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  • Rediscovering live cricket commentary on radio

    IT was a great surprise and a greater pleasure to rediscover the live cricket commentary during the recently concluded Pakistan Cup...

    The well-organised tournament staged under the auspices of the PCB in Faisalabad will be remembered for two events — revival of live cricket commentary by Radio Pakistan and the utter disregard of the spirit of cricket and the laws of this great game by Younis Khan, the celebrated Pakistan batsman... ...

  • SC seeks replies from govt, Pemra over radio stations

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government and regulator of the electronic media to respond to allegations that the army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), is illegally running radio stations...

    Through an application filed on behalf of journalist Rashid Rehman, human right activist Asma Jahangir has requested an apex court bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, to instruct the government to...

  • Pemra reluctant to issue licences to KP govt for FM radio stations

    PESHAWAR: The wrangling between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) over the functioning of a non-commercial FM radio station at Mardan has further intensified as the latter has now also raised objection to the three proposed FM stations of the provincial government in other districts...

    Official sources revealed that despite repeated requests by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

  • Turkey closes 20 TV and radio stations in post-coup emergency decree

    ISTANBUL: Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programmes, on charges they spread “terrorist propaganda”, adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media...

    An official at the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the state watchdog, confirmed 20 stations were being closed...

  • LIVE: Islamabad United wreck Multan Sultans top order

    Multan Sultans are 34-4 after 9 overs against Islamabad United in their Pakistan Super League 2018 fixture in Dubai...

    Islamabad United won the toss and put Multan Sultans in to bat first — a decision that paid dividends in the third over when United bowler Rumman Raees got Sultans opener Kumar Sangakkara caught out...

  • Airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan destroy IS radio station

    KABUL: American and Afghan officials say airstrikes on a remote eastern region of Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station operated by the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    An official with the United States military said on Tuesday the strike had destroyed “Voice of the Caliphate” radio operated by IS near the border with Pakistan...

  • Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show

    You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah?The answer is: he's planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan'...

    "Just dumb luck basically!"The comic continues: " In 2009 or 2010 a producer at BBC called Ed Morris wanted to do a radio show about comedians around the world...

  • The power of radio

    MARK Tully recently wrote, “Whenever I talk to students of journalism in India about radio I am told ‘It’s dead...

    As the presenter of a radio programme broadcast in Britain I know that’s certainly not true there...

  • Burundi army repulses coup troops in battle for state TV and radio

    Rival factions fought intense battles around the state television and radio complex, with broadcasts to the nation halted for some time, but resuming after a fierce attack by coup troops was repulsed...

    In the afternoon, after state radio broadcast a message from Nkurunziza, a major attack was launched by pro-coup troops, which was fought off, with station director Jerome Nzokirantevye saying it was “loyalist soldiers who are in...

  • India’s first LGBT radio show goes on air

    He is the host of “Gaydio”, the first radio show dedicated to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in India, where homosexuality is a taboo and gay sex can be punished with up to 10 years in jail...

    The weekly show on commercial radio channel Ishq was launched in mid-July and is aired every Sunday in Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata...

  • FREQUENCY: RADIO WITH HUMOUR AND A MISSION

    The studio of Radio Arman lies behind a thick steel door, deep within a block-long bunker...

    But when the station comes to life every morning at 7, it opens up a freewheeling, live conversation with the entire country — sharing callers’ concerns, putting officials on the air to respond, and offering sympathy and comic relief to a nation exhausted by poverty and war...

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