Friday, October 05, 2007

Sun TV to launch FM radio channels at Madurai, Tuticorin

Kalanidhi Maran-promoted media group Sun TV today said it will launch two FM radio stations at Madurai and Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu from tomorrow.
"These Stations can be heard at 93.5 MHz frequency in Madurai and Tuticorin and the programs will cater to the audience of all age groups," Sun TV said in a communique to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
The two new stations would be launched under the brand 'Suryan FM' through a Sun TV subsidiary Kal Radio Ltd. With the launch of these two FM channels, the total operational FM stations of the group goes up to 11, Sun TV said.
Earlier, on August 24 the group had launched a FM radio station at Tirupati under the brand "S FM". Also, on August 30 Sun TV had bought 48.9 per cent stake in Red FM to strengthen its FM radio broadcasting business in northern, western and eastern regions of the country.
The media group already operates FM stations at Chennai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Tirupati.
Sun TV holds licences for 45 FM radio stations across India, and would be one of the largest radio broadcasters in India when all the remaining 34 stations become operational.