DX India exclusive.
My local station AIR Hyderabad B 1377 kHz 20 kW is noted off air today at the usual sign on time of 0100 UTC / 6.30 am IST. It was noted signing off at 1730 UTC /11.00 pm IST last night.
This channel used to carry Yuv Vani programs in Telugu, English Urdu and other programs in Kannada and Marathi. In the old days there was a DX program also in English being broadcast.
After Covid 19 started, their normal programs were heard only for the morning broadcast (6.30-10.45 am).
The afternoon (1.00 to 3.00 pm) and evening services ( 5.20 to 11.00 pm) were replaced by relay of Vividh Bharati Hindi Service from Mumbai.
Hyderabad B Service was started on 13 Nov 1972. It was in service for exactly 49 years and 2 months. At first a 10 kW transmitter was used which was replaced by a 20 kW one.
Hope some the programs broadcast on Hyderabad B will now be available on Hyderabad A (?)
My QSL for 1377 kHz is in: https://qsl.net/vu2jos/qsls/Hyd1377.jpg
End of an era…..
Yours sincerely, Jose Jacob, VU2JOS to dxindia iog (2022-01-15)