Sunday, January 24, 2021

Special broadcasts by All India Radio for Republic Day, January 26


India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day on 26 Jan 2021 (Tuesday). All India Radio will broadcast special programs in connection with the Republic Day celebrations as follows:

25th January 2021 (Monday): Eve of Republic Day

1330 UTC (1900 IST) onwards Hon'ble President's address to the nation in Hindi and English. This will be broadcast by all stations of AIR on MW, SW, FM. Shortly after this broadcast, the local stations will broadcast its translations in local languages.

SW frequencies:

from 0345 on 9949.8 DEL 100 kW Hindi - LIVE
from 0345 on 11739.8 DEL 100 kW Hindi - LIVE
from 0345 on 15030.0 BGL 500 kW English LIVE (DX Mix-Bulgaria)

kHz     kW       Station

4760    7          Leh                
4835    10        Gangtok  ?                   
4950    30        Srinagar          
5040    50        Jeypore                      
5050    10        Aizawl ?
6030    250      Delhi              
MW Frequencies :

FM Frequencies :

Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24x7

26 January 2021 (Tuesday) : Republic Day

Live running commentary of Republic Day parade and cultural pageant from 0345 UTC (0915 IST) onwards :

Hindi : 9950 kHz (Delhi 100 kW), 11740 (Delhi 100 kW) 
English: 15030 (Bengaluru 500 kW) 
(Cancelling External Service in Nepali & Baluchi languages),   

Also on MW/FM frequencies as per below-mentioned links.
MW Frequencies:
FM Frequencies:
Also on DTH Channels/ airlivenews 24x7

The following regional stations will change from their Morning frequencies  on 60 Meters (4 and 5 MHz frequencies) to their day time frequencies between  0335-0350 UTC (ie much earlier than usual) as follows :

6000 Leh
6085 Gangtok ?

The following stations are already scheduled to be on air daily at this time and will also relay the running commentary.
5040 Jeypore
6110 Srinagar
7295 Aizwal ?

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