Contemporary Hit Radio Stations
All Time Hit Music Stations
92.7 BIG FM India's No. 1 FM Network, adjudged 'Best Radio Broadcaster of the Year' in 2011, 2012 and 2014, at the Golden Mikes, has, since the launch of its first station in September 2006, expanded at a phenomenal pace, creating history by launching its 45 station network in record time of 18 months. Through its tagline of 'Suno Sunao, Life Banao!', BIG FM's endeavour is to use the power of radio to not only entertain listeners but also positively influence their lives.
Within a short span of time, through distinctive content and innovative promotion, 92.7 BIG FM has established leadership in the FM space and firmly laid a foundation for an exciting future. With 7 of its stations going retro inclusive of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, 92.7 BIG FM took the untrodden path and experienced remarkable success with its 'Hit Thhe, Hit Rahenge' positioning and is amongst the top radio stations in respective markets. The station also enjoys leadership in cities where the company has brought in the new wave of private FM which has enabled it to be the most sought after radio network across the country. The brand has taken FM as a medium of entertainment beyond the metros, to virgin markets, offering consumers and advertisers a new experience of this medium of entertainment. Its presence spans 45 cities, 1000 towns, and 50,000 villages, and a weekly reach of over four crore Indians across the country.
92.7 BIG FM is India's largest FM station with a presence across 45 cities, 1200 towns and 50,000+ villages and a weekly reach of 4.2 crore Indians across the country. Since the launch of its first station in September 2006, 92.7 BIG FM has expanded at a phenomenal pace, launching 45 stations in a record- breaking time period of 18 months (barring Shimla which launched in 2009). The brand is now looking towards expanding in to more markets and geographies.
92.7 BIG FM has been adjudged the Best Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the Golden Mikes Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Also 92.7 BIG FM was the Most Awarded Indian radio station at the New York Radio Festival 2013 winning 7 awards, amongst over 30 participating countries.
Through its tagline of 'Suno Sunao, Life Banao!', BIG FM's endeavour is to use the power of radio to not only entertain listeners but also positively influence their lives. Within a short span of time, through distinctive content and innovative promotion, 92.7 BIG FM has established leadership in the FM space and firmly laid a foundation for an exciting future. With 7 of its stations going retro inclusive of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata, 92.7 BIG FM took the untrodden path and experienced remarkable success with its 'Hit Thhe, Hit Rahenge' positioning and is amongst the top radio stations in respective markets. The station also enjoys leadership in more than 30 cities which has enabled it to be the most sought after radio network across the country. The brand has taken FM as a medium of entertainment beyond the metros, to virgin markets, offering consumers and advertisers a new experience of this medium of entertainment.
Chief Executive Officer, RBNL
At the helm of one of India's youngest media houses Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd., and with impressive stints at Star TV and Sony Entertainment Television, Tarun Katial, is considered to be one of the most successful executives in the Indian media industry.
In 1998, Tarun earned an MBA in marketing, and his self-confessed urge to do something 'different and exciting' saw him jump into the world of advertising where he spent three rewarding years with agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Enterprise Nexus and Ogilvy & Mather. He then joined the Star Network as Executive Vice President - Content and Communications before moving to Sony Entertainment Television as Business Head. Tarun has an established record of accomplishment through successful shows and has always been in perfect tune with what captivates the Indian consumer.
In early 2006, Tarun set out to launch 92.7 BIG FM, now India's largest FM network with 45 Stations. He has been responsible for taking the radio business to a position of leadership and reaching the medium to the farthest corners of India. Synergizing well with its reputed radio business, he has led the Company's foray into television broadcast with its flagship Hindi channel – BIG MAGIC and regional Entertainment Channel BIG MAGIC Bihar and Jharkhand. A well-crafted portfolio of synergetic businesses also includes BIG LIVE, which creates and markets intellectual properties, and BIG Productions, a division that functions as a content production house catering for the diverse creative needs of the Indian television landscape.
Other significant achievements in Tarun's cap include being voted the NewsCorp Achiever for Asia and being included among the best in the 'India Today 30 on 30' list. He was also part of the team that won the first Media Gold at Cannes.
Chief Financial Officer, RBNL
Asheesh Chatterjee leads the Finance and Legal aspects of the business, spearheading key initiatives like fund raising, M&A and JVs whilst strengthening credibility and reputation of the Company within the investor community.
A Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant by qualification, Asheesh brings with him over 15 years of post qualification experience across varied sectors viz. Assurance and Consulting, Financial services, Manufacturing and Media and Entertainment. Having held senior finance positions with leading companies like Moser Baer, Sony Entertainment Television (Multi Screen Media), ICICI Prudential Asset Management and Ernst & Young, he has worked on a diverse portfolio covering strategic finance, corporate structuring, operational finance, tax planning, audit, treasury, and investor/analyst relations.
National Business Head - 92.7 BIG FM
Ashwin Padmanabhan is the Business Head of Reliance Broadcast Network's 92.7 BIG FM. With a Masters in Business Administration from the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli, Ashwin is known for his combination of dynamic technical skills and proficient sales knowledge.
A multifunctional sales, marketing, business development and professional services executive, Ashwin's core competency and skills lie in building businesses, and in implementing differentiated marketing programs. He has strong general management skills and has a track record of transforming businesses and organizations and has applied it to 92.7 BIG FM, where he began his career as the station head for the Hyderabad station and growing very quickly to become the National Business Head for 92.7 BIG FM.
Sr. Vice President, Human Resources, RBNL
Meenakshi is a Sociology Graduate from Fergusson College, Pune who subsequently did her Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has almost two decades of work experience in Human Resources, HR Consulting and Executive Coaching.
Meenakshi joins RBNL from being an independent HR consultant and Executive Coach with national, multinational and entrepreneurial clients through Great Place to Work Institute and Right Management amongst others in the area of Executive Coaching for 360 degree feedback, role transition, career transition, performance management and role alignment.
Prior to her consulting foray, she was Head of HR at L'Oreal India, and has also served with ABP Limited, Times of India (NIE) and Tata Special Steels in diverse roles leading to experience across Industrial Relations, Sales and Human Resource Management.