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‘Radio’ the real pioneer

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Broadcasting in Lahore started in a small way with a transmitter installed in the YMCA building on The Mall. This was in 1928 i.e. the previous century. It was later shifted to the house owned by Sir Fazle Hussain near ‘Simla Pahari’, on the road leading to the Governor’s House, in 1937. It was at […]

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AIR provides Quaid’s speeches to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: On the request of Radio Pakistan‚ All India Radio has provided speeches of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Pakistan. All India Radio (AIR) Director General Leela Mandoi told Radio Pakistan’s current affairs channel that the speeches of Quaid-e-Azam were being provided on the request of the Pakistan government forwarded by Pakistan High Commission to […]

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Anniversary: Radio Bahawalpur turns 38

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BAHAWALPUR: Radio Pakistan Bahawalpur has done the region great service by promoting and preserving the rich heritage, traditions, music and literature of Cholistan and the Seraiki belt, Education and Training Minister Muhammad Baleeghur Rehman said at a ceremony held to mark the radio station’s 38th anniversary on Monday. He said that the station had also […]

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Guidance for traffic: This Ramazan, make it home on time by tuning into FM 88.6

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By Sohail Khattak KARACHI: In order to avoid massive traffic gridlocks this Ramazan, residents of Karachi can now adjust their radio frequency to FM 88.6 and decide what route would be best suited to their destination. The Sindh Traffic Police started the test transmission of its own FM radio station on July 9 and plans […]

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Police to start FM radio service in Ramadan

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KARACHI: Sindh police is taking steps to start Police FM radio service in the holy month of Ramadan to facilitate commuters and motorists, said police spokesman on Sunday. He said Inspector General Police Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch had instructed police to keep law and order situation in control under its extraordinary security plan. He said […]

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Video killed the radio star

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IF we in Pakistan have reason to regret the passing of the glory days of radio, we’re hardly the only ones. Back in the late ’70s, Woolley and the Camera Club recorded the song ‘Video killed the radio star’, lamenting the end of the golden days of the radio and celebrating singers whose stardom was […]

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FM-93 and Medium-wave networks are broadcasting the event live from Islamabad radio

Radio Pakistan‚ in collaboration with Pakistan Television‚ is holding annual Naat Competition at Z.A. Bokhari Auditorium of National Broadcasting House in Islamabad on Thursday. Information Minister‚ Qamar Zaman Kaira is expected to be the chief guest on the occasion. The winners of the regional competitions held earlier in all four provinces‚ and Azad Kashmir‚ Gilgit- […]

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Radio Pakistan’s live commentary on Pakistan-South Africa cricket series

Radio Pakistan will exclusively broadcast ball-to-ball running commentary during the upcoming cricket series between Pakistan and South Africa. The 1st test match between Pakistan and South Africa will begin at Johannesburg tomorrow (Friday). The series starts on Feb 1 and would consist of 3 Test matches‚ 5 one day international(s) and two T-20 games. The […]

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Launch of BBC Urdu’s Sairbeen programme from Feb 11th

KARACHI: BBC World Service has announced the upcoming launch of the first ever BBC Urdu TV programme, Sairbeen, which will be broadcast from Monday, 11 February on a private TV channel in Pakistan. The new BBC TV programme builds on the longstanding success of the flagship daily BBC Urdu radio programme brand, Sairbeen, which is […]

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An ode to radio

By: Chauburji The line ‘a log fire, a mug of hot cocoa and soft music from a radio’ is likely to conjure up sweet memories for many readers of my generation, who watched helplessly as television, video games and DVD players invaded their lives. There was a time when a polished wooden box with dials […]

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Radiologists invited to attend moot

KARACHI: The organisers of 28th Annual Conference Radiology Society of Pakistan and 6th SAARC Congress of Radiology (SCR-2013) on Tuesday invited radiologists of the country to attend the moot in large numbers. The three-day event, scheduled from February 8 to 10, will include pre-conference workshops on February 7. Daily Times

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Protests against foreign dubbed content and his plans of taking Pakistani programmes to channels abroad

There was a time, back in the glory days of PTV, when streets would wear a deserted look during the broadcast of a popular drama serial. People would even schedule wedding functions around them and entire families got together to watch their favourite characters play out their lives on the small screen. More than a […]

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority clarifies report, The News stands by it

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued the following clarification in response to The News story titled “Supreme Court barred chairman still running Pemra, calls meeting” published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. It is clarified that in compliance of the order of Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 20-12-2012, passed in Constitution […]

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Dr Jabbar may be new PEMRA chief

By: Rana Ghulam Qadir ISLAMABAD: It has been formally decided to appoint Dr Jabbar as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and a summary in this regard has been sent to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for approval. According to sources, there are three names – Secretary Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad, […]

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