Tales from All India Radio Visakhapatnam

"If the internet is like fast food restaurants then the radio is like homemade tiffin," jokes K Satyanarayana Murty, Assistant Director - Programmes at All India Radio (AIR) Visakhapatnam. Despite the growth of private radio stations, cable TV and internet, AIR still caters to a large section of the society, he believes.

He gives the example of Cyclone Hudhud in 2014. " All modern modes of communication broke down. It was only through hourly updates on the radio that the government was able to communicate with the masses," he recalls. What has the impact of the radio been in Visakhapatnam....

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