Monday, August 31, 2009

SIMC, Pune goes RADIO-ACTIVE again with NRM’09

by neha86, August 29, 2009 22:48

Pune: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune proudly
presents the second chapter of its unique event- the National Radio
Meet'09 at the Lavale Campus on 19-20 September, 2009.

The National Radio Meet (NRM) aims to bring together the
first-in-command of the top private radio stations in the country and
stalwarts of the Indian radio scene on one platform, giving media
aspirants and students from across the nation an exclusive opportunity
to interact with the best, in both the creative and administrative
areas of the Indian radio industry.
Following up on the roaring success made by the event NRM'08 the
previous year, which featured the legendary Mr.Ameen Sayani, Ms.Apurva
Purohit, CEO, Radio City, Mr.Tapas Sen, Programming head, Radio
Mirchi, Vehrnon Ibrahim, Radio One and the like speaking on the
evolution and growth of radio through time, NRM'09 has roped in
equally distinguished, proficient and prominent professionals from the
Radio channels- the cream of the radio industry today-

I&B Minister, Govt of India
Mr. Vineeth Singh Hukmani, CEO, Radio One
Mr. Abraham Thomas, CEO, Red FM
Ms. Nisha Narayan, Project Head, S FM
Ms. Monica Nayyar, Director, Radio Choklate
Mr. AHM Baziur Rehman, CEO, Coastal NGO's for Radio and Communication
Ms. Krutika Rawat, RJ from Dubai
And many more….

The themes for the two day event are as follows:
1) Existing Revenue Models and possibilities of exploring new sources
for the Radio Industry
2) Existing Brand Strategies and re-branding options available to
radio stations today
3) Growing opportunities in the field of Social Development and
Communication using radio as an instrument for change
4) Regional radio flavours and content diversification in the industry today

Conceptualized by the media trainees of SIMC under the leadership of
Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Dean, Symbiosis International University and
the Director, SIMC, NRM'09 is all set to look at a medium that has
fast grown from the shadows of its more popular cousins and geared to
go global even as the content gets localised. The National Radio Meet
will be a forum where a massive youth audience of over a thousand,
apart from our media friends, including the radio fraternity, will
interact with the top executives and creative honchos of the Indian
radio industry.
Livening up the discussions are contests- Live RJ hunt, Best Business
Plan for Commercial Radio Station, Best Business Plan for Community
Radio Station and Best Programming contests with over Rs.25000 to be
won in cash apart from internships!!!

The I&B Minister shall also be releasing at NRM '09, a Report with
Comprehensive radio research on 'Radio stations in liberal
democracies: An in-depth analysis of regulatory, revenue, and
programming framework', with focus on India, Pakistan, Russia, United
Kingdom, United States of America, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and

Another highlight of the event is the launch of SymbiFM Radio powered
by Radio One to be followed by the launch of Advance Radio Management
Program accredited by SIU and backed by Radio One and BBC.

(Source : cplash)

Alokesh Gupta
New Delhi

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