Win 94.6 radio station goes off air

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Win 94.6, one of the private FM radio stations in Mumbai billed as the underdog among the five contenders, has gone off air from 1 pm today

The move comes in the wake of a dispute over the payment of licensing fees for the current year, say sources. Officials at Millennium Broadcast, the promoter of the radio station, however, were loath to detailing the cause of the disruption of broadcast. "A combination of technical and legal issues, related to licensing have caused the problem," was all they would say when contacted this afternoon. It would take at least two days to restore broadcast, officials said.

When contacted, however, an information and broadcasting ministry official said they were not aware of any developments on the Win 94.6 front as of today.

Win 94.6, which launched last April, lacked the backing of powerful media houses, something Radio Mirchi, Radio City and Go could boast of, but nevertheless caught the fancy of listeners in the city with its all-Hindi programming and late night shows that showcased old Hindi film music.

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