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All India Radio set to mark 80 years of service with special programmes

All-India Radio-Chennai, will celebrated completing of 80 years of service as a public broadcaster this year. Established in 1938, it has the distinction of being one of the six AIR stations operational at the time of Independence.

AIR started with two channels and now has six terrestrial and 3 DTH and Digital Radio Mondiale channels. To mark the occasion, the Chennai station of AIR  broadcasted special programmes, including the journey of Light and Carnatic Music in AIR Chennai, selected topics of Thenkachi K Swaminathan’s Indru Oru Thagaval and 80 years of reminiscences from other fields.