By Supratim Sanyal
WBRi wishes to thank Mr Ramji Sathyamurthy of Saregama, USA and Mr. Shameek Banerjee of Bhubneshwar, India for making the internet livecast possible.
Washington DC, September 16, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio): As in past years, Washington Bangla Radio USA (WBRi) - the pioneering internet Bengali online Radio station - will air Birendra Krishna Bhadra 's legendary Mahishasurmardini program on the day of Mahalaya 4 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
In a Bengali Radio tradition for more than half a century, All India Radio (Akashvani) Kolkata broadcasts spiritual poet Birendra Krishna Bhadra's recitation Mahishashura Mardini (a collection of shlokas and songs dedicated to Goddess Durga) at 4 AM the day of Mahalaya, ushering the Bengali festival of Durga Puja that starts a week from the day of Mahalaya.
All India Radio (AIR), officially known as Akashvani, founded in 1936, is the radio broadcaster of India and a division of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India), an autonomous corporation of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Washington Bangla Radio is a path-setting online Bengali Radio station operated by WBRi, Inc. broadcasting classic and contemporary Bangla songs and Music from Germantown, Maryland, USA.
Mahishashurmardini by Birendra Krishna Bhadra is broadcast free on Washington Bangla Radio on Mahalaya courtesy of Saregama Plc, erstwhile HMV.