Sunday, May 29, 2005

FM radio

The past few weeks, I've been listening to Radio Mirchi and Suryan FM for an hour each daily. It looks like a lot of research goes into an hour of Radio. Be it Suchitra's morning hour-long show on Mirchi or the filmy-gossip related show in the evening on Suriyan, I wonder how much work goes into a show. Suchitra especially does a great job of discussing contemporary topics and also giving useful information about these topics, interspersing all this with a rather good collection of film songs. For example, the day 12th results were to be declared she chose to speak about alternative career opportunities - and she concentrated on opportunities in the airlines sector, got a few air-hostesses to give their opinions. Nice!

Being an avid fan of Frasier, I wonder sometimes if a psychatrist-on-call would work in the Indian context. Sure we have lots of problems in our lives. And in any case, ensuring anonymity shouldnt be a problem. The only problem I foresee is that radio is probably not seen as a "serious" medium. Its the fun element that entertains people, and I doubt if any radio station would like to take this risk.

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Blogger Sridhar Raman said...

Stop posting on FM stations please!! If there is one thing that I hate about Bangalore, its the goddamn FM (though you would point out a lot more things!). I am subjected to such torture everyday listening to crappy Hindi and English songs.

Please please dont rub it in with posts on Suryan FM and Mirchi. Ah..those classic songs.

May 29, 2005 10:35 PM  

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