English

AIR Kolkata broadcast Western Music & English Spoken Word progs. for a large no of metro listeners. Many special progs. have been designed by the section to cater to the timely needs of listeners of Western Music & English Spoken Word time to time. 1) Through its weekly magazine prog. ‘HORIZON’, we not only provide information about current events, newly launched schemes & it’s implementation, Socio-economic development issues, health, food & nutrition related matters, educational & cultural events, literary topics etc. but also aimed to creat awareness about the ways & means to improve the quality of life. In this magazine prog. we also follow the Programme Calender, do OB recordings, invite talkers, artists, make features, do progs on significant works of eminent writers, reviewed books etc. 2) Emphasis is given to motivate children to be better citizen through ‘CALLING ALL CHILDREN’ prog. this prog is broadcast on a weekly basis every Sundays. Choral songs, Travelogue, stories from epics, stories of different lands and the principal ingredients of this prog. with much encouragement given to children participation in this prog. Recitation, story telling, playing instrumenta, vocal songs are also being performed by the auditioned child artists. 3) Like Indian Music, English Section of AIR Kolkata tries to preserve & propagate the glorious tradition of WESTERN CLASSICAL as well as LIGHT MUSIC through the broadcast of daily prog at night. This prog featured not only eminent & veterans but also provide oppourtunities to up coming artists. Efforts are made to bring fresh & new artists through audition in a regular frequency. 4) English Section also prepare NATIONAL FEATURES as & when it is instructed from Directorate.