BIG FM 92.7
|Broadcast area||India, Singapore, Bhutan|
|Slogan||Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho..|
|First air date||2006|
|Owner||Reliance Broadcast Network (2006-)|
|Webcast||Live Delhi: http://gir.fm/?play=del-0927 , Live Kolkata: http://gir.fm/?play=kol-0927|
92.7 BIG FM is a nationwide private FM radio station in India owned by Indian businessman Anil Ambani. It broadcasts at 92.7 MHz (92.7 FM). It mainly plays Bollywood music but Hollywood and regional songs are also played. It broadcasts from 6am to 12am (including metro cities).
Currently, it covers a total of 59 cities and towns, post the phase 3 of radio licensing auctions where Big FM bagged 14 new stations. This is the only private FM radio station which is being broadcast from Srinagar and Jammu in Jammu & Kashmir state. It has made an announcement to invest Rs. 400 crore dedicated to transmission equipment, infrastructure and licensing; which would make the proposed network the largest ever.
From 1 July 2008, BIG FM included Singapore, the first city outside India, in its broadcasting network. It broadcasts its programmes daily from 5 to 8pm on XFM 96.3, under the name of BIG Bollywood 96.3FM. In May 2012, veteran film critic, Bhawana Somaaya started appearing on air, as a Friday film reviewer .
BIG FM is the radio partner for the Bengaluru Restaurant Week an event involving reportedly, the best restaurants in Bengaluru. A number of radio contests are expected to be aired that enable contestants to win prizes.
BIG FM's main tagline is Suno Sunao, Life Banao. The Big FM network is a hub to many iconic Radio Jockeys (now called as Music Jockeys) across regions & Key Metros- RJ Siddharth from Mumbai, RJ Nitin from Delhi, RJ Shruti and Rashmi from Bengaluru, RJ Balaji, RJ Giri Giri, RJ Miruthula from Chennai, RJ Sangram from Pune, RJ Shekar from Hyderabad, RJ Vikas from Indore, RJ Tapan Vadodara,RJ Sameen ,RJ Nasir, RJ Haya from Srinagar,RJ Juhie from Jammu RJ Kidilam Firoz, RJ Neenu, RJ Sweet Ancy & Rj Vishnu Suresh babu from Thiruvananthapuram, RJ Vinod Mamu Fame from Rajkot. Additionally, BIG FM also has a bunch of Marquee shows led by celebrity Radio Jockeys like Annu Kapoor (Suhaana Safar with Anu Kapoor), Anu Malik (The 90s Show with Anu Malik), Zain Khan Durrani (Lamhe with Zain) & Neelesh Misra (Yaadon Ka Idiot Box) which are currently on-going.
Big FM is present in the following cities, under different categories of programming:
Contemporary and retro music
- Agra, UP
- Ahmednagar, MH
- Ajmer, RJ
- Aligarh, UP
- Allahabad, UP
- Aurangabad, MH
- Bareilly, UP
- Bengaluru, KA
- Bhopal, MP
- Bikaner, RJ
- Gorakhpur, UP
- Gwalior, MP
- Hyderabad, TS
- Indore, MP
- Itanagar, AR
- Jamshedpur, JH
- Jhansi, UP
- Jodhpur, RJ
- Kanpur, UP
- Kolkata, WB
- Kota, RJ
- Lucknow, UP (broadcast on 94.3 MHz)
- Mumbai, MH
- Muzaffarpur, BR
- Patna, BR (broadcast on 95 MHz)
- Pune, MH (broadcast on 95 MHz)
- Rajkot, GJ
- Ranchi, JH
- Tirupati, AP
- Thiruvananthapuram, KL
- Udaipur, RJ
- Vadodara, GJ
- Varanasi, UP (broadcast on 95 MHz)
- Visakhapatnam, AP
English retro music
Unless specified otherwise, all stations aired on 92.7 MHz
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