AIR launches 24-hour classical music channel

  • All India Radio has launched a 24-hour satellite classical music channel, ‘Raagam’, which will be available via DTH (with no transmitter support as with its other channels) and mobile app (All India Radio Live), and will also be streamed at www.airbengaluru.com.
  • For the first time in its history, the public broadcasting corporation will have a 24-hour channel with classical Carnatic and Hindustani programmes
  • It can be accessed not just in India but the world over.
  • About 42 per cent of the music will be Hindustani and 58 per cent, Carnatic.
  • Bengaluru will be involved in the technical broadcast and content management of the national channel even as 14 other stations will be officially contributing to its programming
  • The one-minute signature tune of ‘Raagam’ is composed by Bengaluru-based mridangist Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma.
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