Radio City (Indian radio station)
|City of license||Bengaluru, India|
|First air date||July 2001|
|Owner||Music Broadcast Private Limited|
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 Vishakapatnam 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. Apurva Purohit 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 13 web radio stations.
Radio City is present in Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Akola, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune, Sangli, Solapur, Surat, Vadodara and Vishakapatnam. Friends FM is the strategic partner for Radio City in Kolkata.
Radio City School of Broadcasting
Radio City School of Broadcasting (RCSB) is an autonomous educational unit, instituted by Music Broadcast Private Limited (MBPL) 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.
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Acquisition by Jagran Group
On December 16 2014, media group Jagran Prakashan (JPL)announced acquisition of Music Broadcast Pvt Ltd, which operates the Radio City FM stations.
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.
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