There will be stalls in the exhibition ground to display thousands of antique radio sets, old and new broadcasting equipment, Digital Radio Mondiale Sets (DRM), auxiliary studio, sand art on World Radio Day theme, Philately on the radio
Bhubaneswar is all set to host the Seventh International Radio Fair (OIRF) on the occasion of World Radio Day 2021 on February 13 and February 14.
Outreach has organised the event, and the objective of the International Radio Fair is to increase radio listenership, sensitising broadcasters on importance of radio in public service, encouraging youngsters to choose radio as career, promotion and exchange of culture and provide assistance to community radio enthusiasts.
RJ Praveen of Red FM will receive the Outreach Best Broadcaster Award for 2020 and the best listener award will be given to Rajneesh Kumar from Bihar.
Anitya Mohanty, a popular radio presenter of All India Radio, will receive the first Nadia Bihari Smruti Samman.
Radio listeners from various parts of India, working Radio Jockeys, broadcasters and technicians from different stations of India, station owners, stakeholders, radio associations, radio stations from different parts of the country and abroad, artists from different states, broadcasting equipment manufacturers, radio set manufacturers and Ham radio operators from different states are slated to join the event.
There will be stalls in the exhibition ground to display thousands of antique radio sets, old and new broadcasting equipment, Digital Radio Mondiale Sets (DRM), auxiliary studio, sand art on World Radio Day theme, Philately on the radio.
There will be also a radio repairing shop, new radio set (for sale) shop, handmade radio shop and selfie zone.
Simultaneously, there will be meetings, seminars, workshops and cultural programs on stage.
The audience can see popular radio stars performing popular radio contents on stage.
Selected radio star presenters from different radio channels of India will host the evenings at the International Radio Fair
Artists from different states of India will perform their local music and dance forms(classical, folk and modern) and radio stations will organise listener conferences for their listeners.
Outreach organizes different contests for school, college and university students.
Most of the contests aim popularizing radio. Theme/subject of the contests gets selected accordingly.
Due to the pandemic situation, Outreach is not inviting international delegates this time at the International Radio Fair.
Overseas channels have been requested to send their Indian representatives.
Following the COVID guidelines issued by the government, the organisers will take all precautions and follow the safety protocols as instructed.
The auditorium programme will be held with 50 per cent seat capacity and the wearing of masks, maintaining of social distancing, provision of thermal scanning and use of hand wash or sanitiser will be mandatory.
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