Radio City (Indian radio station)

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Radio City
City of license Bengaluru, India
Broadcast area National
Branding Radio City
Frequency 91.1 FM
First air date July 2001
Owner Music Broadcast Private Limited
Website planetradiocity.com

Radio City is India's first private FM radio station and was started on July 3, 2001.[1][2] 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.[3]

In 2010, Radio City launched its first web radio station Radio City Fun Ka Antenna and now they have 13 web radio stations.

Broadcasting stations[edit]

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.[4]

Planetradiocity.com[edit]

Planetradiocity.com is the official website of Radio city.The website features news, videos, Web Radio stations and program guides on Radio City shows.It also launched the first web radio station of Radio City called Fun Ka Antenna in March 2010.[5] Planetradiocity.com has following web radio streams :

Popular Radio City Shows[edit]

Radio City Love Guru

Radio City Love Guru gives advice on love, career, marital & family based matters. The show is being aired from Monday to Saturday between 11pm and 1am in Mumbai,Nagpur,Pune,Ahmedabad,Surat,Ahmednagar,Baroda,Delhi,Lucknow and Jaipur.[9]In Bangalore,Chennai,Hyderabad,Coimbatore and Vishakhapatnam it is aired between 9pm and 1am.Radio City Love Guru show has been on-air for over 10 years.[10]

Kal Bhi Aaj Bhi

Kal Bhi Aaj Bhi show plays popular hits from the 70s and 80’s & airs interviews of legendary artists. Kal Bhi Aaj Bhi show is being aired from 9pm -11pm every Monday to Friday .The show is hosted by RJ Gaurav.[11]

Recognitions[edit]

Awards Category
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 India's Best Company to work For 2014 - Rank 1 in Media [12]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Engaging Frontline Staff -Rank 2 [12]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Rewards & Recognition -Rank 3 [12]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Fairness in Performance Management System- Rank 3[12]

Acquisition by Jagran Group[edit]

On December 16 2014, media group Jagran Prakashan (JPL)announced acquisition of Music Broadcast Pvt Ltd, which operates the Radio City FM stations.[13]

Radio City Freedom Awards[edit]

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.[14]

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