Tuesday, October 05, 2010

All India Radio special programming

All India Radio (AIR) special transmission for Mahalaya from *(sign-on) 2230, Oct 06, to 0015* (sign-off), Oct 07.

Mahalaya is a special two hour tranmission consisting of Sanskrit recitation and music orated by Late Shri. Birendra Krishna Bhadra. AIR has been broadcasting this since early 1930s . Count down of Indian festival of Durga Puja starts from the day of Mahalaya.

Last year following AIR channels on SW were noted carrying special Mahalaya transmission:

4760 - Port Blair
4820 - Kolkata
4835 - Gangtok
4880 - Lucknow
4895 - Kurseong
4940 - Guwahati
4965 - Shimla.
(Alokesh Gupta, DX Window 411)