Thursday, August 13, 2009

BBC unveils special radio programming for Independence Day

On the occassion of Independence Day, BBC World Service has unveiled a special programming line-up that will be played across all its partner stations..

These include Radio One, Radio Chaska, Radio Choklate, FM Tadka, Tomato FM, Radio Misty, Radio Rangila and Radio Spice.
Said BBC World Service head - business development Indushekhar Sinha, "We look at Independence Day as a special event and are glad to offer an array of programmes to the audience."

On 13, 14 and 15 August, all the partner radio stations will air Independence Boley To?, a one-minute programme that will have whacky, serious and edgy responses from the youth on what independence means to them.

India at 62 will be a one and a half minute capsule wherein well known Indian names from all across the world will be interviewed on their hopes and perceptions on India. The show will be aired on 14 and 15 August.

Some of the well known personalities who will be interviewed for the show are Indira Nooyi, Sunita Williams, Gurinder Chaddha, Sabeer Bhatia, Kal Pen, Amar Bose, LN Mittal, Jhumpa Lahiri and Deepak Chopra.

BBC, meanwhile, will air Music Beyond Borders - Indo-Pak Jugalbandi, a 20-minute special, wherein Indian Ocean from the Delhi studio and Strings from the Karachi studio will make music together.
"The programmes will be played in all our partner stations and would be aired once a day," Sinha added.

- 14/08

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