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Radio City (Indian radio station)

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Broadcast area  National
First air date  July 2001
Branding  Radio City
City  Bengaluru, Kanpur, India
Slogan  Rag Rag Mein Daude City
Frequency  91.1 FM , 104.8, 91.9 FM

Radio City is India's first private FM radio station and was started on July 3, 2001. It broadcasts on 91.1 (earlier 91.0 in most cities) megahertz from Mumbai (where it was started in 2004), Bengaluru (started first in 2001), Lucknow and New Delhi (since 2003). It plays Hindi, English and regional songs. It was launched in Hyderabad in March, 2006, in Chennai on July 7, 2006 and in Visakhapatnam October 2007. Radio City recently forayed into New Media in May 2008 with the launch of a music portal - PlanetRadiocity.com that offers music related news, videos, songs, and other music-related features. The Radio station currently plays a mix of Hindi and Regional music. Abraham Thomas is the CEO of the company. In 2010, Radio City launched its first web radio station Radio City Fun Ka Antenna and now they have 21 web radio stations.

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Broadcasting stations

Radio City operates in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Ahmednagar
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Madurai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Bikaner
  • Vizag
  • Kanpur
  • Ajmer
  • Kota
  • Udaipur
  • Patiala
  • Nashik
  • Kolhapur
  • The frequency of Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar,Bangalore,Chennai, Coimbatore,Delhi,Hyderabad,Jaipur,Lucknow,Mumbai,Madurai,Nagpur,Pune,Surat,Vadodara, Vizag, Kota and Patiala radio station is 91.1, Kolhapur and Nashik station have the frequeny 95, Ajmer and Kanpur have the frequency 104.8, Udaipur has the frequency 91.9.

    Radio City Super Singer

    Radio City Super Singer is a singing talent hunt by Radio City to discover the singing talent among its listeners. It was launched in 2011 in 14 cities - Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore and Pune.

    Radio City School of Broadcasting

    Radio City School of Broadcasting (RCSB) is an autonomous educational unit, instituted by Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) which owns and operates Radio City 91.1FM. It was launched on February 3, 2009. They offer a 6-month Certificate Course in Radio Jockeying and Radio Production.

    Acquisition by Jagran Group

    On December 16, 2014, media group Jagran Prakashan (JPL) announced acquisition of Music Broadcast Ltd, which operates the Radio City FM stations. Music Broadcast Ltd publically listed its shares on March 17, 2017. The shares listed at a 26% premium above its issue price of Rs. 333/-.

    Radio City Freedom Awards

    Radio City Freedom Awards are a set of awards presented annually to recognize and honor independent music across genres like Hip-Hop,Folk Fusion, Pop, Rock, Metal and Electronica. It is an open competition that is not restricted to any specific language or region. Its aim is to promote fresh talent and encourage diverse music genres across the globe. The first Radio City Freedom Awards were held on the 30th of May 2013. The jury for the awards consisted of Atul Churamani, MIDIval Punditz, Luke Kenny, Yotam Agam & Nandini Srikar.

    References

    Radio City (Indian radio station) Wikipedia


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