‘This is All India Radio Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Radio Kashmir is now “All India Radio Kashmir”, according to an official decree issued on Friday. This effect comes a day after the state was officially divided into two union territories.
Set up in 1947 by the Jammu and Kashmir government and had been part of All India Radio (AIR) since 1950s, the radio stations at Srinagar and Jammu, had until now been called “Radio Kashmir”.
Radio had been an important means of communication after many popular programs were aired from Jammu, Kashmir and Leh stations.
The local radio stations have also aired several informative programs in recent times, among them was the popular whether bulletin having massive listeners from farming community in the region.
“Apple growers would plan their spray schedule after listening weather bulletin from Radio Kashmir,” Bashir Ahmad, an apple grower from Pulwama said, adding, if it (Radio) announced rainfall in next few hours, farmers would never spray their orchards.
Popular current affairs “Sharbeen”is widely followed in rural areas.

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