Washington Bangla Radio to broadcast Mahalaya online at 4 AM Across various global time zones

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Germantown, MD, USA; Sept 15, 2009: As in past years, Washington Bangla Radio (WBRi) - the pioneering internet Bengali online Radio station - will air Birendra Krishna Bhadra's legendary Mahishasurmardini program on WBRi Channel-2 on the day of Mahalaya - September 18, 2009, repeated at 4 AM across various time zones across the globe.

Listeners can tune into the online Bengali Radio web-cast from the Washington Bangla Radio website www.WashingtonBanglaRadio.com.

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 stars 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.

WBRi wishes to thank Mr Ramji Sathyamurthy of Saregama, USA; Mr Shameek Banerjee of Kolkata, India and Mr. Soutik Singha of Maryland, USA for making the internet livecast possible.

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