और सुनने वाले को लगता है कि सिर्फ़ उनसे ही बातें हो रहीं हो |
|© Kshitij Choudhary|
Isn’t it amazing? Well, I think it’s magical. Probably one of the reasons why often people get so attached to radio or an RJ in particular (especially in ole times). Radio makes you feel special. Also an amazing companion in loneliness.
I have had a long connection with radio. My mother herself is a prominent radio artist from whom I have copy-pasted the genes. She is phenomenal. I gave my first audition for radio when I was, if I remember correctly, in 6th standard and eventually qualified the audition as a drama artist in All India Radio, Patna. I were called on contactual basis as per the demands in various single dramas or serials. The ambience of Akashvani is charming and, the fellow people that I’ve worked with are brilliant. I’ve always loved their company and while rehearsing inside the studio or recording the shows, I’ve always tried to groom myself watching the maestros. They are all so well-versed and versatile that I get astonished every time I work with them.
Years passed and here I am pursuing college degree. Luck or hard work, I don’t know but here again I am an active artist at Radio Amity 107.8FM (NOIDA). The work culture here is greatly different from what I’ve experienced at AIR. This is a community radio. I enjoyed working here and doing shows I like. Radio Amity itself is an experience to me.
Now when I am back to the city, my city, in my semester break, again luck or passion I don’t know, I receive this opportunity to work as an intern at Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM (Patna) . I owe everything to RJ Anjali under whose guidance-ship I am a learned artist. She has always inspired me and she has always there to mentor me wherever needed. It is because of her endless patience and managing skills I’ve learned how the India’s most popular commercial FM channel works. She is a true artist and more than an artist she is a performer. Thousands of people just get to hear her voice but I get to sit with her inside the live studio and see her ‘performing’ on radio. She is a bundle of talent, experience, and everything amazing.
It is her, from whom once I heard, “Radio is the theatre of mind.”
And that very moment it struck into my head like a gong and I started to flow overly into my deep thoughts. That touched me.
|Inside of Radio Mirchi Studio, Patna and view outside on a lovely weather day. Pic clicked by RJ Shruti.|
Throughout my radio journey I’ve met many fabulous people who excel in this field and will never fail to inspire anyone who’d meet them. When I work at AIR, I love my surrounding. Positivity is in the vibes, in the vibrations, in the microphone, in the sound-proof walls of the studio. Alike people everywhere. Intellectual class. It makes me leave behind all my gruesome memories or worries and, in-fact, relaxes the mind.
I’ve experienced almost all forms of radio. Be it Akashvani the legend, or Community Radio, or Commercial Entertainment Radio Stations. I’ve enjoyed working everywhere and each one has taught me a different meaning, a unique purpose of radio.
By accumulating all my intense love and little experiences, I can sum up that, Radio is not just a medium. It is a way of life.