About Us

1. Name of the Station & State  AIR-Kolkata, West Bengal
2. Category of Station Capital/Regional/LRS/ CRS/CBS/Relay Capital & Zonal
3. Population Covered 7,41,43,497 (As per 2011 Census)
4. Date of Commissioning 26th August, 1927
5. No. of Transmitters & Power Four transmitter:
i) Kolkata-A: 2X100 KW MW
ii) Kolkata-B: 100KW MW
iii) FM- Rainbow: 10KW FM Stereo
iv) FM-Gold: 20KW FM Stereo
6. Location of Transmitter i) Kolkata- A: Chandi, Dist.- South 24 Parganas , 26 KM from AIR Studio.
ii) Kolkata-B: Amtala, Dist.- South 24 Parganas , 26 KM from AIR Studio
iii) FM-Rainbow: Tollygunge, 11Km from AIR Studio.
iv) FM-Gold: Tollygunge, 11Km from AIR Studio.
7. Frequency of Transmitter No. of Channels i) Kolkata- A: 456.6 Mtrs/(MW) AND 657 KHz
ii) Kolkata-B: 226.8.6 Mtrs./1323 KHz (SW)
iii) FM-Rainbow: 107.0 MHz
iv) FM-Gold: 100.2 MHz
8. Transmission Timings and Duration
Channel Transmission
Duration(Mts.)
No. of
Transmission
Transmission Timings
Kol-A 920 I
II
5.55am to 3.00 pm
&
5.00pm to11.15 pm
Kol-B 975 I
II
5.55am to 3.00pm
&
5.00pm to 12.10am (Next Day)
FM Rainbow 1440 Round the Clock (24 Hours ) Round the Clock (24 Hours )
FM-Gold 1440 Round the Clock (24 Hours ) Round the Clock (24 Hours )
9. Duration of
(a) Originated Programmes
(b) Relayed Programmes
Channel Originated Programme (in minutes) Relayed programme (in minutes)
Kolkata-A 880 (Mon to Fri)
790 (Sat to Sun)
30
Kolkata-B 755(Mon to Sat)
745 (Sun)
220
230
FM Rainbow 1324 116
FM-Gold 1160 280
10. News content
Language Originated (in minutes) Relayed (in minutes)
Bengali 2090 900
Hindi Nil 3330
English Nil 3120
Sanskrit Nil 300
Santhali 150 Nil
11. Languages/dialects in which programmes are Bengali, Hindi, English, Urdu & Santhali.
Broadcast
12. Composition of Programme
PART – A Music Originated Relayed Total Percentage
CLASSICAL MUSIC 4150 720 4870 8.56
FOLK MUSIC 1740 NIL 1260 3.06
LIGHT MUSIC 9470 60 9530 16.76
FILM MUSIC 3600 NIL 3600 6.86
DEVOTIONAL MUSIC 450 NIL 450 0.79
WESTERN MUSIC 3380 NIL 3380 5.94
CARNATIC MUSIC 80 NIL 80 0.14
MUSIC LESSON 120 NIL 120 0.21
PART – B SPOKEN WORD
BENGALI 3350 NIL 3350 5.89
HINDI 600 120 720 1.26
ENGLISH 120 360 480 0.84
SANSKRIT 30 NIL 30 0.05
PART-C DRAMA 760 NIL 760 1.33
PART-D SPECIAL AUDIENCE
SANTHALI DIALECT 990 NIL 990 1.74
URDU 120 NIL 120 0.21
FARM & HOME 2710 NIL 2710 4.76
CHILDREN’S PROG:
BENGALI 792 NIL 792 1.39
ENGLISH 120 NIL 120 0.21
WOMEN’S PROG. 700 NIL 700 1.23
SENIOR CITIZENS’ PROG. 200 NIL 200 0.35
INDUSTRIAL PROG 380 NIL 380 0.66
EDUCATIONAL PROG. 910 NIL 910 1.60
YUVAVANI 2940 NIL 2940 5.17
PART – E OTHER PROGRAMMES
SPORTS 870 120 990 1.74
SCIENCE 340 30 370 0.65
HEALTH & FW 380 NIL 380 0.66
LANGUAGE LESSONS (H) 120 NIL 120 0.21
LANGUAGE LESSONS (B) 120 NIL 120 0.21
LOCAL ANNOUNCEMENT & PROG. HIGHLIGHT 4274 NIL 4274 8.61
13. Main Districts/ Areas covered Kolkata-A:
Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Burdwan, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Purba Midnapur, Paschim Midnapur, Maldha (60%).

Kolkata-B:
Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Burdwan, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Purba Midnapur, Paschim Midnapur.

FM-Rainbow:
North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Nadia (25%), Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Burdwan (25%), Purba Midnapur + Paschim Midnapur (25%)

FM-Gold:
North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Nadia (25%), Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Burdwan (25%), Purba Midnapur + Paschim Midnapur (25%)
14. Programme zone covered by the station Kolkata, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Purba Midnapur, Paschim Midnapur, Maldha (60%)
15. E-mail ID of the Station kolkata@air.org.in

Total sanctioned strength of staff of all cadres of the office of Dy. Director General (P), All India Radio, Kolkata is 509. Number of staff members (in position) of all cadres is 334 as on 31.12.2015. Programme wing of this office is headed by DDG(P), also the Head of Office of AIR, Kolkata. And head of Engineering section is DDG(E). Administration is looked after by Sr. Administrative Officer. Regional News Unit of this office is controlled by Director (News).