The channel will be available through Internet and 'free dish' providing easy accessibility for connoisseurs of art.

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news AIR channel Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 13:25

All India Radio has launched a round-the-clock audio broadcast channel in Bengaluru on Tuesday, especially for lovers of Indian classical music.

The channel will be available through Internet and 'free dish' providing easy accessibility for connoisseurs of art.

The channel, known as 'Raagam', is in the public domain with a mobile app i.e. 'All India Radio Live' available in Android iOS and Windows from 6 PM on January 26.

The channel will be beamed through one of Digital Terrestrial Channel -DTT of Doordarshan, and will have an aerial radius of 70 km in Bengaluru, public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati said in a release here.

"Raagam" will have specific time bands for archival assets, senior living legends, budding and upcoming artists, auditioned and approved by AIR, it said.

The channel will also have programmes on classical music with interpretation and elucidation by musicologists of repute, the release said, adding, "Raagam" will create its own software bank to sustain itself.

It will be uplinked from AIR, Bengaluru, and will continuously get software contributions from 13 other stations of AIR spread across the country, it added.

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