AIR FM Rainbow

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AIR FM Rainbow
Format Music radio
Language(s) Hindi, English and regional languages
Owner All India Radio

AIR FM Rainbow is a group of FM radio channels across India. The group of stations was previously called FM Metro, but the name was changed to FM Rainbow in 2002. The group is run by All India Radio, or AIR, a government owned enterprise. It features Hindi and regional language songs, while also playing English music and providing hourly news in English, regional language and/or Hindi. In Bhopal, FM Rainbow broadcasts in Hindi to more than 12 districts of Madhya Pradesh and 21 Bhopal City suburbs. AIR FM Rainbow Delhi airs in as many as ten cities, more than any of the other FM Rainbow frequencies. Mumbai, Lucknow, Vizag, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kakinada, and Bangalore all receive FM Rainbow transmissions on a variety of frequencies.

Rainbow stations are widely accessible due not only to their strong FM signals that carry transmissions to numerous villages in addition to urban areas, but also to FM Rainbow's commitment to providing diverse programming. Rainbow FM stations plays ghazals, soundtracks, and a variety of programs featuring Western music, both Popular Music and Classical Music. Some such programs are "Time Out," "Take Off," "Footloose," and "Wicked Hour." FM Rainbow's variety of programming is unique for an Indian radio station, yet almost all the disc jockeys (locally known as "radio jockeys," or RJs) on private Indian FM stations got their start at FM Rainbow. Programming is provided on a rotating schedule, accessible from the All India Radio website, along with the frequencies available in different regions. FM Rainbow channels are also available to tune in from Prasar Bharati DTH channels across the country for listeners outside the bandwidth.


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. Now Air RAINBOW served with a varied menu of new formats of entertainment. Now Air RAINBOW MW DRM RAINBOW At present AIR has 206 FM transmitters across the country, by which MW DRM RAINBOW

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 centers, 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.[1]

IR 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

News bulletins on FM ‘Rainbow’ channel[edit]

The News Services Division is putting out news headlines on FM ‘Rainbow’ channel from Delhi from May 28, 1995. Twenty four news headline bulletins on FM ‘Rainbow’ are broadcast round-the-clock from Delhi. The duration of each headline FM ‘Rainbow’ bulletin from Delhi is one minute approx. At present 22 AIR stations are broadcasting FM Headlines.[2]

FM 102.6 Delhi channel[edit]

24 Hours of the day


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