Who was the first director general of All India Radio?

“All India Radio,” mumbled the Viceroy after serious prompting by the broadcaster. “The very thing!” exclaimed Fielden, “and what beautiful initials!” AIR was born on June 8, 1936. Urdu humourist Sir Syed Ahmed Shah Bokhari (before the formation of Pakistan in 1947) was the first director general.

Who started All India Radio?

It was launched by Mir Osman Ali Khan the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad with a transmitting power of 200 Watts. On 1 April 1950, Deccan Radio was taken over by the Indian Government, and in 1956 it was merged with All India Radio (AIR).

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What is Yuva Vani?

AIR’s unique youth service, Yuva Vani (YV), was set up on July 21, 1969. It was both a youth hang-out and training ground. In its glory years, the English section was managed by the trinity of Rita Mukherjee, Avik Ghosh and Noreen Naqvi. Naqvi, in fact, was the first woman director general of AIR.

How did akashvani get its name?

On 8th June 1936 it was renamed, as ‘All India Radio (AIR)’. After Independence, AIR became an integral part of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India). Initially, it broadcasted Governmental programmes and schemes. It was named as ‘Akashvani’ on the suggestion of the famous poet Pandit Narendra Sharma.

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Who introduced broadcasting in India first?

The very first radio broadcast in India was made by Giandchand Motwane (GE-and-chund mot-WAH-nee) from Bombay in 1920. This low powered station was on the air for just one day under the call sign 2KC.

When did TV start in India?

Terrestrial television in India started with the experimental telecast starting in Delhi on 15 September 1959 with a small transmitter and a makeshift studio. Daily transmission began in 1965 as a part of All India Radio (AIR).

What came first cinema or radio?

Radio came decades after cinema. Which may sound odd—it’s just sound, after all. But radio waves have to travel long distances without losing fidelity, or accuracy. Whereas movies were carted around using physical reels of film.

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