR

MAHARASHTRA

WEST

FM

6 kW

100.6

25

PANAJI

GOA

WEST

MW

20 KW

1539

26

PATNA

BIHAR

EAST

FM

6 kW

102.5

27

PUNE

MAHARASHTRA

WEST

FM

6 kW

101

28

RAJKOT

GUJARAT

WEST

FM

10 kW

95.8

29

RANCHI

JHARKHAND

EAST

FM

6 kW

103.3

30

SILIGURI

WEST BENGAL

EAST

FM

10 kW

101.4

31

SRINAGAR

JAMMU & KASHMIR

NORTH

FM

10 kW

102.6

32

SURAT

GUJARAT

WEST

FM

6 KW

101.1

33

TRIVETRIVANDRUM

KERALA

SOUTH

FM

10 kW

101.9

34

UDAIPUR

RAJASTHAN

NORTH

FM

1 kW

101.7

35

VADODARA *

GUJARAT

WEST

FM

10 kW

93.9

36

VARANASI

UTTAR PRADESH

NORTH

MWFM

1 KW1 KW

1602100.60

37

VIJAYAWADA

ANDHRA PRADESH

 

SOUTH

MW

1 KW

1503

* EXCLUSIVE VIVIDH BHARATI CENTRES

FM : 26

Medium Wave (MW) : 11

 

COMMERCIAL SERVICE :

 

The Commercial Broadcasting Service of All India Radio is responsible for generating commercial revenue and remittance of service tax on commercial receipts. In the commercial set-up of All India Radio, there are 15 Commercial Broadcasting Service Centers - Ahmedabad, Bangaluru, Bhopal,  Chandigarh, Cuttack, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Srinagar & Thiruvananthapuram, which undertake booking, billing and account keeping of revenue earned through commercial advertisements by their linked AIR stations across the country.  

 

There is also a Central Sales Unit at Mumbai, which accepts bookings on all India basis through a single window for all the channels/stations of AIR.

 

These Commercial Units of All India Radio may be contacted as below :

 

1.    Assistant Station Director                        9.       Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio,                                        CBS, All India Radio  

Navrangpura,                                                5, Park House, Mirza Ismail Road

Ahmedabad – 380 009                                     Jaipur – 302 001

Tel : 079 – 27541597                             Tel : 0141 - 2368761

 

2.    Assistant Station Director                        10.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio                                         CBS, All India Radio

Raj Bhawan Road,                                           Kanpur – 208 002

Bangaluru – 560 001                                       Tel : 0512 - 2555755

Tel : 080 – 22268697

 

3.    Assistant Station Director                        11.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio                                         CBS, All India Radio

Shyamala Hills                                                Eden Gardens

Bhopal – 462 002                                            Kolkata – 700 001

Tel : 0755 – 2661076                             Tel : 033 - 22487648

 

4.    Assistant Station Director                        12.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio                                         CBS, All India Radio

Sector 34-D,                                                  Broadcasting House

Chandigarh – 160 022                                      Backbay Reclamation

Tel : 0172 – 2601847                             Mumbai – 400 020

                                                                   Tel : 022 – 22029556

 

5.    Assistant Station Director                        13.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio,                                        CBS, All India Radio

7, Kamrajar Salai,                                           Chhaju Bagh, Fraser Road

Mylapore,                                                      Patna – 800 001

Chennai – 600 004                                           Tel : 0612 - 2225042

Tel : 044 – 24985818

 

6.    Assistant Station Director                        14.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio,                                        CBS, Radio Kashmir

Cuttack – 753 001,                                          Srinagar – 190 001

Tel : 0671 – 2301210                             Tel : 0194 - 2455071

 

7.    Assistant Station Director                        15.     Assistant Station Director

CBS, All India Radio,                                         CBS, All India Radio

Akashvani Bhawan,                                         Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014

Parliament Street,                                           Tel : 0471 - 2322349

New Delhi – 110 001

Tel : 011 – 23421028

 

8.    Assistant Station Director                        16.     Assistant Director of Sales,

CBS, All India Radio                                         Central Sales Unit, All India Radio

Saifabad,                                                       Broadcasting House,

Hyderabad – 500 004                                       Backbay Reclamation

Tel : 040 – 23240452                                       Mumbai – 400 020

                                                                   Tel : 022 - 2029427

 

Comprehensive details pertaining to commercial advertising on AIR is available at website http://www.csuair.org.in