Nagaland’s first Christian online radio launched

December 6, 2012 by  
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The radio is a joint venture of Highland Dawn Media Nagaland and Chennai Christian Radio.

The launching of NCR at Ozone cafe KohimaNagaland, December 5, 2012: The first online Christian radio station in Nagaland was launched to provide a platform to Naga musicians. Chotisuh Sazo, parliamentary secretary for social welfare, child and women development, launched the Nagaland Christian Radio (NCR) Monday in the state capital Kohima. The radio is a joint venture of Highland Dawn Media (HDM) Nagaland and Chennai Christian Radio (CCR).

“The program should reach to those who do not have access to it otherwise. It would be a blessing to local Christian community as well,” said Sazo. He said the radio should set an example for other non-Christian states and countries.

Bob Swaggerty, the founder of CCR, said when he landed it in India five years ago, he felt the need for Christian radio and had a vision to start an FM radio station. Swaggerty is a radio-broadcast engineer with 15 years experience from the United States of America. He started CCR in 2010 that currently has an average of about 700 listeners per day and about 60,000 tune in’s per month from 22,000 unique listeners. Bob said he planned to start radio channel in Nagaland as he saw passion for music among young Nagas.

“This first online NCR would play the best Christian music from across the globe as well as from local artistes and Church youth groups,” he added. Swaggerty expressed hope that NCR would attract listeners locally and Nagas living abroad and would be accessible from iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia devices in near future.

– nagalandpost

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