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AIR launches 24hr audio broadcast channel for classical music

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016,12:36 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Bengaluru | All India Radio has launched a non-conventional audio broadcast channel through Internet and ‘free dish’ with easy accessibility to it for connoisseurs of art, specially classicial music- both Carnatic and Hindustani.

The Channel, known as ‘RAAGAM’, is in public domain round the clock with Mobile App i.e. ‘All India Radio Live’ available in Android I OS and Windows from 6 PM from January 26.

The Channel will be beamed through one of Digital Terrestrial Channel -DTT of Doordarshan, which means thereby it will also be Digital Terrestrial Channel with an aerial radius of 70 KMs in Bengaluru, public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati said in a release here.

RAAGAM will have specific time bands for archival assets, senior living legends, budding and upcoming artists, auditioned and approved by AIR, it said.

The channel will also have programmes on classical music with interpretation and elucidation by musicologists of repute, the release said, adding, RAAGAM will create its own software bank to sustain itself.

It will be uplinked from AIR, Bengaluru, and will continuously get software contributions from 13 other Stations of AIR spread across the country, it added.

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