Radio station studios get a much needed upgrade
I came across this interesting piece of news article today regarding our radio stations. To be honest, I wasn’t aware that our radio stations had lagged so far behind in the technological boom that appears to have spread to so many other areas in our country. Apparently, this is the first time, our radio station systems have been upgraded in over 20 years.
There are three studios at the radio station, of which two have been computerised for the launch of Channel 3, a new entertainment and public service message channel. Radio engineers had long been asking for better equipped studios. Sattar Syed, director of Lahore Radio Station, said Channel 3 programmes – especially Lahore Online, Punjab Rung and Youth Magazine – were getting immensely popular, not only in rural areas but also in cities. He said that the radio was the mode of communication of the future because people were becoming too busy to find time to watch TV. He said Radio Mela was one of the most popular programmes of Lahore Radio, in which a radio team, including some of the legendary comperes such as Ghayyur Akhtar and Khalid Abbas Dar, went to various towns and cities and listened to people’s problems. District administrations cooperated with the radio team, the station director said, and tried to resolve the citizen’s problems highlighted in the programme.