92.7 anyone?

An hour ago, I was fiddling with my radio, which automatically makes pit stops at all available radio stations before getting to where I want it to go. So it is that I landed up hearing Big 92.7 FM, Chennai’s newest radio station and probably the biggest in terms of financial girth (or so say reports). Slowly hearing changed to listening as four successive tracks that I enjoy were played. Despite the slight noise in the tuning, I noticed that the audio quality was superior to a couple of other local stations. The RJ could actually speak good Tamil too.

While I shall reserve the stamping of good, bad, ugly until I listen some more, on first try, Big 92.7 does seem like a refreshing start. I did not feel that way about Radio City when it opened shop. Have you listened to 92.7 yet? What is your opinion?

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24 Comments so far

  1. Mehak (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    Havint tuned into 92.7 …guess this is Ambani’s new venture…their new Radio Station…launching in diff states across the country.

  2. SloganMurugan (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    I will wait a few days before I comment on a radio station. They all end up to sound the same. All over India

  3. nandhu (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 8:40 pm

    Rs 400 crore has been invested in Big 92.7 fm across the country. it’s an adlabs films venture. kellunga, lifa enjoy pannunga.

  4. vatsan (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 9:30 pm

    directing the tamil kalacharam to the metboards, kills the entertainment :((

    and another radio station? dont we have enough dumb RJS bullshitting on air already?

  5. surya (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 6:47 am

    Yes God save Chennai it is going to the dogs, Chennai sucks big time. This is a hole of a place.

  6. Ramesh (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 6:53 am

    Chennai should be referred to as the “Gateway to a big shit hole” not the “Gateway to the South”.

  7. indian (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:24 am

    why the hell only tamil ? why not hindi n english ??? comeon guys grow up this is a cosmo city n think broad…. i hate this FM stations in chennai.

  8. truckdriver (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:19 pm

    I listened to Big yesterday; the song selection was good. They seemed very conscious about their playlist – one Raja song, one late 90s-early 00s song, one jeyam ravi dubukku song.

    However, on the accent front – the one who interviewed Gautham had a horrible accent and a highly annoying coochy-coo flavour!

    BTW, any feedback on Worldspace? I have been sitting on the wall over that for so long that whenever I see those folks-in-black at Mayajal, I almost give in. Honestly, Jhanvi has nothing to do with this!

  9. vishal (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 12:36 pm

    Mr Indian in Chennai the official language is Tamil there is no need for radio stations in any another language. The majority of people in Chennai don’t understand Hindi so why would there be a need to play Hindi songs. I don’t see radio stations in other cities playing music in other languages. Mumbai has a large population of Tamilians however there is no station that plays Tamil songs. So why on earth would you expect that here Indian.

  10. nandhu (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 6:51 pm

    i have heard worldspace for a month or so. it’s pretty good esp if u are the kind to be interested in all kinds of music – rock, pop and playback- as well listen to news. in short a media junkie would do nicely.

  11. raghavan (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 1:26 pm

    Chennai sucks big time hate the people Tamilians here given Tamils a bad name. I prefer Mumbai Tamils, at least they speak proper Tamil which someone can understand not some mixed language like down here in Chennai.

  12. tim (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 4:15 pm


    Why don’t you use the link provided by Lavanya to discuss about how chennai stinks and stuff like that?


    BTW .. It looks like the same person is posting all this chennai hate comments. There should be a better way to organize the users who are replying to the blogs.

  13. Jax (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 5:30 pm

    Get them to sign up first. Maybe we need a moderator too. Delete these comments, you have the right chennai.metblogs.com.

    We should use the same reasoning with these ppl as we do in Kashmir. Dont like Chennai? Leave.

  14. jax (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 5:32 pm

    And oh, Dont let the door hit you on the way out.

  15. phantom363 (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

    can any of the chennai stations be heard on the web? thx.

  16. ArcticGlacier (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 1:46 am

    No comment moderation? WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE !!!!

    I’m a really frustrated individual and I have no life. So here’s a small list of things I hate:

    traffic jams

    and heyyyyyyyy, just wanted to say
    fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck,
    because I can!!

    I can post anything here and no one’s gonna mind?

  17. vinod (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 2:02 pm

    yes, i was speaking with the big92.7 guys and they are going ga ga about their technology and the state of the art studios… i am going to their studios next week, will check it out….

    but, i am skeptical about the success of these ventures, probably they have tremendous potential in up country makets, but in the metros the clutter is immense and i am not sure if they will be able to make a cut…

  18. Anything Goes (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 11:46 am

    BIG 92.7 sounds really exciting and different. Dina and Uma are my favorite RJ’s.. All the very best to them..

  19. Sankar (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    I just don’t understand how far can this go… I just think that there are too many FM stations in the city and there are more lined up… don’t know where this is going…
    incidentally, I just posted about this on my blog a few mins back and came across this post here…

  20. truckdriver (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    Sankar, u r right; today morning, I saw ads for a new FM – Hello FM. This FM biz. is getting way too commoditized; I am not sure how the listener would be able to differentiate among channels.

  21. Culture (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 9:54 pm

    Hey.. U culture – less idiots….

    Dont you have an iota of decency to what to write and what not too…

    Oh man… what on earth do you guys eat..

    do you have some thing called vetkam, maanam soodu… soranai…

    Chennai doesn’t suck man… your attitude really really sucks…

    you morons…. you will never come up in life…

  22. sj (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 5:43 am

    Hey culture prove how Chennai doesn’t suck? There are so many things I can say about Chennai but I won’t as there is no point to do so.

  23. THAMIZHAN (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

    What is the fuss in not having Hindi songs in Tamil Nadu…

    Will even one Tamil song be played Delhi, Bombay or even in Bangalore…

    Delhi would be the capital of the shit north…They look down on Tamils…

    All MNCs, HIndian banks, Hindian Airlines, Air Hindia are only tailor made for the Hindians….Now the Hindians here want to infringe on Tamil radio stations…

    If you talk cosmopolitan you have to be cosmopolitan…First play Tamil songs up north…have Tamil annoucement on flights…have Tamil forms in banks before talking shit talk of “cosmopolitism”.

  24. sj (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 5:36 am

    Thamizhan I praise you for your comments at least I am not the only one who feels this way, Chennai should not promote any Hindi culture down here we don’t need it.

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