June 2007


Disclaimer: Please do not leave comments on the blog or send me mails if are looking for a job with radio meow.I do not work for Meow, also I dont know any one who works for the station. I have just written this post as a listener.

Last week in Delhi, I noticed interesting billboards of a new radio station “Meow – India’s first only for women radio station”. I was curious so tuned in, since that time I was clued on to MEOW, during my stay in Delhi. Its a wonderful station with lots of good discussions and very less music (for a change). Audience participation is very high and the quality of RJ’s is exceptionally good. Discussion topics are very relevant, many times me and my wife start our own discussion on the same the topic, that lasts longer than the program.

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The shows are well created and range from “tu-tu meow, meow” to “meri meow”, etc. The best part is that when ever a caller calls the RJ says “Hi, Rajesh, Meooow to you” and they way they say its so infectious and funny that most callers start by saying “Meoooow”. There is such a masti in the saying “Meow” I guess that frees the caller of all inhibitions and that brings out bindaas opinions and thoughts; which gets reflected on air..

Good to see a different type of channel.. radio in India is just starting to take shape, good job Meow team… hoping you seeing you (listening i mean) in other cities as well.

PS: I must say the RJ’s are very sharp, if a caller is not adding much value on air but just wasting time. RJ’s are fast to cut him “off air”, in a nice but diplomatic way in the interest of the show

Look around and you will notice that more and more people are talking about how Indian TV is becoming increasing useless. What they mean to say is that quality of content on TV is really going to dogs day by day. They watch TV only due of lack of other options of entertainment and information and those who have an option dont take more than seconds before deciding in favor of the non-TV option (multiplex movie, internet surfing, walk in the park or an evening with a friend). The number of channels is increasing every week. That just adds to the effort of browsing thru all of them every 10 minutes and still one can not find even a single program that’s really worth watching.

In this era of badly created, repetitive and boring content; I would like to thank Star One and the Laughter Challenge team for creating a show for which I eagerly wait every week, each episode is worth watching again during the weekly re-runs.

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Kudos to Pankaj and his team! It’s fairly obvious that they are working very hard on all the aspects and getting them right episode after episode, season after season.

Finding very good talent from across India and Pakistan

Every performance has lot of behind the scenes work. Meticulous Planning, many rehearsals, crisp editing, the right sound cues, amazing lighting and much more

Great judges who add a lot of value to the show…

Very Gracious and scintillating hostes

      I would like to personally thank the “Laughter Challenge team” for creating this show and making my (and many other people’s) weekend evenings worth looking forward to and filled with loud laughs and many smiles. The jokes than continue to be cracked and laughed over with friends and families over many weeks to come. I would like to recommend the show to everyone…

      I sincerely hope that we will see more shows that of the same or better quality and create a pull towards television and not a push away which is happening across programs and channels..

      PS: Another show that think is of very high quality is “saregamapa on Zee TV”. I will separately blog on that.