Akashwani, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.


Engineering > Introduction

picture All India Radio, Raipur was commissioned on 02.10.1963 as an auxiliary centre of A.I.R. Bhopal. 2 nos. of 10 KW NEC make transmitters along with Emergency Studios were installed at 7.6 Km stone on Raipur-Bilaspur road. The Receiving Centre was installed in village Rawanbhatta about one Km. further away on same road and one Km. away on the left side.

The receiving centre has since been wound up w.e.f. Feb. 1993. Later on, the administrative section of the unit was shifted to a rented building in the city. The space vacated thus at X’TR end was utilized for recording studio. .

The construction of permanent office building in Civil Lines area was completed in 1976 and 3 office rooms were converted into temporary studios as an interim set up. The main Studios of A.I.R. Raipur started working w.e.f. 02.10.1979. During sixth five-year plan, one of the 10 KW transmitters along with its combining unit was dismantled in 1983 and installation of 100 KW transmitters was taken up.

The new 100 KW BEL transmitter type HMB-105 was commissioned for regular services on 17.12.1984. During the 10th Five Year Plan , this Transmitter is replaced with new 100 KW MW, Make-Thales TMW2100 solid state transmitter and commissioned for regular transmission on 15.01.2008 . The BEL HMB 105 transmitter is being utilized as a standby transmitter.