All India Radio will soon launch an FM station in Dehradun, with a state-of-the-art studio. The radio station will have a 10-kW FM transmitter which will offer good sound quality to listeners. The station will focus on generating local content and promoting the hill state’s culture and tradition. It will run from a state-of-the-art studio and provide an opportunity to the local talent.
With the launch, the total number of radio stations in the state will go up to 24. Currently, FM radio network covers 38.5 percent of the state’s area and half of its population. Along with this launch, the digitization of the existing studio in Almora district is in progress. At present, AIR Almora and AIR Pauri are two program-originating stations in the state with Hindi as the main language. The programs that are aired promote local culture and traditions and highlight central and state government schemes, among other features.