Leh gets his first FM radio station; To cover 50 km of air distance


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Ladakh’s capital Leh got its very first Top FM radio on Tuesday, December 14. The station was created by the Sambhaav Media Group team, which deals with print, electronic and audiovisual media.

The station was started by Ladakh advisor Umang Narula, who praised the team for their efforts. He added that people now have a new source of entertainment as well as information for people residing in the scenic mountain valley.

According to the report, the frequency of this radio station will be 91.1. It will cover up to 50 kilometers of air distance within its radius at Leh and Kargil, Indian express reported. Previously, in Kargil, a station had been created by All India Radio.

First station in Ladakh

Ladakh established its very first radio station in September, after Section 370 was repealed and UT split from Jammu and Kashmir. It is India’s first highest altitude radio station, with 13,000 feet at Himbotingla near Kargil.

It was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur. The minister had launched high-power 10 kW transmitters from FM radio station All India Radio and Doordarshan in the valley.

Thakur had said that it was a milestone for the people and a step towards combating propaganda from neighboring countries and promoting correct information to the public.

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