Outreach is an organisation which conceives the biggest and the only radio fair of India. This prodigious idea took shape in the year 2014 and has now turned out to be the largest congregation of radio personnel from All India Radio, community radios and private commercial FM stations and a vast sea of radio listeners from all over India as well as from some other countries. Outreach takes immense pride to honor the few selected radio personnel who have delivered excellent services to the broadcasting industry. It has been named as Outreach National radio Award. The awardees will be selected on the basis of maximum number of nominations and remarks of Jury committee. The award comprises of six categories, such as ‘Life time achievement award’, which will be given to a person who has delivered excellence in the field of radio broadcasting throughout his/her life. ‘Award for best use of radio in public service’, bestows the one who has used radio for wellness and development of public. ‘Popular radio presenter of the year award’, will be presented to the one who has gained popularity in the masses by his/her style of presenting a program. ‘Popular radio program of the year award’ will be given to the one who hosts/produces the most popular radio program among the vast audience. To encourage and recognize excellence in community broadcasting ‘community radio station of the year’ will be conferred to the community radio station which has delivered community based content as well as has worked for the development of the community with active local involvement.
Theme of World Radio Day 2017 is ‘Audience Participation’. There will be a special award category named as ‘Radio listener of the year’. It will be bestowed to the one who has been a dedicated and active listener throughout his life. Anyone can nominate one person each for the above said categories till midnight of 25th January, in the official website of Outreach International Radio Fair by visiting www.radiofairindia.com.
There were separate awards by different organisations for community radio, All India Radio and private FM, before. This award is the only Radio Award of India which will unite the three horizons in one platform. The awardees will be felicitated on the consecrated occasion of Outreach International Radio Fair, informed convenor of the event Subrat Kumar Pati.
Outreach International Radio Fair 2017 will be held at the Unit III Exhibition Ground of Bhubaneswar from 12th to 14th February.