With effect from the Tamil New Year’s day, the All India Radio, Udhagamandalam, would lay more emphasis on local programmes.

Stating this here on Saturday, the AIR Programme Head, Madhavi Ravindranath, said that the primary channel of the station broadcasting on 1 KW MW was not adequate to cover the whole district.

Hence, it was now broadcasting local programmes simultaneously in 100 W FM. Following the improvement in the reach and quality of

transmission, the programmes have also been revamped to cater to the needs of the local listeners.

The following special programmes will be broadcast from April 14.

6.40 a.m. - Namma Oooru News (Local events)

7.25 a.m.- - Seema Sudhi(Baduga language News)

8.30 a.m.- Ki Me Va They(Multi language Film Song)

8.45 a.m. - Kalakkal Neram (Sat, Sun) (Radio Cartoon)

10.00 a.m.- Song Machi Song, R U Ready, Area Galatta(sms based programmes, on air competitions, programmes from outside locations,)

12.50 p.m. – Today’ s Special (talklets on books, films, music, etc)

2.15 p.m. - Bettadha Gamalu(Baduga songs)

2.30 p. m.- Western Music(Sat), Hai Kutties(Sun)(For the children,by the children - songs)

8.15 pm- New Melody (New film melody songs)

9.30 p.m. -Oorai Sutrum Katru(Mon) (village based programmes),Sports Zone (Fri)(local sports events, personalities)