Government launches FM radio station in Amritsar | Amritsar News


GHARINDA: Amritsar’s first public sector FM radio station was inaugurated on Monday by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla in Gharinda, near the international border with the Pakistan.
The channel, apparently started to counter anti-Indian propaganda by Pakistani radio’s “Punjabi Darbar” program, has been moved from the existing AM wavelength to the FM wavelength so that its programs can be heard longer. clearly and undisturbed in Punjabi speaking areas of Pakistani Punjab.
“The transmitter used for both national and external broadcasting is of immense strategic importance. The programs emitted by the transmitter can be heard within a radius of 90 km and up to 50 km inside Pakistani territory, ”Sampla informed, adding that they would counter the malicious anti-Indian propaganda unleashed by the channels. radio across the border. He also expressed hope that the channel’s content would also go a long way in bringing people closer to the contacts between Punjabi speaking people living in the two countries.
Prasar Bharati chairman Surya Prakash said the new transmitter would further enhance the stellar role played by All India Radio in Punjab. Built at a cost of 5.40 crore rupees, the new FM setup would not only meet the demand of the local population but also provide FM coverage across the border, he said.
‘Des Punjab’ and the Saraiki language programs that were currently airing on AM were immensely popular in Pakistan
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