Friday, October 16, 2015

Assamese in A15 & Nostalgic Recalling of Radio Moscow in Assamese

As per latest Information gathered, only three  International Gospel Radio Stations in this A15 season of international broadcasting i.e. during  March 31-October 24,2015  are broadcasting in Assamese Language on shortwave.

Adventist World Radio(AWR)
1330 To 1400UTC on 15185kHz via KSDA Agat,Guam (100kW) Sunday & Wedness Day

Trans World Radio(TWR)
 1315 To 1345UTC on 15225kHz Via KTWR Agana,Guam(100kW) Monday to Friday

Athmeeya Yatra Radio (Gospel For Asia)
0015 to 0030UTC on 9510kHz Via Nauen,MBR (250kW) on Saturday & Sunday

The new winter schedule of broadcast i.e. B15 season  will be effective from October 25,2015.And I'll post the updated schedule in due course.

Besides these three Gospel Stations, another Gospel Station Family Radio used to broadcast in Assamese for a few years.But it was discontinued after a one year or so.
And also an intertesting info which I like to air share with you all,then  Radio Moscow of former Soviet Union,used to broadcast in Assamese for 15 minutes in the evening.The broadcast  was usually about news,a commentary plus music ...of course songs  of Dr.Bhupen Hazarika,Khagen Mahanta etc..as far as I could recall.And due to staff shortage perhaps in late 1980s & early 1990s, Radio Moscow in Assamese was on the bring of closer..And then Late Nasiur Rehman , A famous Assamese Radio Personality ,just after retiring from All India Radio's Assamese News Reader post in Delhi, went to Moscow for reviving Radio Moscow Assamese Service.And in a winter evening perhaps either very late 1980s or very early 1990s, I heard from the first time Radio Moscow in Assamese in Lakhipur in Goalpara District on my aunty's portable Radio of Philips ..Radio Moscow signing on in Assamese with Late Nasiur Rehman as presenter..and ...there was song on air .. of Dr.Bhupen Hazarika..etc.Besides Assamese, he used to present programs in Bengali Service of Radio Moscow also.I heard his several presentations in Bengali Service also.But due to several factors he couldn't revive Radio Moscow in Assamese.It was discontinued.And he returned to Assam.I heard his voice in All India Radio Guwahati's special program once where he was invited as special guest several years after his return from Moscow.

That time, my radio listening hobby was in passive stage i.e. that I was just listening  whenever,wherever I got a Radio & not corresponding with radio stations ..not recordings the audios etc etc...I Wish I could record all these.....Its my one of the greatest regret...!!!!

73 & 55
Gautam Kumar Sharma(GK)
Abhayapuri(Assam)(India)

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