Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Video Killed the Radio Star

Medium wave do-sau-unnees teen meter, yaani ek hazaar teen sau adsath kilo hertz par ye Vividh Bharti ki vigyapan prasaran sewa ka Dilli kendra hai...Aayiye ab sunte hain prayojit karyakram

Remember something????

The time when radio used to be a popular source of entertainment as not many households had got TV. Families sitting near the radio post dinner ...People travelling with radio in DTC buses....The radio slung on the shoulder in a leather case (My Dad, had one of those kind) The popular channel Vividh Bharati... and at night u cd also get Radio Nepal ..and sometimes Radio Ceylon (I guess it was there ...can anyone confirm?)... the program "Myaro Man Ko Geet" on Radio Nepal which used to be aired at night and had all the latest bollywood chartbusters

Remember the Golden Voice of yesteryears - Ameen Sayani with his Binaca (later Cibaca) Geet Mala... thats inarguably the most popular program on Radio

Yeh Vividh Bharati ki Vigyapan Prasaran sewa hain.... and then the advertisements used to follow...


Yaad rakhna yeh naam
Saari ki pehchaan
Uma falls
Uma falls

Oye khoche pathan se poocho seth
Pista baadam kaaju kishmish
Koi bhi mewa ekdum badhiya quality ka lena ho
To Roopak Store se lo
Roopak Store... Ajmal Khan Road

Aapka naam: Sonaram
Rehte kahan hain: Sonepat mein
Khate kya hain: Sona halwa
Pehante kya hain: Sona Hawai Chappal
Kya baat hain.
Sona hi Sona

Sun maa meri
menu fall dila de Sarita
nahi to main shaadi nahi karni
Sun meri beti Geeta
layi main fall sarita
baja do ab shehnai
Sarita fall main laayi

Cheap silk store hain jaana pehchana
Apne ghar ke kapde lene yahinpe aana

[BTW the Cheap Silk Store family's son was a friend of mine and here is the other version which I used to sing to him
Cheap silk store hain jaana pehchana Apne ghar ke cheethde lene yahin pe aana]

He: Kya jala
She: Omlette
He: Hua daftar ko late
She: To Black Diamond non stick cookware la do na?
He: Black Diamond non stick cookware.. na chpakne ka khatra na jalne ka dar
She: Black Diamond non stick cookware.. har grihani ki pasand.

She: "Ooi maa"
He: "Kya hua Munne ki maa?"
She: "Chappal toot gayi.. Ab kya hoga"
He: "Kitni baar kaha hai ARI Relaxo Hawai Chappal pehna karo...."
ARI Relaxo Hawai Chappal

Ramu rat le kaasmadhu kaasmadhu kaasmadhu kaasmadhu"
"Kaasmadhu?"
"Haan khaansi ki gunkaari dawa hai Kaasmadhu"
"Achcha!!! Kaasmadhu Kaasmadhu Kaasmadhu Kaasmadhu"
[...talk about drilling the message in! ]

Sahni Tyres
Apni cycle aur Rickshaw check kijiye Correct?
Sahni Tyres kabhi raaste mein dhoka nahi dete

Male Voice: Gaon se khaalis ghee mangwaate thhe...Mohan Ghee khaya, toh aisa shuddh ke maano gaon se naata hi toot gaya!
Female Voice: Ae ji Mohan Ghee lete aaiyega...yeh ghar mein bane ghee jaisa shuddh hota hai!
Chorus: Shuddh ghee Mohan Ghee

The morning transmission used to start with Vandan Waar, followed by Bhoole Bisre Geet. Hamari studio ki gahdi ke anoosar abhi subah ke 8 baja hai...ab aap Ramanuj Prasad Singh se Samachar suniye!

And then there was Ek Phankaar at 1'o clock...and Mann Chahe Geet at 2. Late night prasaran mein Chitrapat Sangeet from 12:10 to 1:30 a.m.

Some other popular programs were:-
Binaca/Cibaca Geet mala
Hawa mahal
Santojen ki mehfil
Diamond comics @Sundays 2:00 pm (Chunnu padhta Diamond Comics, Munni padhti Diamond Comics, Mazedaar hain Diamond Comics ...I never used to miss that)
Some Jokes program every nite @9:30 pm
Hariyali aur Khushhaali
Fauji Bhaiyon ke liye (or something like that)

Somehow radio lost its mass appeal with the advent of Cable television in India... However It is very encouraging to see so many Radio statiuons come up in Recent times... in Mumbai we have Radio City, Go fm, Win fm, Red fm, Radio Mirchi, AIR Rainbow fm, AIR Gold fm apart from Vividh Bharti

With inputs from BG, Newman da and Nanhi..
Yours truly
:-)


Edit:
Newman Da's Comment:-

They bring back warm, fond memories...dont they? Radio was and, to a large extent, still is the one with the largest reach of all the mass media...and the most popular...remember the fasionable hero of yore, who would step out of the plane from vilayat and walk proudly with a radio slinging from his arm?

And how can one forget the deadpan voice of the RJ in aap ke farmayish:"agla geet hai film Phoon Bane Angaarey se,aawaz hai lataji aur mohd. rafiji ki,bol hain indivar ke aur sangeet se sajaya hai kalyanji anandji kepasand aap sabki:rohtak se devender singh, rajbeer singh meena aur dhanpatsarai rohilla se anil, sunil, chinki, minki, dabloo, sweety, moti aur unke sabhi saathinangal raya se hanif mohammad, dilawar singh aur unke paravar ke sabhi sadasya..."

19 comments:

Rohit Talwar said...

man u have the power to recall stuff!!

i have never heard all this.. :( cos may be i wasnt born at that time.. or even if, it was never really played much..

Sachin Keswani said...

hey dude,how come u remember so much stuff??

Sachin Keswani said...

ya dude..have started a new one on orkut..bachpan ke khel as well..am looking for more feedback to add to it..

~ Deeps ~ said...

made me remember those days.....spl mon ko 8 baje chupke se radio on kar ke....top 10 sunna ameen syani ki awaz main.....

~Lord Anshul said...

abe mujhe to yaad hi nahi hai radio..
bachpan se hi TV dekha hai

The Soulforged said...

They bring back warm, fond memories...dont they? Radio was and, to a large extent, still is the one with the largest reach of all the mass media...and the most popular...remember the fasionable hero of yore, who would step out of the plane from vilayat and walk proudly with a radio slinging from his arm?

And how can one forget the deadpan voice of the RJ in aap ke farmayish:
"agla geet hai film Phoon Bane Angaarey se,
aawaz hai lataji aur mohd. rafiji ki,
bol hain indivar ke aur sangeet se sajaya hai kalyanji anandji ke
pasand aap sabki:
rohtak se devender singh, rajbeer singh meena aur dhanpat
sarai rohilla se anil, sunil, chinki, minki, dabloo, sweety, moti aur unke sabhi saathi
nangal raya se hanif mohammad, dilawar singh aur unke paravar ke sabhi sadasya..."

Anonymous said...

Man, this one is really great. I just happened to go through as site which mentioned the Golden TV era. Thats when i wondered wish there could be a site to recall and relish the Vividh Bharati days. Yes, the format of Vividh bharti has completely changed. Thanks to the advent of Cable tv. Here i would love some of the following programs
Chitralok, Vishesh Madhulmalti karyakram(aired of Wed and Sat). Bela ke phool. Also there was a program called Manoranjan which used to come on radio in 87. Then there were radio programs for forthcomming films in which they used to tell us the story(not complete). I remember distinctly the song 'Bin tere sanam' from Yaara Dildara that wud be aired on Chitralok at 8:50 am in the 90's. I used to and still love the Jaymala for the Fauji bhais, extremly good stuff.
I distinctly remember ads that used to come on radio. There was this Jeevdaya netraprabha, Bhabhiji kaha chaleee, Tashkent- ghatkopar, then the BB sabun ad oh what a jingle it had. One more ad of Walls mera funsign. Philips ad with the jingle 'ab lena ho to TV to phir phillips ka lo Black and white'. There are many to recollect.
Sure the Radio format is changed and the changed format is no longer interesting. I wish they cud have retained the old format and program.
Well this was really great going back to those golden radio days.

Jas said...

Radio Ceylon was THE radio station to listen to in India - what amazing talents - Gopal Sharma, Sunil Dutt, Ameen Sayani and so many others. India loved Radio Ceylon. We also listened to the great brodcasters of Ceylon like Tim Horshington, Jimmy Bharucha, Vernon Corea.

There are blogs in memory of Vernon Corea who was a favourite of Indian listeners -

http://vernoncorea.wordpress.com

there is also another one I came across -

http://vernoncorea.blog.co.uk

reminisce about Radio Ceylon

Stone said...

Hi,
Mazzaa aaya gaya yeh padh kar :-)
School ke din yaad aa gaye when I used to sneak a transistor in my bag during cricket matches :-)

Aur haan, there was another ad.."Sun meri billo Bobby 10 rupeye killo" :-)

and there was one something "ladi ja ladi ja.... phatey kamania blah blah etc etc :-) :-)

Also, thanks for visitng my blog.

Anonymous said...

COOOOL !!!!!! big thanks for this page ! bachhpan ke din ;-)

sandeep said...

अंकल (भारी सी आवाज़ में): गाँव से घी मंगवाते थे, जब से मोहन घी खाया गाँव से नाता ही टूट गया!!
आंटी: ऐ जी ये घर में बने घी जैसा शुद्ध होता है!!
अंकल (पंच लाइन): शुद्ध घी, मोहन घी!!

Chitra said...

Now you get Vividh Bharti on FM radio...and the last time I tuned in (about 1.5 yrs ago) Hawa Mahal and Bhoole bisre geet were on!

Serg said...

My grandfather used to tell me about those days, when they sat down and listened to the radio shows, it sounds like good times.


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Shamefully this is true, video killed radio, but it is gonna get its revenge in any moment. However, if you think this a few more, who really killed radio was humanity, because we changed it since moment the video appeared.

Anonymous said...

Awesome dude! .... you just gave me a ride back in time!

Thanks,
GT

Vijeta Bhatia said...

Wah... Its all in the memeories... yes its still there, whaata great feeling to recall all that :-)
I also remember a program by Mohan Making, kuch kuch yaad hai, it used to start with a old man's voice "Aanandi, aanand karo....aath peher jo sadghari, de charno adgyaan"

Anonymous said...

Fantastic !

I got here googling "Sona Hawai Chappal" on a nostalgia drive.

Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

There was another radio show - Ustaad-Chela. Do you remember that one ?