Entertainment: Pakistani radio channels for Indians

Farmers in Indian Punjab settled along the Pakistan border tune into Pakistani FM radio stations.


August 24, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Owing to the low frequency range of Indian national radio broadcasters and the absence of any local FM station, farmers in Indian Punjab settled along the Pakistan border tune into Pakistani FM radio stations, according to a report carried by the Times of India. “For more than three decades now Puran Singh Madhre’s paddy farm, stowed in one of the tiny villages of Ferozepur, Punjab, has resonated with soulful melodies broadcast from a township located 70-odd km across the tall barbed fences on Hussainiwala border,” it said.  Low frequency range of national radio broadcasters and the absence of any local FM station have kept radio service from Pakistan the most popular source of entertainment, say the farmer families on the fringes of Ferozepur, Times of India said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th,  2011.

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