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 (30) VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT: Filling up 03 posts of the Additional Director General (Prog.) on deputation basis in Prasar Bharati.     (29) REGARDING SHIFTING OF PRASAR BHARATI SECRETARIAT AND CONSEQUENT CHANGE OF ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NOS.     New Address is : Prasar Bharati Secretariat, Prasar Bharati House, Tower-C, Mandi House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi - 110 001.   The Commo...
 
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Sound broadcasting started in India in 1927 with the proliferation of private radio clubs. The operations of All India Radio began formally in 1936, as a government organisation, with clear objectives to inform, educate and entertain the masses.  

When India attained Independence in 1947, AIR had a network of six stations and a complement of 18 transmitters. The coverage was 2.5% of the area and just 11% of the population. Rapid expansion of the network took place post Independence.  

AIR today has a network of 229 broadcasting centres with 148 medium frequency (MW), 54 high frequency (SW) and 168 FM transmitters. The coverage is 91.79% of the area, serving 99.14% of the people in the largest democracy of the world. AIR covers 24 Languages and 146 dialects in home services. In Externel services, it covers 27 languages; 17 national and 10 foreign languages.