The number of operational FM radio channels in India has reached 187 . A Ministry of Information and Broadcasting release on Monday said 31 out of 187 FM radio stations were commissioned during January , 2008.
‘The Government has received a sum of Rs. 9,94,21,745/- as licence fee from the private FM radio broadcasters during the period’, the release said.
The newly commissioned FM radio channels are, ‘Oolala’ by Positive Radio for Agartala and Shillong; ‘S.FM’ by Kal Radio for Pondicherry, Rajahmundry, Trishur, Trichi, Varanasi and Vijaywada; ‘BIG FM’ by Adlabs Films for Jodhpur, Mangalore, Pondicherry and Rourkela; ‘My FM’ by Synergy Media for Jodhpur and Raipur, ‘Best FM 95’ by Asianet Communications for Kannur and Trishur; ‘Mango FM’ by Malayala Manorama for Kannur; ‘Club FM’ by Mathrabhumi for Kannur; ‘Tomoto FM’ by Pudhari Publications for Kolhapur; ‘Hello FM’ by Malar Publications for Pondicherry and Trichy; ‘Radio Dhamaal’ by B.A.G. Infotainment for Ranchi; ‘Mantra FM’ by Shri Puran Multimedia for Ranchi; ‘Radio Mirchi’ by ENIL for Raipur and Thiruvananthapuram’ ‘Radio City’ by MBPL for Sangli; Kushal Global for Ajmer; Muthoot Finance for Chennai; PCM Cemments for Siliguri and Syntech for Siliguri.