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Kodai FM station to extend broadcast hours

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For three more hours The FM station, which has been transmitting programmes up to 6.00 p.m., will extend its broadcast up to 9.00 p.m. shortly.



STEPPING INTO SIXTH YEAR: The Deputy Director General (South Zone-Marketing), N.G. Srinivasa, speaking at the fifth anniversary celebrations of the Kodaikanal FM station in Dindigul on Friday.

DINDIGUL: The Kodaikanal FM station will broadcast programmes for three more hours shortly. It will get financial and manpower support and technical facilities for enhancing its service, said N. Subramanya Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Barathi.

Delivering a keynote address at the fifth anniversary celebrations of the FM station held here on Friday, Mr. Sharma said that the station, which had been transmitting programmes up to 6 p.m., would extend its broadcast up to 9 p.m. shortly.

Appreciating its excellent performance, he described the station as a healthy child and the best FM station in the country in presenting programmes and making revenue.

"We need not worry about the healthy child and there are many weak children to take care of.''

Though factors like wide coverage area, presentation of nice and innovative programmes and excellent service by dedicated and hardworking staff were responsible for its success, he said, strong and continuous support from the listeners, who were encouraging it every year, was the main factor for its grand success. "Without listeners' appreciation, whatever we do will be of no use,'' he said.

The Kodaikanal FM station would work with renewed vigour to match the massive support extended by its listeners, Mr. Sharma added.

While interacting with listeners through a live programme aired from Dindigul, the Deputy Director General (South Zone-Marketing), N.G. Srinivasa, said that the Kodai FM station had 2.2 crore listeners spread over 22 districts in the State.

Its revenue had touched Rs.5.25 crores. All necessary support would be extended to the station to air better programmes.

The Deputy Director (Marketing), V.V. Subramaniam, said that entertainment was given top priority.

The Station Director, M. Somaskandamoorthy, and Programme Executive, R. Murali, coordinated the programme.

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