The Radio School looks to service booming FM sector

MUMBAI: The Darrpan Mehta promoted Sugar Mediaz Pvt Ltd has announced a launch of The Radio School, which would be engaging in training manpower for the radio industry.

Over 300 private FM radio channels are expected to be launched by the end of the current fiscal. But the trained manpower is becoming a scarce commodity with demand being more than supply as radio channels will very soon be mushrooming all over.

The Radio School director Darrpan Mehta shares the dais with his idol Harish Bhimani
Mumbai based The Radio School aims to become a platform for the radio industry to source trained radio professionals.

Mehta, himself has lent his voice to many television channels, popular shows and also to radio campaigns for shows like Zee Cine Awards, Business Baazigar and Johny Ala Re.

The school will be offering a certificate course in radio anchoring skills (three months), diploma in radio broadcasting (nine month-full time), complete voice acting and dubbing course (three months) and a course in creative radio writing skills (two months). The school would also offer three months of internship programme.

Besides aiming to offer a complete hands-on radio training course combining expert tuition through an industry standard broadcasting studios, Mehta says, "The Radio School will strive to be a catalyst as a talent provider for the radio industry." The class strength would be restricted to maximum fifteen per course.

At the event organised, Harish Bhimani made his presence as the chief guest. The man, who lends his voice to Mahabharata as 'mein samay ho' (I'm Time?) who saw and knew all the things and had often introduced key plotlines.

Bhimani made a pertinent point on usage of good spoken language. He comments on the usage of Hinglish, which according to him, "Hinglish is a bad language peppered with worst Hindi."

To him, voice combined with fine spoken language are a definite driver for any radio station.

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