The World’s Highest Radio Station

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Humans are obsessed with extremes. The biggest, fastest, sharpest, hardest, etc. With that in mind, today we will take a look at the highest radio station and recent developments there (as presented on Thaindian) :

Srinagar, May 29 (IANS) The reach of the world’s highest radio station was Thursday further enhanced when Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated an FM station and satellite uplink facility in the cold desert region of Ladakh. The world’s highest radio station located at 11,800 ft above the sea level in Leh district of Ladakh region was linked to low-power transmitters at Nyoma, Khaltsi and Diskit.

In an area of the world where geographic issues prevent reception of radio and TV signals in many places this is a huge step forward for accessibility. Azad, according to the article, is pushing for further measures to enhance that access.

“The inauguration of the FM station here is a boon for the young generation as it was a craze with the youth all over the country. The popularity of FM transmission had transcended boundaries and youth were feeling a special connect with these transmissions,” Azad said.

So there you have it, a little news from the top of the world! Stay tuned!

Photo courtesy of deeptrivia, used under its Creative Commons license

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