National Broadcasting Day Quick Facts
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National Broadcasting Day Brief
Every year 23 July is celebrated as National Broadcasting Day in India. On this day in the year 1927, the Indian Broadcasting Company started radio broadcasting from the Bombay station.
National Broadcasting Day History
Radio Broadcasting in India started in the 1920s. It has been more than 87 years of radio broadcasting in India. The first program was broadcast by the Radio Club of Mumbai in 1923. This was followed by broadcasting service in 1927 with two privately owned transmitters in Mumbai and Kolkata. In 1930, the government took over these transmitters and started operating them under the name of 'Indian Broadcasting Service'. In 1936 its name was changed to 'All India Radio' and in 1957 it came to be known as All India Radio.
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Information about All India Radio
As the national broadcaster of India, All India Radio (AIR) is serving to inform, educate and entertain the masses. It is following its objective Bahujan Hitay, Bahujan Sukhay from the very beginning.
It is one of the largest broadcasting organizations in the world in terms of number of languages. AIR has 413 stations across the country and has a reach of 99.19% of the country. All India Radio is broadcast in 23 languages and 146 dialects.
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