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Retro Radio Dial: 1953 South Asia Radio

 
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Bhutan, Ceylon, India, Kashmir, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan [East], Portuguese India [Goa]

kc Station Country Location
 
Mediumwave
 
550 AIR India Bombay
557 GOA Radio Goa Portuguese India Goa
580 VUK India Calicut
590 VUN India Nagpur
640 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
  VUD India Dharwar
660 VUT-2 India Trivandrum
700 Radio Ceylon I Ceylon Colombo
710 VUD6 India Delhi
730 VUH India Hyderabad
750 VUA-2 India Amritsar
770 VUA-3 India Allahabad
  VUT India Trichinopoly
780 VUG India Gauhati
810 VUC India Calcutta
840 VUV India Vijayawada
850 VUB India Bombay
870 Radio Ceylon III Ceylon Colombo
890 VUD India Delhi
920 Radio Ceylon II Ceylon Colombo
  VUA India Ahmedabad
940 VUX India Aurangabao
970 VUM-7 India Mysore
1000 VUC India Calcutta
1022 VUL India Lucknow
1110 VUM India Madras
1130 VUP India Patna
1167 APD-1 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
1200 VUB-7 India Baroda
1230 VUB India Bombay
1330 VUJ-2 India Sullander
1355 VUC-7 India Cuttack
1420 VUM India Madras
1460 VUS India Shillong
1490 Radio Kashmir Kashmir Srinagar
1500 Radio Nepal Nepal Kathmandu
 
Shortwave
 
3245 CR8AB Radio Goa Portuguese India Goa
3277 Radio Kashmir Kashmir Srinagar
3295 VUD AIR India Delhi
3305 VUC AIR India Calcutta
3365 VUD AIR India Delhi
3435 VUD AIR India Delhi
3440 Radio Murree Kashmir Murree
3495 VUD AIR India Delhi
3935 VUD AIR India Delhi
3950 VUD AIR India Delhi
3955 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
3970 VUD AIR India Delhi
4760 VUD AIR India Delhi
4800 AIR India Mysore
4807 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
4840 VUB AIR India Bombay
4860 VUD AIR India Delhi
  Radio Kashmir Kashmir Srinagar
4870 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
  VUD AIR India Delhi
4880 VUD AIR India Delhi
4920 VUM AIR India Madras
4940 VUD AIR India Delhi
4960 VUD AIR India Delhi
4967 Radio Ceylon III Ceylon Colombo
5025 Radio Ceylon II Ceylon Colombo
5960 VUD AIR India Delhi
5970 VUD AIR India Delhi
5980 VUD AIR India Delhi
5990 VUD AIR India Delhi
6004 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
6010 VUC AIR India Calcutta
  VUD AIR India Delhi
6025 CR8AB Radio Goa Portuguese India Goa
6040 VUD AIR India Delhi
6065 AIR India Mysore
6075 Radio Ceylon I Ceylon Colombo
6080 VUD AIR India Delhi
6085 VUM AIR India Madras
6110 VUD AIR India Delhi
  Radio Kashmir Kashmir Srinagar
6112 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
6120 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
6145 VUD AIR India Delhi
6150 VUB AIR India Bombay
  VUD AIR India Delhi
6190 VUD AIR India Delhi
6250 Radio Morree Kashmir Morree
7100 Radio Nepal Nepal Kathmandu
7115 VUD AIR India Delhi
7120 VUD AIR India Delhi
7125 VUD AIR India Delhi
7150 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
7155 VUD AIR India Delhi
7170 VUD AIR India Delhi
7190 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
  VUD AIR India Delhi
7210 VUC AIR India Calcutta
  VUD AIR India Delhi
7225 VUD AIR India Delhi
7230 VUD AIR India Delhi
7240 VUB AIR India Bombay
  VUD AIR India Delhi
7250 VOA Ceylon Colombo
  VUD AIR India Delhi
7255 VUD AIR India Delhi
7260 VUD AIR India Delhi
  VUM AIR India Madras
7275 VUD AIR India Delhi
7290 VUD AIR India Delhi
9520 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
9530 VUC AIR India Calcutta
  VUD AIR India Delhi
9550 VUB AIR India Bombay
  VUD AIR India Delhi
9560 VUD AIR India Delhi
9565 VUD AIR India Delhi
9570 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
  VOA Ceylon Colombo
9575 VUD AIR India Delhi
9590 VUD AIR India Delhi
  VUM AIR India Madras
9610 CR8AB Radio Goa Portuguese India Goa
9614 Radio Pakistan Pakistan Dacca
9620 VUD AIR India Delhi
9630 VUD AIR India Delhi
9660 VUD AIR India Delhi
9670 VUD AIR India Delhi
9680 VUD AIR India Delhi
9705 VUD AIR India Delhi
9710 VUD AIR India Delhi
9720 VUD AIR India Delhi
9740 VUD AIR India Delhi
9750 VUD AIR India Delhi
9765 VUD AIR India Delhi
11710 VUD AIR India Delhi
11760 VUD AIR India Delhi
11780 VUD AIR India Delhi
11790 VUD AIR India Delhi
11810 VUD AIR India Delhi
11820 VUD AIR India Delhi
11830 VUD AIR India Delhi
11850 VUD AIR India Delhi
11870 VUD AIR India Delhi
11875 VOA Ceylon Colombo
11890 VUD AIR India Delhi
11915 VUD AIR India Delhi
11940 VUD AIR India Delhi
11950 VUD AIR India Delhi
11960 VUD AIR India Delhi
11975 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
15085 VUD AIR India Delhi
15120 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
15130 VUD AIR India Delhi
15160 VUD AIR India Delhi
15170 VUD AIR India Delhi
15190 VUD AIR India Delhi
15210 VUD AIR India Delhi
15240 VUD AIR India Delhi
15290 VUD AIR India Delhi
15325 VUD AIR India Delhi
15350 VUD AIR India Delhi
15380 VUD AIR India Delhi
17705 VUD AIR India Delhi
17740 VUD AIR India Delhi
17760 VUD AIR India Delhi
17780 VUD AIR India Delhi
17820 Radio Ceylon Commercial ServiceCeylon Colombo
17830 VUD AIR India Delhi
17840 VUD AIR India Delhi
17850 VUD AIR India Delhi
21510 VUD AIR India Delhi
21660 VUD AIR India Delhi
21700 VUD AIR India Delhi

  • Stations in bold plus some Shortwave services of All India Radio [VUD Delhi] were the most powerful in the region at the time with 50kW or more transmitter power and the dominant stations for reception of music, news, information and entertainment throughout the region.

Abbreviations:

AIR All India Radio
VOA Voice of America

It Happened 1953

Soviet leader Joseph Stalin dies
Dag Hammarskjold starts as UN Secretary-General
Edmund Hillary and Tenjing Norgay complete ascent of Mt Everest
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
USSR tests H-bomb
Pakistan Academy of Sciences established

Arrivals:
 
Playboy magazine
Pat Benetar
Pierce Brosnan
Alex Van Halen
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Bassinger
 
Departures:
 
Hank Williams
Joseph Stalin
Alice Prin ‘Kiki de Montparnasse’
Django Reinhardt
Rene Fonck
Dylan Thomas

Population:
 
India 389.691m
[East] Pakistan 47.653m
Nepal 9.280m
Ceylon 8.230m
Portuguese India [Goa] 0.638m
Bhutan 0.177m
Maldives 0.077m
 
Licensed Broadcasting Receivers:
 
Pakistan 800,000
India 637,130
Ceylon 60,000

Favorite Movies of 1953: Your Personal Collection

Top 20 Singles

  Artist Song
 
1 Percy Faith The Song from Moulin Rouge
2 Les Paul & Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
3 Patti Page [How Much is] That Doggie in the Window
4 Eddie Fisher I’m Walking Behind You
5 Ames Brothers You, You, You
6 Teresa Brewer Till I Waltz Again with You
7 Les Baxter April in Portugal
8 Perry Como No Other Love
9 Perry Como Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
10 Frankie Lane I Believe
11 Pee Wee Hunt Oh
12 Frank Chacksfield Ebb Tide
13 Nat King Cole Pretend
14 Richard Hayman Ruby
15 Stan Freberg St George and the Dragonet
16 The Hilltoppers PS I Love You
17 The Gaylords Tell Me You’re Mine
18 Julias La Rosa Eh Cumpari!
19 Tony Bennett Rags to Riches
20 Doris Day Anna
 

Top 5 Music Albums: Your Personal Collection

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