Mumbai: Red FM, India’s most awarded and largest private radio network added several more feathers to its cap at the prestigious India Radio Forum (IRF) by winning 23 awards across 43 award categories. The awards won included the prestigious BEST RADIO NETWORK AWARD and the POPULAR RJ OF THE YEAR PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD that was introduced for the first time this year!Thus, 93.5 Red FM continues its trend of being the most dominant player at the India Radio Forum this year as well.
IRF is an annual event that celebrates the best creative work in the Indian radio industry. It is a one-day event that talks about the latest industry developments in the Indian radio industry. IRF selects the best creative talents in radio craft, that are honoured at the post-forum awards ceremony every year. The event was scheduled at Qla,New Delhi.
Speaking about the awards won Nisha Narayanan, COO, RED FM said, “Red FM is honoured to win the maximum awards at the India Radio Forum including the best network of the country and also the most Popular RJ of the year Award by Raunac: People’s Choice!Red FM has always been receiving tremendous support both the listeners and the advertising community, which makes it a leading brand in the country. This makes Red FM’s popularity enormous. It’s rather humbling to get so many awards for the team; it is a recognition of the work we do. The strength of Red FM lies in the innovative ideas and aggressive thinking that we believe in. We hope to receive such continued support the community. It is particularly encouraging to see that the IRF team is continuously trying to evolve the format by introducing newer award categories. We look forward to a greater volume of awards in the coming years too. BajaateRaho!”
Talking about the winning categories, B Surendar, Chief Operating Officer, RED FM/Suryan FM said ‘’We are elated to get a thumping victory at such a prestigious forum for the radio industry and to win awards across all categories. Radio has reinvented itself at astupendous ratecomplimented by other new age digital options to reach out to its target audience. Today it is the second fastest growing sector after internet in India. While Digital is growing exponentially, private FM radio is the only other mediumin India which is expected to grow at a healthy rate of 14-15%. This is fuelled by FM expansion in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.’’
Red FM’s Rj Raunac on his big win says “Thanks a lot India Radio Forum awards 2017 for giving me this honour and choosing me as the Popular RJ of the year. I will take this moment to say that I will be eternally grateful to Super hits 93.5 Red FM for giving me the opportunity to speak to my listeners every single day. Every morning when I take up a social issue that is relevant to the city, Isilently thank God for the team I have, without whom this wouldn’t be possible.”
The Indian Radio Forum is an annual one-day event that presents and discusses latest industry developments, issues and challenges. With over 40 award categories the awards at India Radio Forum celebrates the very best of Indian radio, honouring outstanding programming, on-air personalities, marketing & promotions and creativity within the industry.