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Mar 01, 2021
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The phenomenal growth achieved by All India Radio through decades has made it one of the largest media organizations in the world. Today AIR reaches out to 99.18% of the population spread over about 91.85% of the area through 262 broadcasting Centres. The inception can be traced back to the enforcement of the Telegraph Act on October1, 1885. Major landmarks of broadcasting are as below:

  • YearDateMilestone
  • 1923JuneBroadcast of programmes by the Radio Club of Bombay.
  • 1923NovemberCalcutta Radio Club put out programmmes.
  • 1924July 31Broadcasting Service initiated by the Madras Presidency Radio Club.
  • YearDateMilestone
  • 1930March 1IBC went into liquidation.
  • 1930April 1Indian State Broadcasting Service under Department of Industries and Labour commenced on experimental basis.
  • 1935MarchPost of ``Controller of Broadcast`` innstituted.
  • YearDateMilestone
  • 1941October 24AIR came under the Department of I&B.
  • 1942January 1Akashvani Mysore was taken over by Maharaja of Mysore.
  • 1946February 23AIR came under the Department of Information & Arts.
  • YearDateMilestone
  • 1952July 20First National Programme of Music broadcast from AIR.
  • 1953July 29National Programme of Talks (English) commenced from AIR.
  • 1954-First Radio Sangeet Sammelan held.
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