2nd Aug 2020 12:08:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Bishnu Rana

TEZU, Aug 1: The listeners of All India Radio (AIR) Tezu have expressed their discontent over the defunct 100 Watt FM radio station which has gone off the air since June 17 last.
The said FM station which came as a replacement of the outdated 10 Kilowatt Transmission to improve reception quality has been a source of entertainment for the listeners of Lohit, Anjaw, Namsai and Lower Diabng Valley districts. 
When enquired about the cause of the prolonged technical snag, Programme Executive Anand Miyi said he had already intimated the matter to the Additional Director General (E) Guwahati and Assistant Director General (E) Dibrugarh for an immediate repairing, although till date little heed has been paid. When asked whether the technical manpower of AIR Tezu are capable of taking care of the fault, Miyi informed that although the Engineering department has 10 technical staff including a Senior Engineering Assistant (SEA), 3 Engineering Assistants, 2 Senior Technicians and 3 Technicians, it has been beyond their technical capacity to repair the minor defect and as a replacement, on and off the feeder broadcasting from Delhi and Itanagar has been arranged.
“The station has the posts of Director and Deputy Director (E), but the authority bothers little to send any personnel to repair the serious technical fault in the 10 Kilowatt MW Transmission which has been defective since the beginning. The 100 Watt FM Transmission which was installed to improve audio quality is in a faulty state too. We have innumerable programmes to broadcast including Covid-19 sensitization programmes and news, PM’s ‘Man Ki Baat’ etc, but the poor quality of transmission has rendered our efforts futile”, Miyi rued.        
Raising his voice, President, All Arunachal Pradesh Gaon Buras Welfare Association Lohit district unit Soloi Ngadong said that for the villagers radio is the only source of entertainment and news and the AIR authorities should rectify the fault at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the Cultural & Literary Society of Mishmi (CALSOM), All Mishmi Students’ Union (AMSU) and All Mishmi Women's Welfare Society (AMWWS) have also urged the authority to upgrade and renovate the defunct transmission system for the larger interest of the listeners of the remote region.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
Email: kenterjoyaz@easternsentinel.in / editoreasternsentinel@gmail.com
Phone: 0360-2212313

<< Back to News List