Radio City (Indian radio station)

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Radio City
Radio City India.jpg
City Bengaluru, Kanpur, India
Broadcast area National
Branding Radio City
Slogan Rag Rag Mein Daude City
Frequency 91.1 FM , 104.8, 91.9 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 Visakhapatnam 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. Abraham Thomas 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 21 web radio stations.

Broadcasting stations[edit]

Radio City operates in the following cities:

The frequency of Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar,Bangalore,Chennai, Coimbatore,Delhi,Hyderabad,Jaipur,Lucknow,Mumbai,Madurai,Nagpur,Pune,Surat,Vadodara, Vizag, Kota and Patiala radio station is 91.1, Kolhapur and Nashik station have the frequeny 95, Ajmer and Kanpur have the frequency 104.8, Udaipur has the frequency 91.9.

Radio City Super Singer[edit]

Radio City Super Singer is a singing talent hunt by Radio City to discover the singing talent among its listeners. It was launched in 2011 in 14 cities - Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore and Pune.[8]

Radio City School of Broadcasting[edit]

Radio City School of Broadcasting (RCSB) is an autonomous educational unit, instituted by Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) 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.[9]

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[10]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Engaging Frontline Staff -Rank 2[10]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Rewards & Recognition -Rank 3[10]
India's Best Companies to Work for Study ‘14 Fairness in Performance Management System- Rank 3[10]

Acquisition by Jagran Group[edit]

On December 16, 2014, media group Jagran Prakashan (JPL) announced acquisition of Music Broadcast Ltd, which operates the Radio City FM stations.[11] Music Broadcast Ltd publically listed its shares on March 17, 2017. The shares listed at a 26% premium above its issue price of Rs. 333/-.[12]

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.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio City / Companies : Radio Gaga". India Today. 
  2. ^ "Radio City / Companies : India's first pvt. FM goes on air". The Hindu. 
  3. ^ "Radio City / Companies : Abraham Thomas joins Radio City 91.1 FM as CEO". exchange4media. 
  4. ^ "Radio City launches its new FM station in Kanpur". exchange4media.com. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Radio City launches four new stations in Rajasthan". exchange4media.com. 2016-12-12. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Radio City 91.1 FM launches in Patiala". exchange4media.com. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Radio City launches new station in Kolhapur". radioandmusic.com. 2017-02-06. Retrieved 2017-02-06. 
  8. ^ . radioandmusic / Companies : Sing your way to glory with Radio City Super Singer! http://www.radioandmusic.com/biz/radio/private-fm-stations/sing-your-way-glory-radio-city-super-singer-150819 / Companies : Sing your way to glory with Radio City Super Singer! Check |url= value (help).  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Radio City / Companies : Radio City School of Broadcasting". Radioandmusic. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Radio City / Companies : Radio City 91.1 FM is the 'Best Company' in the Media & Entertainment sector". Afaqs. 30 June 2014. 
  11. ^ PTI. "Jagran group to acquire Radio City in all cash deal". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ "ETMarkets After Hours: Music Broadcast makes stellar debut; MTNL, ITC stocks surge". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  13. ^ "Radio City / Companies : Radio City Freedom Award strikes a popular note". bestmediainfo. 

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