Greater India Radio

Radio 2OOO to broadcast 'Greater India Radio' daily on their digital service.

Emma Ramsay, 6th March 2012

Greater India Radio (GI Radio) are now broadcasting daily on 2OOO Languages, Radio 2OOO’s digital radio service. The daily broadcasts are to be delivered in a range in language groups including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Sindhi and English. The 2OOO Languages digital service is proving to be an important platform, from which groups like Greater India Radio can promote themselves as truly reflecting the multicultural Indian Australian. A range of cultural views and news from the region will be covered from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives.

With a mixture of young presenters and  seasoned presenters with broadcasting experience from India Radio and SBS Radio, GI Radio are set to generate broadcasting that taps in to a range of music, news and current affairs. The listener ship of community digital radio means groups like GI Radio are broadcasting to a targeted audience that is responsive, and wish to engage with local news and current affairs, as well as the international events.

GI Radio is headed by Mrs. Aruna Chandrala and Mr. Amarinder Bajwa, embracing the support of major organisations such as the United Indian Association (UIA) and the Hindu Council of Australia (HCA).

Listeners can tune in to Greater India programming daily on 2OOO Languages, Radio 2OOO’s digital service.  Over 30 language groups contribute to this service on a weekly basis.

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