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July 23rd - National Broadcasting Day

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July 23rd - National Broadcasting Day

During the British Raj, Broadcasting began in June 1923 with the programs by the Bombay Presidency Radio Club and other radio clubs.

  • The private Indian Broadcasting Company Ltd (IBC) was authorized to operate two radio stations in an agreement on 23 July 1927.
  • IBC started with two stations, one in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 23 July 1927 and other in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on 26 August 1927.
  • Government took over IBC Ltd, since the company went into liquidation on 1 March 1930.
  • The Government started Indian State Broadcasting Service (ISBS) on 1 April 1930 on an experimental basis and made it permanent in May 1932.
  • Later this became All India Radio on 8 June 1936.

In India, July 23rd is observed as National Broadcasting Day since first broadcasting was started on this day in 1927 in Bombay (now Mumbai).

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