List of Tamil-language radio stations

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Radio stations that broadcast in the Tamil language are found primarily in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Canada as well as other parts of the world containing a significant Tamil diaspora population.

Africa[edit]

  • SA தமிழ் Radio (உங்கள் தமிழ் வானொலி - South Africa's Tamil radio station)
  • Lotus FM (Lotus FM - South Africa's Indian radio station - Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Gujarati)

London[edit]

  • BBC Tamil World Service (தமிழோசை - பிபிசி உலக சேவை) (established 3 May 1941)

Shortwave frequencies[edit]

  • 19 Meter 15690 kHz
  • 22 Meter 13830 kHz
  • 31 Meter 9500 kHz

Canada[edit]

  • A9RADIO - ஏ9வானொலி தமிழ் - Tamil Online Radio Toronto, Ontario, Canada (available on 32Bit, 64Bit, 96Bit, 128Bit and 320Bit HD Broadcasting)
  • Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (கனடிய தமிழ் ஒலிபரப்பு கூட்டுத்தாபனம்) (News timings: 7AM, 10AM, 6PM, 8PM EST)
  • CMR Tamil FM - CMR Tamil FM broadcast at 101.3 MHz FM in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Vanakkam FM - CJVF-FM broadcast at 105.9 MHz FM in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • International Tamil Radio broadcast at ITR 89.3 MHZ FM Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Velicham FM - in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Tamilthai FM - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Thaalam FM (தாளம் தமிழ் வானொலி)
  • Tamil Star Radio (தமிழ் வானொலி)
  • Canadian Thamil Radio (கனேடிய தமிழ் வானொலி)
  • Kalasam Radio]- Kalasam Tamil free online radio
  • Vanakkam Calgary (வணக்கம் கால்கரி) - Calgary Tamil Radio Program - CKYR FM 106.7Mhz, every Sunday 8PM to 9PM MST
  • Chennai Radio, Internet radio station, Brampton.

China[edit]

  • Cheena (China) Tamil Radio சீன வானொலி Broadcasting since 1 August 1963. Daily four hours of shortwave broadcast and four hours of FM broadcast for Sri Lanka.
  • சீன வானொலி] Broadcasting Time

Shortwave broadcast[edit]

  • 31.35 Meter—9570 kHz
  • 31.04 Meter—9665 kHz
  • 22.06 Meter—13600 kHz
  • 21.84 Meter—13735 kHz
  • Sri Lanka 97.9 MHz FM

Australia[edit]

  • Australian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation(ATBC)
  • SBS Radio Australia (அஸ்திரேலிய அரசாங்க வானொலி நிலையம்)

Malaysia[edit]

Singapore[edit]

India[edit]

TamilNadu[edit]

All India radio services in Tamil Nadu[edit]

FM - Frequency Modulation services:

Sl.No Station Frequency (MHz)
1 Chennai 101.4 MHz (AIR FM Rainbow), 102.3 MHz (AIR FM Gold), 100.5 MHz (AIR Vividha Bharathi)
2 Coimbatore 103.0 MHz (AIR FM Rainbow)
3 Dharmapuri 102.5 MHz
4 Karaikal 100.3 MHz
5 Kodaikanal (since 1 July 2000) 100.5 MHz (AIR FM Rainbow)
6 Madurai 103.3 MHz
7 Nagercoil 101 MHz
8 Ooty 101.8 MHz
9 Rameswaram 100.1 MHz
10 Thanjavur 101.2 MHz
11 Tiruchirapalli 102.1 MHz (AIR FM Rainbow)
12 Tirunelveli 102.6 MHz & 100.1 MHz
13 Tirupattur (Vellore) 100.1 MHz
14 Yercaud (Salem) 103.7 MHz
15 Tuticorin (Thoothukudi) 100.1 MHz

Medium Wave service: (table sorted in the order of oldest radio station first)

Sl.No. Station Frequency(KHz.) Meters Broadcasting since Transmitted Power
1 Chennai 'A' 720 416.7 16 June 1938 200 KW
2 Tiruchirapalli 'A' 936 320.5 16 May 1939 100 KW
3 Tirunelveli 1197 250.6 1 December 1963 20 KW
4 Puducherry 1215 246.9 23 September 1967 20 KW
5 Madurai 1269 236.4 6 June 1987 20 KW
6 Ooty 1602 187.2 7 May 1994 1 KW
7 Thoothukudi ESD[disambiguation needed] 1053 284.9 31 May 1994 200 KW
8 Chennai 'B' 1017 295.9 14 October 1994 20 KW
9 Coimbatore 999 300.3 15 August 2000 20 KW
10 Chennai 'C' (Vividh Bharti) 783 383.1 20 KW

Shortwave service:

Sl.No. Station Frequency(KHz.) Metres Timings
1 Chennai 4920 60.98 05.45 a.m. to 08.15 a.m.
7270, 7380 40.65 08.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. & 11.40 a.m. to 03.00 p.m.
4920 60.98 05.30 p.m. to 11.10 p.m.

Digital Radio Mondiale - DRM service[edit]

Currently DRM digital radio channels are in the testing stage.[1]

Private broadcasters[edit]

  • Suryan FM (93.5) (Chennai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli,& Puducherry upcoming -Salem,erode &vellore
  • Hello FM (106.4 FM) (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli,& Puducherry) Owned By Malar publications India. Upcoming-Salem,erode & Vellore
  • Radio Mirchi (98.3 FM) (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai) Owned By Entertainment Network India Ltd (ENIL) upcoming-tiruchy,tirunelveli&Pondicherry
  • Radio City (91.1 FM) (Chennai, Coimbatore,Madurai) Owned By Music Broadcast Private Limited India.
  • Fever 104(91.9 FM) (Chennai) Owned By HT Media Ltd.
  • Big FM (92.7 FM) (Chennai, Puducherry) Owned By Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd India.
  • Radio One (94.3 FM) (Hindi) (Chennai) Owned By Next MediaWorks India. and BBC Worldwide
  • Chennai Live (104.1 FM, 104.8 FM) (Chennai)

Puducherry (Union Territory of India)[edit]

All India Radio services in Puducherry[edit]

FM - Frequency Modulation services:

Sl.No Station Frequency (MHz)
1 Puducherry 102.8

Medium Wave service:

Sl.No. Station Frequency (MHz.) Meters
1 Puducherry (Since 23 Sep 1967) 1215 246.9

Private / others:

Sl.No. Frequency (MHz.) Name
1 93.5 FM Suryan FM
2 106.4 FM Hello FM

Sri Lanka[edit]

Radio Station Frequency[2] Primary Language Status
CRI SRI LANKA 97.90 MHz Sinhala, Tamil, English and Chinese Active
FM Frey Colombo 104.4 MHz Tamil Testing
Shakthi FM 103.9 MHz, 104.1 MHz Tamil Active
SLBC - Tamil National Service 102.1 MHz, 102.3 MHz Tamil Active
SLBC - Tamil Commercial Service (Thendral) 104.7 MHz, 104.9 MHz Tamil Active
SLBC - Vidula Children's Service 107.3 MHz, 107.5 MHz Sinhala, Tamil and English Active
SLBC - Kothmale FM 97.6 MHz, Sinhala, Tamil Active
Sooriyan FM 103.4 MHz, 103.6 MHz Tamil Active
Vasantham FM 102.6 MHz, 102.8 MHz Tamil Active
Varnam FM 90.4 MHz, 90.6 MHz Tamil Active
Tamil FM Nadumuluvathum 107.8 FM Tamil Active
[[ Theydal FM]] Islandwide 100.5 FM Tamil Active

United Arab Emirates[edit]

France[edit]

  • Tamil Olli Radio] (தமிழ்ஒலி வானொலி) - from Tamil Television Network, France
  • THHR FM] (TAMIL-HIP-HOP-RADIO) One Of The First TamilHipHop Radio Station In The World's...!!! - from Like-Xa Média Network, France
  • www.thinasary.com

Mauritius[edit]

  • ONEX FM Radio

Switzerland[edit]

  • Sivan Kovil's - Bakthi Malargal Devotional FM Radio (சிவன் கோவிலின்-பக்தி மலர்கள் வானொலி)

Vatican City[edit]

  • Radio Vaticana வத்திக்கான் வானொலி - broadcasting since 1965

Pakistan[edit]

  • Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation

(Recently discontinued.)

United States[edit]

  • US Tamil Fm
  • 8K Tamil Radio

Global[edit]

  • Ezhisai FM, Ezhisai FM From Tamil Nadu (Pattukkottai - Chennai).
  • THENRAL WORLD RADIO(TWR), THENRAL WORLD RADIO(TWR) from Germany.
  • ETR FM (live from Germany), European Tamils union E.V
  • Alai FM (live from Chennai), Alai Network
  • DAN Tamil Alai (Dish Asia Network) - from Sri Lanka
  • TamilKushi.com -
  • TBC London (Tamil Broadcasting Corporation) - pro-Sri Lankan government, operated by Karuna paramilitary group from London
  • Tamil International Radio - pro-Sri Lankan government, operated by EPDP paramilitary group from Sri Lanka
  • Tamils Flash FM - the first Tamil Youth online radio
  • Ezhisai FM, Ezhisai FM From Tamil Nadu (Pattukkottai - Chennai).
  • Theophony Tamil Isai, Listen to Theophony Tamil Isai online, live streaming From Karnataka (Bangalore).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Alan G. Davies. "Radio Stations in Sri Lanka". Retrieved 2010-01-01.