One more Radio Station

Bangalore badly needed more FM radio stations and now there is at least one more. Radio One has been on the air for a while in testing mode and has launched officially today, as you would already know.

My first impression is to rate it much above all other stations – Rainbow, Radio City and Mirchi. The music content is much better and the best part is that the radio jockeys are non-intrusive. Unlike the other stations where they think music is no more than a substitute to support the rambling of the jockeys, guys at Radio One are relatively silent. And the music is good too – I have listened to many good oldie Kannada numbers today that I haven’t heard in a while. And as I am writing this, there is another nice number playing on the radio:

Onde ondu aaseyu ninna muddadalu…

Lets hope they stay this way in the days to come and we don’t have to bear with listening to occasional songs in the middle of ads!

4 Comments so far

  1. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    Haven’t heard it much – but I felt it was slightly noisier than the rest :)
    Though a friend who listens to it regularly, told me that the RJing is much better than the others. Is that true?

    The RJ I was listening to yday made a blooper. She announced that she would play a song from the movie “Fanaah”, and then she played the song Fanaa from “Yuva” :D

  2. Shruthi (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    In the prev comment, I meant, “A friend who listens to the Radio regularly” :)

  3. Ajay (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 10:32 pm

    Radio One is trying to squeeze into a very small market space thats left. In my opinion, Radio City takes care of the yuppie college going and pacey youth crowd. Radio Mirchi though guised differently attacks the same crowd, but the localites in them. Radio One is also getting to the localites but in more sober and melodious way. Lets see how well they fare….

    When we get genre based radio for free then FM has truly arrived.

  4. rubic_cube (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2006 @ 10:40 am

    For me it is still difficult to switch over from Radio-City. What is being referred to as babble also contains useful info sometimes. Like, when I am driving, I always look out for the traffic beat announcement. More than 3-4 times, I have saved precious time by avoiding clogged routes. Also, the problem that I face with RadioOne and RadioMirchi is the Kannada as I do not follow the language. So… as for me, I do not have a choice. I wish these guys stream their radio via internet!

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