Thursday, September 17, 2009

Symbiosis Institute to host National Radio Meet this weekend

Pune based Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication will host the National Radio Meet'09 at its 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 tudents 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 success of the event held last year, which featured the legendary radio host Ameen Sayani, Radio City CEO Apurva Purohit, Mirchi programming head Tapas Sen, Radio One's Vehrnon Ibrahim and others, 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-

Vineeth Singh Hukmani, CEO, Radio One

Nisha Narayan, Project Head, S FM

Monica Nayyar, Director, Radio Choklate

AHM Baziur Rehman, CEO, Coastal NGO's for Radio and Communication

Krutika Rawat, RJ from Dubai

Tapas Sen, National programming Head, Radio Mirchi

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 talks 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 Highlight of the Day is the Launch of SymbiFM and Diploma in Radio Management, a course backed by Radio One and BBC.

Day 1 - 19 September

10.00 am - 11.00 am -Inauguration and key note address

11.30 am – 1.30 pm - Session with the top executives of various leading radio channels on New Revenue Models and possibilities in the Radio Industry today

1.30 pm - 2.30pm -Break

2.30 pm - 4.30 pm -Session on the growing potential of Social and Developmental Communication using radio as an instrument for change

4.30 pm - 6.30 pm -Presentation of the best business model (commercial and community) and the top programming idea

Day 2 – 20 September

10.00 am -1.00 pm - Regional radio flavours and content diversification in the radio industry today

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - Launch of Symbi FM and Radio Management Course

2.00 pm - 3.00 pm Break

3.00 pm - 5.00 pm - Session on Existing brand strategies and Re –branding options available to Radio stations today

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm – Signing off and vote of thanks


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