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Monday, January 18, 2016

AIR Ratnagiri is celebrating its 40th Annual Day Today!


1. Date of Commissioning: 18th January’1976.
2. Name of Engg. Head:Shri S.Y.Khade, Assistant Engineer
3. Name of Prog.Head: Shri Suhas S.Vidwans, Programme Executive

All India Radio, Ratnagiri was commissioned on 18th January’ 1976 and was formally inaugurated on 5th June’ 1979.

4. LOCATION :- The city of Ratnagiri is situated along the West Coast of India. The Radio Station is situated at Thiba Palace Road, 2 Km from main Bus Stand and 7 Kms from Railway Station on Konkan Railway.

5. COVE RAGE : The Station covers two districts namely :-

(a) Ratnaigiri - with population of 17,96,482
(b) Sindhudurg - with population of 8,61,672 as per 2001 census

6. IMPORTANCE : Ratnagiri has historic importance since it is the birth place of renowned freedom fighter like Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the work place of Swatantraveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Well known social reformer and women educationist Bharatratna Maharshi Dhodo Keshav Karve was brought up here only. The architect of our Constitution, Bharatratna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, Sanskrit Scholar Bharatratna Pandurang Waman Kane were related to this region in one way or other. This region is famous for its velour in Defence Force of the Nation.Though majority of the programmes are broadcast in Marathi Language, some are originated in Hindi and Urdu. Mango and Cashew Cultivation. Alphansoes of Ratnagiri are famous all over the world. Ratnagiri is the main Station on Kokan Railway route.

Station has two Transmitter one is 20 KW AM Harris Make Transmitter located at Khedshi village 8 Kms away from the Studio site and 1 KW FM Transmitter in Studio building at Thiba Palace Road, Ratnagiri. AM Transmitter is carrying main channel programme in Marathi and FM Transmitter is relaying Vividh Bharati, Mumbai programmes. Both the transmitters are working fine. People are enjoying the programme of both the services.

Contributed By: Shri S.Y.Khade, Assistant Engineer ,sykhade@gmail.com

PB Parivar extends its warm wishes to the staff, listeners & all the well wishers of AIR Ratnagiri on   their  Station   Anniversary and   congratulates them for their   commendable efforts   for strengthening Public Service Broadcasting and serving the Nation.

4 comments:

  1. Happy birthday AIR Ratnagiri.
    -ckomprakash,ddg(e)

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  2. Congratulations to all AIR Ratnagiri pariwar!
    - snpatange,Pune

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  3. एस. एम. चौधरीJanuary 19, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    आकाशवाणी रत्नागिरी परिवार को हार्दिक बधाई के साथ शुभकामनाएँ ।

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  4. Ratnagiri is great place for meditation, eco living and cultural place, it's best tourism place must visit yearly.. i found many informative info from this post and blog

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