In these times of trial, while the whole city is coming to terms with the horrendous activities of the last two days, Radio in its own way has been giving people a platform to express their views & feelings through the medium. Red FM’s RJs were on-air live throughout Wednesday night taking in callers and updating listeners. Red FM’s airwaves have been thrown open to Mumbaikars and the music on-air has been reduced to accommodate the flood of calls from people including victims, families of victims, eye witnesses, staff members of the hotels and the common man who have come forward to speak about their experiences, to send out a plea, to express their anger or to demand answers for their unanswered questions.
While the whole of Mumbai has been watching the drama unfold over the last two days, not too many answers have come forth. Enough has been said about the undying spirit of Mumbai! Enough of innocent lives have been lost too many times! We have had Enough of our ministers coming up with official statements offering their condolences! Mumbaikars are not in the mood to forget and move on yet another time. Its time for answers to some difficult questions, we have the right to know, Why?
RJ Malishka of Morning No.1 on Red FM said, “We love the spirit of Mumbai, but we should not use that as a shield to get up and get on with our lives, like it’s just another day! The end of these few terrorists doesn’t mean the end of terrorism, it’s a long term battle and we citizens will have to fight it. Each and every citizen of Mumbai has a responsibility, in his own little way, to pressurize the system to take action.”
Red FM has thrown open its phone lines & SMS communication for Mumbaikars who want to express themselves through this medium. If you think you have a question to raise feel free to contact the station through:Phone: 022 66935935 or SMS Red <Your question> and send to 58558.
To make sure your questions don’t go unheard, Mumbai’s first citizen, Mayor, Ms. Shubha Raul has promised on-air to use her direct contacts in the administration and raise these questions with Mr. R.R.Patil, Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra. In her comment on Red FM, Mayor, Shubha Raul, said, “I am as much angered & upset by these events as the common people of Mumbai, I want all Mumbaikars to raise their voice and will make sure all your questions & concerns are raised with R.R.Patil.”
Red FM has adopted the theme of ‘Awaaz Uthate Raho’ and through the airwaves will provide a means for people to let out their feelings and views on the recent unfortunate events. The station will soon play a special song which was created in the wake of this tragedy by eminent artists from the Music Industry.