FM-93 radio transmission from August 10 -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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FM-93 radio transmission from August 10

MULTAN : Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Durrani and Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock Sikandar Hayat Bosan will formally open the regular transmission of FM-93 radio here on August 10.

Station Director Radio Pakistan Multan, Manzoor Ali Tanha told APP that the initiative was aimed at bringing modernity in the radio transmission as per the requirements of present age and ensure crystal clear transmission.

Majority of the people particularly rural populace still have appetite for radio transmission and FM-93 was put on air to modernise the service according to the taste of younger generation.

FM-93 opened its transmission in April 2007 and a separate building, equipped with a furnished office, studio, engineer room, computer server room, Incharge room, producer room and two main halls have recently been completed at a cost of Rs 1.4 million. A sum of Rs 2.2 million was spent on purchase of equipment running the 18-hour transmission daily in Urdu (15 hours), Seraiki (2 hours) and English language (one hour).

The two KV transmitter being utilised was imported from Italy and people can hear crystal clear transmission within the 50-kilometre area. Tanha said that Director Engineering, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Muqarrab Khan Niazi, remained in Multan for ten days to supervise the launching operation of FM-93 service and his technical expertise enabled government save Rs 1.8 million after he successfully utilised the old Mast (Antenna Tower) to put the transmission on air.

FM-93 was not only covering Multan but also other tehsils including Muzaffargarh, Khangarh, Kotaddu, Sinawan, Qasba Gujrat, Mehmoodkot, Chowk Qureshi, Basira, Rohillanwali, Shujabad, Basti Malook, Adda Lar, Dunyapur, Mailsi, Jehanian, Khanewal, Qadirpur Raan and Kabirwala.

This radio service was not only offering recreational programs to the people but also highlighting their problems bringing them to the notice of the authorities concerned for their solution. The service offers a variety of programmes for men and women from all age groups offering them information, current news, advises on health, beauty tips, food, and agriculture, the Director said.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:8/5/2007