Music is the key to building an engaging radio station. The music on Gurgaon Ki Awaaz is its identity. A unique identity, that doesn’t let the station be confused with any of the 11 other FM stations broadcasting in Delhi-NCR. When listeners tune in, they invariably listen to folk music – Haryanvi raginis being sung by local mandalis, folk music in Bhojpuri, Maithili, Garhwali, Kumaoni, Rajasthani and many dialects, bhajans by village women and songs by schoolchildren. So unique is this sound, so rooted to the land and collective community memory, that there has been an instant connect with the station. Not one listener asks for Hindi film music. Among many of our listeners we are known as the “ragini-wala channel”.
Apni Pasand is our daily two-hour music request show featuring the request by our listeners from songs in our huge music bank of folk music. Music requests have to be from our self created, self-collated bank of thousands of songs, many contributed by community members and are often accompanied by names of friends and messages for loved ones.
This document was last updated on March 26, 2020
It was first published on March 25, 2020 . Filed under: #programs, #employment