The phenomenal growth achieved by All India Radio through decades has made it one of the largest media organizations in the world. Today AIR reaches out to 99.18% of the population spread over about 91.85% of the area through 262 broadcasting Centres. The inception can be traced back to the enforcement of the Telegraph Act on October1, 1885. Major landmarks of broadcasting are as below:
|Broadcast of programmes by the Radio Club of Bombay.
|Calcutta Radio Club put out programmmes.
|Broadcasting Service initiated by the Madras Presidency Radio Club.
|IBC went into liquidation.
|Indian State Broadcasting Service under Department of Industries and Labour commenced on experimental basis.
|Post of “Controller of Broadcast“ innstituted.
|AIR came under the Department of I&B.
|Akashvani Mysore was taken over by Maharaja of Mysore.
|AIR came under the Department of Information & Arts.
|First National Programme of Music broadcast from AIR.
|National Programme of Talks (English) commenced from AIR.
|First Radio Sangeet Sammelan held.