Proclaimed by the United Nations Assembly in 2011, World Radio Day is celebrated on 13 February every year.
Keeping in with UN’s call on how radio shapes our lives, the programme is a telltale of all the major disasters and happenings that India witnessed and how radio, especially a public broadcaster like AIR played a pertinent role. The documentary ‘Radio Is You’ derived from the theme of the same name, ‘Radio Is You’, discusses the impact of the medium.
Be it touching an individual’s life, Kannada actor Late Raj Kumar in the clutches of dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan or reaching marooned villages at the time of the earth-shaking Tsunami of 26 December 2004, All India Radio has been actively championing the cause of the people. Reaching 99.19 per cent of the total population, All India Radio’s home service has 419 stations across the country in 23 languages and 146 dialects.
The documentary further explores how the public broadcaster has not just been an informational medium but an interactive platform where listeners can share their views and thoughts.
The documentary in the voice of Maria Albina Michael has been produced by Dominic Thomas with script research by Sarita Barara.