‘Signature tune’ of 88-year-old AIR FM channel losing popularity

Photo related to old radio old transistor set.

New Delhi: The nation oldest and one of famous radio channel All India Radio (AIR) which turned 88-years-old today, which was popular among the people with its signature tune is sadly losing its charm.




As the current generation and next generation people preferring to listen private new FM channels over the nationalized AIR channel.

We can bet that how many of you still remember the oldest tune of AIR which use to play at 5.55 am in the morning. This signature tune was composed by a Jewish Musician, Walter Kauffman who was a refugee from Germany.




The (AIR), officially known since 1956 as Akashvaṇ, is the national public radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati. Established in 1930, it is the sister service of Prasar Bharati’s Doordarshan, the national public television broadcaster.

All India Radio is one of the largest radio networks in the world. Its headquarters is at the Akashvani Bhavan in New Delhi.