Hindu and Indian-formatted music radio stations in Trinidad and Tobago.
Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre Co Ltd (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2016) in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). The theme of the magazine which marks the arrival of East Indians/South Asians from India to Trinidad (1845-1917) is “Hindu and Indian-formatted music radio stations in Trinidad and Tobago.”
The theme of this year’s edition of our magazine is “Hindu and Indian-formatted music radio stations in Trinidad and Tobago.” There are 39 FM radio stations in Trinidad and Tobago servicing the diverse needs of the multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-racial society. Nine of them are Hindu and Indian-formatted music radio stations: Jaagriti 102.7 FM, The People’s Station 90.5 FM, Taj 82.3 FM, Hot Like Pepper U97.5 FM, Win Radio 101.1 FM, Heritage Radio 101.7 FM, The First…The Finest 103 FM, Sangeet 106.1 FM, and Aakash Vani 106.5 FM.
The very first sound of Indian music on radio was aired in 1947 when Radio Trinidad – the country’s first radio station – was launched. The station broadcasted a one-hour program, Indian Talent on Parade, hosted by Kamal Mohammed. While ground-breaking, the limited time for the Indian music on air would remain for over 40 years. Longer Indian programmes were not considered economically feasible until 1993 when103 FM was launched. 103FM created a revolution. It proved that there was a need for radio stations dedicated to Hindu and Indian religious and cultural programmes.
May-June 2016 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover. ISSN 1683-4143 40 pages with advertisements and articles.