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Three more FM stations in Nagaland

Written by: Staff
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Kohima, July 23: Under the North East Expansion plan Phase II, three more FM stations are to be set up in Wokha, Zunheboto and Phek towns, the district headquarters of Nagaland.

The three new projects were part of the expansion plan for Doordarshan Kendras and All India Radio, granted by the Broadcasting Ministry sometime back as a special package.

Kohima Director of AIR N Nakhro informed that one KW FM transmitter would be installed in the three districts each and that a survey team comprising engineers from the North East and Delhi would visit the state soon to prepare a detailed project report.

She said the Director General of AIR had also written to Nagaland Chief Secretary Lalhuma, requesting him for all out support to the engineering team, which would be here for consultations with the State Government for site selection and other formalities.

At the mean time, the ongoing three projects at Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang, which are Community Radio Stations, are being upgraded to FM and the Kohima FM is nearing completion, she informed.

Meanwhile, informed sources said once the FM station become operational, job opportunities would be created for the local youths, even though it would be manned by digital equipment.

UNI

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