Indians have a penchant to listen to Radio almost by default whenever they are travelling and college students, housewives and others on sundry jobs would be glued to Radios while performing their duties. Radio has grown tremendously as being one of the most loved platform for music and offers a wide range of channels to suit the needs of almost everyone. There has been an immense scope of Radio stations in India and multiple stations over the years have been formed. However, there are few stations, which are like by the listeners, and they do not forget to tune them daily.
Here is a list of Top ten Radio Stations that are played the most.
10. GYAN VANI
Gyan Vani is very popular in India. It was launched in 2000. Basically, it is an educational FM radio station. It covers the entire city and along with that the adjoining rural areas. Program of educational institutions, health, environment, child welfare and so on are telecasted on this radio station. For regional and educational requirements, this program is highly popular among the listeners. As it don’t only caters to the needs of metro cities, but also the demands of regional dwellers, that’s why its demand is all over. Simply because it used to offer the informative stuff, so its popularity is very large.
9. RADIO NASHA
Radio Nasha is the coolest radio station which is extremely popular in the youngsters. It mainly gives the dose of Bollywood hits to its listeners. In 2016, HT media has launched it officially. In February, various tests were done on social media before its launching and it got huge appreciation from whole India. From that very point, it is holding strong position among the radio lovers. This energetic radio station is fueled by famous Bollywood celebrities. This most energetic radio station invokes tremendous excitement among its fans.
8. VIVIDH BHARATI
Vividh Bharti is the “All India Radio service” of India. It is most popular Fm Radio station, which is managed by the Government. This channel was launched on October 2, 1957 and provide entertainment 15 to 17 hour every day. Its frequency is MHz, Am and Fm. It is categorized as “All India Radio service”. It telecasts the world’s best collection of movies, music, interviews, short skits, news and so on. Many old and new programs recognized on the request of viewers such as “Chaya Geet”, “Hawa Mehal”, “Jaimala”, “Sakhi Saheli”, “Inse MIliye”, “Sargam Ke Sitare”, Hello Farmaish etc. Almost in all India Vivid Bharti live telecast, But these are some cities where Vividh Bharti live telecasted such as V.B 96.7 Ahmadabad, V.B 102.9 Bengaluru, V.B 103.9 Bhopal, V.B 103.7 Gwalior, V.B 102.8 Hyderabad, V.B 102.3 Indore, V.B 102.90 Jabalpur, V.B 105.6 Lucknow, V.B 100.6 Nagpur, V.B 101 Ujjain and so on.
7. MY FM
MY FM is the India’s leading local FM network owned by Mr. Harish Bhatia. This has a great dominance on Chandigarh listeners. MY FM has completed glorious 10 years on February 19, 2017. Dainik Bhaskar group’s MY FM has noticed a great hike in the advertising rate across its network by 25 percent. It has launched its station in Bikaner on March 20,2017 and in Akola on March 23,2017. With these launches, MY FM is the largest broadcaster in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Real Maharashtra. They have also strengthened their network in Gujarat with great station launch in Bikaner.
6. RADIO ONE
Radio One is an Indian radio station which was launched in Mumbai on June 8, 2006. Mr Vineet Singh Hukmani is the owner of the Radio One who is also MD and CEO of Next Radio Ltd. Radio One broadcasts in seven metropolitan cities- Delhi, Bengluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahemdabad and Pune. Radio One is the India’s only Station that operates in International format in Mumbai and Delhi. Based on the International platform, Radio One broadcasts International music and International news. It works round the clock. In Ahemdabad, it broadcasts at the frequency 95.0 megahertz and while in other cities, it broadcasts at frequency of 94.3 megahertz.
5. BIG FM
BIG FM or 92.7 Big FM is also an Indian biggest Private Radio station Operates under the slogan of “Suno Sunao Life Banao” broadcasts at the frequency of 92.7 MHz. Businessman Anil Ambani is the owner of BiG FM. The station plays the most trending Bollywood songs with some regional songs too. It also works round the clock. This radio station which give you the best possible hits musical experience. This station covers almost 45 countries. It broadcasts in Asansol, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa(Panaji), Guwahati, Gwalior, Hissar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Patiala, Patna, Pondicherry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkela, Sholapur, Simla, Srinagar, Surat, Tirupati, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.
4. RADIO CITY
Radio City’s CEO is Abraham Thomas. Radio City is also the most listenable radio station in India, first started in July 3,2001. It broadcasts on 91.1 megahertz from Mumbai, where it was started in 2004, Bengaluru, started first in 2001, Lucknow and New Delhi since 2003. Some of the broadcasting stations of Radio City programs are Vadodara, Bikaner, Chennai, Ahemdabad, Surat, Kanpur, Ajmer, Nagpur, Pune, Delhi, Coimbatore, Patiala, Kolhapur, Nashik. Radio City broadcast a mix of Hindi and regional music. By far they have own 21 web Radio stations until the date. Radio City also launches a singing talent hunt “Radio City Super Singer” among its listeners in 14 cities.
3. RED FM
Red Fm is the biggest Indian Radio Station broadcasts at the frequency of 93.5 megahertz and operates under the slogan of “Bajaate Raho”. The channel owners Kalanithi Maran Hyderabad-based IT company ValueLabs, NDTV, Astro shares a partnership in owning the station. Red FM broadcasts in a number of cities of states, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Metropolitan Cities. Red FM is the India’s only Hindi CHR FM radio network broadcasts in 48 cities. Red FM is the golden pot for the music lovers as they serve the listeners with true taste of Bollywood’s music.
Fever 104 is one of the leading FM channels of the India by HT Media Ltd. It is located in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad with very interactive programs of Movie, Music etc. It telecasts vibrant, youthful and creative programs for its viewers. It is famous for less talk and more music, Bollywood, Sports, Reality and dramas like Ramayana, Gandhi Bose and Bal gopal for today’s generation. This channel also broadcasted comedy shows like “Friends in a Metro, or Horror shows like “Kya Who Sach Tha” and also for the best entertainment and quality music.
1. RADIO MIRCHI –
Radio Mirchi is the biggest Indian Radio Station work under the slogan “It’s hot”. It’s a treat for all the music lovers. Before 1993, government undertaking was the only Radio Broadcaster in India. Then in 1993, Radio Mirchi broadcasted for the very first time in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In 2000 government auction of radio frequencies, Radio Mirchi win the highest frequencies. Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mangaluru, Nasik, Mumbai, Nagpur, Raipur, Patna, Pune, Vadodara and so many cities’ youngsters enjoy the Radio Mirchi. The clouds of Radio Mirchi mostly seems to be spreading on Delhi’s youngsters. Radio MIRCHI follow the city wise programming, atleast one program broadcasts in every city some of which I’ve mentioned above. Radio Mirchi conducts a variety of musical programs including interviews with celebrities that entertains people to a great extent. Radio Mirchi is the most tuned and most loved radio station in India.
As radio stations offers the way of amusement to its listeners, it has become one of the most favorite ways to entertain. People from every age group are very fond of these musical programs on various radio stations. For youngsters, these are the best companion for traveling. It is estimated that by 2019, the total revenue of Radio industry will be around Rs 4000 Crores.