MCM411 Introduction to Broadcasting Assignment 01 Spring 2021 Solution / Discussion
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Assignment no 1
Write the script for a radio feature on the topic of “evolutionary journey of radio in pakistan”
Radio Pakistan was originally known as the Pakistan Broadcasting Service at the time of its inception on 14 August 1947. It had the honour of publicly announcing Pakistan's independence from Britain on 13 August 1947 at 11:59 pm. Mustafa Ali Hamdani made the announcement from Lahore in Urdu and English. while Abdullah Jan Maghmoom made the announcement from Peshawar in Pashto.
The announcement was heard as follows:
پاکستان براڈ کاسٹنگ سروس ۔ ہم لاہور سے بول رہے ہیں ۔تیرا اور چودہ اگست ، سنہ سینتالیس عیسوی کی درمیانی رات ۔ بارہ بجے ہیں ۔ طلوع صبح آزادی
Radio Pakistan broadcasts are in 34 languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Seraiki, Potowari, Pashto, Hindko, Kohistani, Khowar, Kashmiri, Gojri, Burushaski, Balti, Shina, Wakhi, Hazargi, Brahvi, English, Chinese, Dari, Persian, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Sinhala, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, and Bengali.4[HYPERLINK "%22%5B4%5D"4HYPERLINK "%22%5B4%5D"]
According to one of the pioneers of Radio Pakistan, Agha Nasir (9 February 1937 – 12 July 2016), three radio stations at Dhaka (established in 1939), Lahore (1937) and Peshawar Radio Station (1935) existed at the time of independence of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. There was no radio station in the capital of Pakistan, Karachi in 1947. On a high priority basis, a major program of expansion saw new stations opened at Karachi and Rawalpindi in 1948, and a new broadcasting house at Karachi in 1950. This was followed by new stations at Hyderabad (1951), Quetta (1956), a second station at Rawalpindi (1960) and a Receiving Centre at Peshawar (1960). In 1970, training facilities were opened in Islamabad and a station opened at Multan.
It was converted into Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation on 20 December 1972 as a statutory body governed by the Board of Directors and Director General. The Radio Pakistan World Service was established on 21 April 1973.
Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC, Radio Pakistan) operates 67 broadcasting units, out of which 33 are medium wave, seven are shortwave and 27 are FM stations. The Home Service Programmers of Radio Pakistan broadcast in 21 languages for a total of 750 hours daily. and in cover all activity of Pakistan and international under the rule to of Pakistan , and production of Pakistan also describe due to radio transmission. top channel of Pakistan cover the covering of Pakistan like FM 101. FM 100. FM 106 .