‘Lend me your ears’

Print edition : April 19, 2013

Jawaharlal Nehru addressing the nation from the Delhi station of All India Radio on the night of September 7, 1946. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The transmission room of Colombo Radio, the precursor to Radio Ceylon and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Undated photograph. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Ameen Sayani, the golden voice of radio, at the Red FM studio in Mumbai in 2003. Photo: SHASHI ASHIWAL

That would be the earnest tenor of the discourse on radio in a situation where private radio channels can carry news and AIR is a public rather than a government broadcaster.
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