Onam Special: AIR to air Special Onam Programs

RJ with a guest in a radio studio

For celebrating Onam, All India Radio (AIR) will air variety of programs commencing on September 15. A wide array of musical and other programs will be presented at all the seven stations. The starting of Onam specials will be with Sambashivan’s composition of a Kathaprasangam. ‘Onapperumayude Deshathanima’ will be aired following it on the same day. The slot of the day is divided as: ‘Madhuram Deeptham’ at 11.30 am, ‘Kunchacko Boban’s musical program ‘Avani Ponnonjal ’ at 1 pm, a melodious sound track called ‘Diamond Necklace’ at 3.30 pm, at 6.50 pm a special program on the harvest season followed by a radio drama ‘Othello’ at 9.30 pm.

View of a radio station

On the day of Onam, ‘Onappattukal’ will be aired at 9.30 am followed by a musical program ‘Enagngalude Onappookkooda’ featuring composers, lyricists and singers at 10.30 am. Thereafter, AIR will air a musical feature by G Sreeram ‘Onam Veendum’ at 11.30 pm, ‘Avaniponnonjal’ presented by Mohanlal at 1 pm followed by an excellent sound track of ‘Oru Marubhoomi Katha’ at 3.30 pm and a satire ‘Onamano Sakhave’ at 4.30 pm. On the eve of Onam, ‘Ormayude Onamuttathu Orithiri Neram’ will be aired at 6.50 pm, at 7.35 pm ‘Onathumbiyum Poonilavum Pattukalum’ and ‘Kaviyarangu’ featuring Sugathakumari, ONV Kurup, Vijayalakshmi, Kuripuzha Sreekumar, Balachandran Chullikkad, Murugan Kattakada, P K Gopi, Rafeeq Ahmed and Karivalloor Murali will be aired.

Beautiful Onam rangoli

A light musical program, ‘Ghanashyama Sandhyahridayam’ at 10.30 am will start the Onam special series on September 17. Thereafter, composer M Jayachandran will present ‘Ratrimazhayude Sangeetham’ at 1 pm. At 3.30 pm, a sound track of ‘Usthad Hotel’, at 4.30 pm ‘Avanichintu’, at 6.50 pm ‘Akhoshangalile Koottaymayaum Kudumba Bhadrathayum’ and Poojappura central prison’s inmates will present Onam programs at 9.30 pm.

RJ with a guest in a radio studio

On September 18, Actor Vineeth will be presenting ‘Nadanam Vineetham’ at 9.30 am, a light musical program ‘Sravana geetham’ at 10.30 am followed by a skit Nattukavalayile Veettukaryangal’ that will be aired at 11.30 am. At 1 pm Dulquar Salman will present ‘Aavani Ponnoonjal’, after which a sound track of ‘Indian Rupee’ will be aired at 3.30 pm. ‘Marathukali Poorakkali’ will be aired at 4.30 pm and thereafter listeners can hear the documentary called ‘Tengum Acharanushtanangalum’ at 6.50 pm and at the end of this Onam special series ‘Kathakali Padangal’ will be aired at 9.30 pm.

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