Tuesday, February 28, 2006

31 radio towers to be set up in 15 states

New Delhi : Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs, P. R. Dasmunsi on Monday in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha informed that the Government propose to set up 31 radio towers in as many cities spread over 15 States.
Of these, five are in Andhra Pradesh (Kakinada, Hyderabad, Vijayawada - 10 KW each; Karimnagar - 5 KW and Srikakular - 1 KW), four in Maharashtra (Aurangabad, Amravati, Sholapur - 10 KW each and Oros - 5 KW), three each in Uttar Pradesh (Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Vararnasi - 10 KW each) and Uttaranchal (Bageshwar - 5KW and Gairsen, New Tehri - 1 KW each), two each in West Bengal (Darjeeling, Coochbihar - 10 KW each), Tripura (Agartala - 10 KW and Longtharai - 5 KW), Tamil Nadu (Madurai, Tirunelvelli - 10 KW each), Karnataka (Gulbarga, Bellary - 10 KW each) and Rajasthan (Udaipur, Bikaner - 10 KW each) and one each in Gujarat (Junagarh - 10 KW), Haryana (Rohtak - 10 KW), Madhya Pradesh (Ujjain - 5 KW), Manipur (Imphal - 10 KW), Orissa (Rairangpur - 1KW) and Punjab (Jallandhar - 10 KW).
In the information, it is mentioned that some of the cities where Doordarshan towers exist, radio towers have not been set up as FM radio channels/additional channels are proposed to be set up on these Doordarshan towers. Towers are set up subject to approval of the schemes, availability of the funds and the necessity of putting a new tower. In up-gradation/replacement schemes where FM transmitter is replaced, no new tower is required.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

New website of TWR India

In the latest edition of HCJB-Dx Partyline there is an interview with Shakti Verma, technical director of TWR- India. Allen Graham interviewed him during HFCC conference. In his interview Mr Verma advised about the new TWR India website :
He also announced that TWR India will start verifying listeners reports with e-qsl's .

Contact details for TWR India as foll :
Address :
Trans World Radio - India
L - 15, Green Park
New Delhi - 110016
Phone : +91 11 26515790
Email : info@twr.in

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