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Name of station (with address and contact number) & State

All India Radio, 2nd Mile, Sevoke Road, Siliguri (West Bengal) Pin – 734001.

DDG(E)

0353-2540396 (O)

9402137005 (M)

SD

0353-2541314 (O)

9434046074 (M)

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Category of Station

Regional

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If Relay, Channel relayed

 

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Population covered

Primary Channel – 1,64,75,201

Vividh Bharati Service – 17,53,183

(as per census 2001)

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Number of channels

Two

i) Primary Channel (PC) – Medium Wave

ii) Vividh Bharati Service (VBS) – FM

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Date of commissioning

PC: 7th July 1963 (as an auxiliary station of All India Radio Kolkata)

VBS: 10th September 2001

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Frequency

PC: 421.9 Metres (711 KHz - MW)

VBS: 101.4 MHz (FM)

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No. of Transmitters & Power

Transmitter

Full Power

Radiating Power (Feeder Current)

BEL HMB 140 (AM) – 2 Nos.

TR – 1

TR - 2

100 KW

100 KW

100 KW (30 A)

Nil

GCEL – 136 (FM) – 2 Nos.

TR – 1

TR - 2

5 KW

5 KW

4 KW

(combined)

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Transmission timings

Primary Channel (MW)

Transmission

Time

Total duration

(Hrs:Mts)

I

05:55AM to 03:05PM (except Sunday)

05:55AM to 03:30PM (Sunday)

09:05

 

09:35

II

05:15PM to 11:12PM

05:57

Vividh Bharati Service (FM)

Transmission

Time

Total duration

(Hrs:Mts)

I

05:55AM to 10:00AM (except Sunday)

05:55AM to 10:30AM

(Sunday)

04:05

 

04:35

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Duration of programmes

Per month

 

Origination

Primary Channel:450 Hrs 10 mts

VBS: 22 Hrs 30 mts

Total: 472 Hrs 40 mts

 

Relay

Programme: 27 Hrs 00 mts (PC) + 103 Hrs 10 mts (FM) = Total 130 Hrs 10 mts

News: 115 Hrs (National News/ Hourly Bulletin, External News, Regional/ Local News and news based programme i.e. Sambad Parikrama, Assembly Review, District News Letter, Weekly News Round up, News Reel, etc.

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Languages/ dialects in which programmes are broadcast

Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali.

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Composition of originated programmes

Music: Classical Music, Folk Music, Light Music, Film Music, Devotional Music;

Spoken Word: Talk in Bengali, Talk in English;

Drama; Literary Magazine Programme; Current Affairs;

Special Audience Programme (in Bengali only): F & H, Children, Women, Programme for Senior Citizen, Industrial Workers, Educational, Youth, Sports, Health & Family Welfare, Language Lesson.

a)

Duration & percentage in each language / dialect

Details enclosed (Annexure – I)

b)

Duration & percentage of each programme category (music / sw / news)

Details enclosed (Annexure – I)

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Coverage Area

 

a)

Primary

Primary Channel: Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjiling (except hill areas), Jalpaiguri, Maldah and Uttar Dinajpur.

21,855 Sq. Kms.

VBS: Parts of Darjiling (except hill areas) & parts of Jalpaiguri & Dinajpur districts.

Aerial distance covered: 200 Kms.

b)

Secondary

VBS: Parts of Darjiling (except hill areas) & parts of Jalpaiguri & Dinajpur districts.

Aerial distance covered: 200 Kms.

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Programme zone covered by the station

Primary Channel: Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjiling (except hill areas), Jalpaiguri, Maldah and Uttar Dinajpur.

VBS: Parts of Darjiling (except hill areas) & parts of Jalpaiguri & Dinajpur districts.

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Budget Utilization & Revenue Accrued

 

a)

SBG 2013-14

Rs. 56,748/- (in thousands)

b)

Expenditure

Rs. 51,753/- (in thousands upto 31.1.2014)

c)

Liability if any being carried over

Nil

d)

Revenue earned (2012-13 & 2013-14 upto 31st Jan 2014)

Rs. 31,64,800/- (2012-13)

Rs. 9,72,800/- (2013-14 upto 31st Jan 2014)

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E-mail id of the station

 

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Fax No.

0353-2540396

0353-2541314

 

Annexure – I

Details of Language / dialects broadcasts by AIR SILIGURI

Item of broadcast

Duration of b’cast in a month (in min)

Percentage of b’cast in a month in respect of total b’cast

Language / Languages (SW only)

6780

24.8%

Dialect / Dialects

1000

3.7%

Morning information programme

450

1.6%

Music

 

 

(a) Light

4146

15.1%

(b)Folk

1145

4.2%

(c)Classical

1800

6.6%

(d)Film

6360

23.3%

Drama

180

0.7%

Feature

120

0.4%

Farm & Home

1140

4.2%

Legal Programme

No Fixed Chunk

 

Educational Programme

453

1.7%

Yuvavani

540

2.0%

Children’s Programme

240

0.9%

Women’s Programme

480

1.8%

Senior Citizens Programme

60

0.2%

Industrial B’cast

120

0.4%

Language Lesson

120

0.4%

Sports Programme

90

0.3%

Science

No fixed chunk(Except serial received from Kolkata)

 

Health & Family Welfare

188

0.7%

Local Announcement Programme Highlight

900

3.3%

News

 

 

(a) Originated

NIL

 

(b) Relay

6300

23.1%

(C) News Commentary

300

1.1%

(d) News Reel

NIL

 

Sponsored Programme

3565

13.1%

TOTAL

36477

135.2%

 

 
03/10/2015
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