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AIR to launch two music channels

January 11, 2006 16:03 IST
All India Radio has decided to launch two 24-hour music channels exclusively for Carnatic and Hindustani Classical music from July, Brijeshwar Singh, director general, AIR said on Wednesday.

The services of the new channels would be available on the DTH platform, he said.  The channel dedicated for Carnatic classical music would start from Bangalore and Hindustani from Lucknow.

Bangalore AIR will soon come up with 'News on Phone' service and listeners can dial 1258 and 1259 on BSNL mobile to get the latest news, he said adding similar services were being provided by Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai and Patna AIR stations.

AIR has plans to digitise its radio transmission during the eleventh plan period.
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