Monday, 29 October 2012

ആകാശവാണിയുടെ എഫ് എം പ്രക്ഷേപണം കൂടുതല്‍ ജനങ്ങളിലേക്ക്

ദക്ഷിണേന്ത്യയില്‍ 100 വാട്ട് ശേഷിയുള്ള 11 ആകാശവാണി എഫ്. എം. നിലയങ്ങള്‍ പ്രക്ഷേപണം ആരംഭിച്ചു.

കേരളത്തില്‍ പുനലൂര്‍, ഇടുക്കി, കല്‍പെറ്റ എന്നിവിടങ്ങളില്‍ 100 .1 മെഗാ ഹെട്സിലും കാസര്ഗോഡ് 103 .7 മെഗാ ഹെട്സില്മാണ് പ്രക്ഷേപണം. മലയാളം ഡി.ടി.എച്. ലെ പരിപാടികളാണ് ഇ പ്രസരണികളില്‍ ലഭ്യമാകുന്നത്. രാവിലെ ആറ് മണിക്ക് ആരംഭിക്കുന്ന പ്രക്ഷേപണം രാത്രി പന്ത്രണ്ട് മണി വരെ തുടരും. 

രാവിലെ 11 മുതല്‍ ഉച്ചക്ക് 12 വരെയും ഉച്ചകഴിഞ്ഞ് 3 .30 മുതല്‍ 4 .30 വരെയും അനന്തപുരി എഫ് എമ്മിന്റെ പരിപാടികളും ഈ നിലയങ്ങളിലൂടെ കേള്‍ക്കാം...

Thursday, 25 October 2012

അനന്തപുരിയുടെ എല്ലാ  ശ്രോതാക്കള്‍ക്കും ബക്രീദ് ആശംസകള്‍
 
ഇന്ന് രാവിലെ 11  മണിക്ക് ചലച്ചിത്ര ശബ്ദരേഖ - കിളിച്ചുണ്ടന്‍  മാമ്പഴം
 
 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

ഉടന്‍ വരുന്നു അനന്തപുരി എഫ് എമ്മില്‍


Friday, 19 October 2012

Ananthapuri FM 


PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

11.00 am  Ananthapuri O.P. rpt 
                 Guest : Dr. Aswini Kumar
12.00 Noon Pen mozhi
                 Guest : Smt. Saradakutty
8.00 pm   Dharmaraja Drama Part 2
8.30 pm   Njan Ente Priya Ganangal
                Gust : Sri. Raghavan Cine actor
9.30 pm Sangeetha Sudha - Nadaswaram recital


ABU GA – Asia-Pacific broadcasting conference ends on a high note

One of the most important gatherings of Asia-Pacific broadcasters in recent times has concluded in Korea with plans to carry the ABU more securely into the digital age.
The 49th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union saw more than 700 leaders in the fields of programming, technology, communications, regulation and equipment manufacture gather at the towering 63 Convention Centre on the banks of the Hangang River in downtown Seoul and at the nearby headquarters of the host broadcaster Korean Broadcasting System.
For eight days leading up to and including the two-day ABU General Assembly itself, experts from the Asia-Pacific engaged with some of the most important issues facing broadcasting in the digital age, says ABU General Secretary Dr Javad Mottaghi.
“We knew we had a big task to accomplish,” he says, “so everyone came prepared to share experiences and solutions to the challenges faced by the transition to digital broadcasting, the expansion of new media and the impact of social media on our traditional ways of doing business.”
Dr Mottaghi believes the delegates from more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific and around the world went away with new ideas, solutions and vigour.
“The ABU is all about its members,” he said. “They must now continue with the real job of making the 21st Century a success for broadcasters in their countries.”
The days leading up to the General Assembly were packed with forums, meetings and working sessions of the Union.
Five new initiatives were launched at the Seoul General Assembly. One of the most significant was a two-day forum Women with the Wave, which focused on gender inequality on-air and in workplaces. It resulted in a call-for-action Statement on practical ways to engender greater involvement by women and girls in the media and technology fields.
Other forums looked at the future of broadcasting and news in a time of great digital change – including challenges from social media to traditional audience bases and media ethics – and how public broadcasting can thrive in radically evolving media environments.
There were special strands on issues such as sport, radio and television and four days of technical workshops, discussions and demonstrations which cemented what Dr Mottaghi says is a core function of the ABU’s service to members – it technical advice, assistance and exchange. One immediate result has been the issuing of the Seoul Declaration, calling on the region’s governments to reserve broadcasting spectrum on both digital and analogue frequencies for public service broadcasting in the public interest.
The formal sessions of the ABU General Assembly itself was foreshadowed by the Union’s President Dr Kim In-Kyu’s call for even greater cooperation between broadcasters in the region and was officially opened by the President of South Korea, Mr Lee Myung-bak, who urged broadcasters to rise to the challenges of the digital revolution.
The General Assembly confirmed and adopted the Union’s many new and on-going initiatives and approved a future-focussed strategy – ABU@2020 – which will consider how the Union will position itself to deliver outstanding service and support to its members in the long term.
One of the ways the ABU is working to meet the challenges is by greater sharing of expertise and resources, which included the signing of Memorandum of Agreement for greater cooperation between the ABU, the African Union of Broadcasters and the Arab States Broadcasting Union.
Although much of the ABU’s annual get-together was devoted to serious organisational, content and technological matters affecting the Union and its members, it provided plenty of opportunity to focus on programming initiatives of its members.
The ABU Prizes gala evening saw the awarding of international prizes for radio and television content, technological advances, the inaugural Seoul Prizes, awarded for outstanding broadcasting contributions to the environment; and in special areas such as children’s programming.
Two innovations of this year’s General Assembly demonstrated how lively and relevant broadcasting continued to be in the Asia-Pacific. The inaugural ABU Radio Song Festival attracted 26 original entries from 18 radio broadcasters in 15 countries and was won by a boy band, Billy Acoustie, from Korea, while the ABU TV Song Festival showcased 11 of the region’s most popular performers and was recorded for transmission by broadcasters around the world.
Dr Mottaghi says that while this General Assembly was a turning point for the ABU, setting an ambitious agenda for the years ahead, it is important to keep the momentum going and take the initiatives forward in partnership with the Union’s members. “Our General Assembly will always be a meeting place for members to share ideas and plan for our future,” he says. “Now we all have a clearer idea of what lies ahead of us in the years to come.”
The General Assembly ended with the election of RTM’s Deputy Director General Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus as Vice President, the election of All India Radio (AIR) to the ABU Administrative Council as well as the re-election of TDM Macau, TRT Turkey and TPT Thailand to the Council. Six new members were also approved to join the Union, taking the total number of members to 227.
As a final gesture of recognition and support, the ABU Members gave a standing ovation to the President and his team at KBS, in appreciation of their outstanding organisation and staging of the biggest ever ABU General Assembly.
Courtesy : ABU

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


ABU GA – Top programs and broadcasters recognised at ABU Prizes 2012

Programs about the environment won both radio and TV categories of the inaugural Seoul Awards presented at the ABU General Assembly gala awards evening in the Korean capital.
The Seoul Awards were given to the TV and radio projects that best contributed to the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region throughout the past year. 
The inaugural awards were presented by Mr Gil Hwan-young, Vice President of Korean Broadcasting System at a function attended by more than 400 delegates and guests.
The winner of the TV category was the CARE (Change Asia, Rescue the Earth) series by KBS and the radio category was won by the Green Radio initiative of RRI-Indonesia. 
More than 50 radio and television programs or program segments were selected for the finals of the ABU Awards from 166 television and 76 radio entries from 18 countries and 25 organisations, a field the Union’s Secretary-General Dr Javad Mottaghi said reflected the scope and quality of programming the annual ABU Prizes attracts.
A popular winner in the Interactive Program Category for radio was SBS Asia Pop entered by Australia’s multicultural broadcaster and which reflected the popularity of Asian music in that country and internationally. 
The Entertainment TV Award was given to Mr Isao Okajima from JBA Japan for Lady's Story: 1600 Days of Orphan Chimpanzee and a Zookeeper, while the ABU Perspective Award for a program that delivered the best message on a theme – which for 2012 was "water" – was won by Global Report: Endangered Times, The Global Water Crisis by KBS.
The Special Jury Prize for the production crew of a TV or radio program that demonstrated innovative and creative ideas despite limited resources went to Metro TV of Indonesia for The President of Grey Republic and to Bangladesh Betar for the radio program Thorns on the Way.
The Dennis Anthony Memorial Award for the top news report of the year was sponsored by CNN and won by China Central Television for a report on China's manned space mission.
Entertainment at the gala awards dinner was a special performance by Fusion Korea, the World Vision Children's Choir and by popular K-Pop group Infinite. 
The full list of ABU Prizes is as follows:
ABU Radio Prizes Winners for 2012
  • Drama - The Day I Became Iron by JBA Mainichi Broadcasting System, Japan;
  • Interactive Programmes – SBS Pop Asia, SBS-Australia;
  • Radio Jingles, Promos or Station IDs – Let’s Introduce Our Culture: Dalang, RRI-Indonesia;
  • On-Air Personality – Michelle Lovegrove, SBS-Australia;
  • News Reporting – Burning Garden, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK);
  • Documentary – The Boy with the Violin (World Stories), BBC;
  • Special Jury Prize – Thorns on the Way, Bangladesh Betar (BB);
  • ABU Seoul Prize (Radio) – Green Radio, RRI – Indonesia.

ABU TV Prizes Winners for 2012
  • Drama – Inklusion by ARD Bayerischer Rundfunk, Germany;
  • Documentary – Tears of the Antarctic, MBC-South Korea;
  • Children - And It’s Up to You (Ene mene bu), ARD ZDF KiKa, Germany;
  • News Reporting – The Policeman Zookeeper, Caring for animals, caring for people, JBA Kansai Telecasting, Japan;
  • Sports – Tour de France 2011 Opener, SBS-Australia;
  • Entertainment – Lady’s Story, 1600 Days of Motherless Chimpanzee and a Zookeeper, JBA STV, Japan;
  • ABU Perspective Award – Global Report, The Global Water Crisis, KBS-Korea;
  • Special Jury Prize – The President of Grey Republic, Metro TV, Indonesia.
  • ABU Seoul Prize (TV) – CARE Series, KBS Korea

ABU Technical Awards Winners for 2012
  • Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award – Dr Kazuyoshi Shogen, Senior Associate Director, BSAT Japan;
  • Engineering Industry Excellence Award – James Rodney Santiago, Consultant, Association of Radio Industries & Businesses, Philippines;
  • Technical Review Prize 2012 Best Article Award – Dr Ngo Thai Tri, Nguyen Chien Thang and Hoang Thanh Tung, AVG-Vietnam.

Other Awards
  • Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award – I-Witness: Piggy Bank, GMA Network , Philippines;
  • Dennis Anthony Memorial Award – China’s Manned Space Mission, a Success, CCTV-China.
Courtesy : ABU News 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Radio is still powerful, even in a multimedia age.



Radio is still powerful, even in a multimedia age.That was the conclusion of an expert working party at the 49th General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union taking place in Seoul, Korea, this week. Mike McCluskey, Chair of the Union’s Radio Working Party, told the annual Programme Committee meeting that the working party’s debate on the question was “lively and confronting”. “Radio is powerful in many ways to many people such as in less developed and isolated communities, or to older audiences or in times of emergency,” he said. “It is less powerful to those who have access to multiplatform content, especially mobile and social media.” Mr McCluskey said the expert debate “highlighted the challenges facing radio to maintain its position as a powerful medium”.  
“Yet it was concluded at the very platforms that are seen as threats to radio's position of influence were also the tools we have at our disposal to use as complementary media to make radio and multi-platform digital media work hand-in-hand to reach and connect with audiences in even more powerful ways.” 
He said members of the Radio Working Party brought up many case studies demonstrating how broadcasters were making radio and multi-platform content that connected with audiences of all ages and demographics. 

Friday, 12 October 2012

Billy Acoustie awarded the Grand Prix in the inaugural ABU Radio Song Festival

A boy band from Korea has won the inaugural ABU Radio Song Festival in their home city of Seoul.
In front of a live audience of 1500 in KBS Hall, Joon Seop Hong and Sang Keun Lee took out the Grand Prix with their song “For a Rest”, a self-penned composition the duo said was inspired by their everyday lives.
Australian Danielle Blakey won the gold award, Maria Aires from Brunei took silver and Sammy Ray Jones, another Australian, won bronze. Malaysian “crunk” trio K-Town Clan won a special award for their hip-hop style song “Party Animal”.  The winners were sponsored respectively by Korean Broadcasting System, Commercial Radio Australia, Radio Televisyen Brunei, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the AMP Radio Network of Malaysia.
The Song Festival’s Project Manager Mark Hemetsberger called the gala grand final "an unbelievable” event. “The colour, diversity, showmanship and collaboration between artists has been truly amazing,” he said. “This has the makings of a great Asian and Pacific cultural music event."
The ABU Radio Song Festival was launched as an international musical showcase for previously unrecorded young and new artists selected by members of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. It attracted a total of 26 original songs from 18 radio broadcasters in 15 countries. After preliminary judging, 13 songs from 12 broadcasters in 10 countries were selected and the artists were invited to perform at the gala evening in Seoul, during the ABU’s 49th General Assembly.
There they were judged on originality, song composition, performance and an “X factor” by judges Ms In Sook Lee from KBS Radio, Ms Vijay Sadhu of the ABU, record producer and songwriter Mr Il Sang Yoon, Singaporean music impresario Mr Billy Koh and singer-songwriter Mr Gwang Jin Kim.
ABU Secretary General Dr Javad Mottaghi said the performances were recorded and offered to ABU members and other broadcasters around the globe for re-transmission, exposing the young artists to a potential worldwide audience of hundreds of millions of people.
“It has been a marvellous first year for the festival,” he said. “We can only expect to see it grow and grow in the years ahead.
“The ABU and our partners congratulate all the contestants for showing what a wealth of young talent there is in the Asia-Pacific region.”
ABC Australia will host the next ABU Radio Song Festival, in 2014.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Equality for women “an unstoppable tide of change”



Greater equality for women in the media is “an unstoppable tide of change”, according to the Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Dr Javad Mottaghi.
Welcoming delegates to a forum Women with the Wave at the ABU’s 49th General Assembly in Korea, Dr Mottaghi said empowering women was the morally right thing to do and “it makes sense to fully use the talents of men and women at a critical time for the media in our region and around the world”. 
He said there was evidence Asian and Pacific societies were changing for women, “one half of the world’s population which has been held back by forces such as limited educational opportunities, fear of competition and ignorance in some societies”. 
“We in the media are changing too and this forum is part of what I sincerely hope will be an unstoppable tide of change.
“We meet together to share our experiences and expertise and to consider what needs to be done to ride that wave successfully towards a future where women and men are treated equally in our industry and – through our programs – in our societies.”
More than 700 senior broadcasters, regulators, industry leaders and associated professionals are attending a week of events culminating in the General Assembly itself on 16 & 17 October.
Courtesy :ABU News 

Vazhivilakku - Live phone in programme

Tune to 101.9 Ananthapuri FM today at 8.00 PM and listen to "Vazhivilakku" phone-in interactive programme.
The guest of the day will be Ms. Molly kutty, Member Secretary, Kerala State Pollution Control Board. Listeners can interact with her on issues relating to Pollution control.
The telephone numbers are 1707064, 9495961019.

Ananthapuri FM-History


Commercial Broadcasting Service, All India Radio, Thiruvananthapuram was commissioned on 1.5.1975 on an 1 KW AM transmitter.  Though the reach of the station was confined to the Thiruvananthapuram city at that time, it became immensely popular because it was an entertainment channel offering very good music programmes. Programmes from Vividh Bharati, Mumbai were also being relayed.

Commercials were introduced in all the stations of All India Radio in 1985, and from then onwards, CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram has been in charge of canvassing and broadcasting commercial advertisements over all the stations located in Kerala.  The thrust of CBS from then on has been to market airtime and thus earn commercial revenue for All India Radio.

On 15.8.1999 the new 2 x 5 KW FM transmitter was commissioned for CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram and this brought about a vast change in the listnership of programmes. With the commissioning of the new 2 x 5 KW FM transmitter, the programmes of CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram have acquired tremendous popularity because of its crystal-clear reception.  The expansion in the area of coverage coupled with the quality of reception has resulted in an immense growth as far as the number of listeners are concerned.  With the growth in popularity and area of coverage, the transmission hours were also increased.  Now, the transmission which starts at 5.55 AM extends up to 11.00 PM without any break.  The broadcast of Malayalam programmes have been increased by two hours daily and this has been appreciated by the public very well and the listeners response now is tremendous.

Very popular programmes like Phone-in film songs requests, Old film songs and Listeners requests are well received both by the listeners and advertisers.  Film Sound Tracks and Film Songs presented by well-known Film personalities have attracted the listeners very much.  Due to the betterment of the technical qualities, the programmes relayed from Vividh Bharathi, Mumbai have become technically very clear and this also was a blessing to the listeners.  Even though Kerala has a number of very strong private TV channels, the popularity of the music programmes on Radio has been going up day by day.  With the starting of the FM transmission, the number of users of car radios has shown a steep increase.  The introduction of public utility announcements like train timings, traffic diversions, disruption in water supply etc have become beneficial to the listeners. 

The programmes of CBS, AIR, Thiruvananthapuram are received by the listeners owning FM radio sets in the entire Thiruvananthapuram district and major parts of Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts.  The programmes are received also in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam districts.  Kanyakumari district, which is in Tamil Nadu also is able to receive these programmes.

The area covered is around 3660 sq.kms and the population, which is able to receive the programmes, is 4526766.