World’s highest radio station enhances reach

May 30th, 2008 - 1:15 am ICT by admin  

Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) The reach of the world’s highest radio station was Thursday further enhanced when Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated an FM station and satellite uplink facility in the cold desert region of Ladakh. The world’s highest radio station located at 11,800 ft above the sea level in Leh district of Ladakh region was linked to low-power transmitters at Nyoma, Khaltsi and Diskit.

Addressing a function in the premises of the All India Radio at Leh, the chief minister welcomed the introduction of the FM transmitter and satellite uplink station and called for further improvement to cover the shadow areas in the region where television and radio signals were not received due to geographical constraints.

“The inauguration of the FM station here is a boon for the young generation as it was a craze with the youth all over the country. The popularity of FM transmission had transcended boundaries and youth were feeling a special connect with these transmissions,” Azad said.

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