All India Radio (AIR)is a national broadcasting service planned, developed and operated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under the Government of India.The operations of All India Radio began formally in 1936 with the objectives to inform, educate and entertain the masses.
AIR today has a network of 198 broadcasting centres with 305
transmitters, including 145 medium frequency, 55 high frequency (SW)
and 103 FM transmitters. The coverage is 90% in terms of area and
97.3% in terms of population. AIR covers 24 Languages and 146
dialects in home service and 24 Languages in External services.