By Martin D’Souza | Opening Doorz Editorial | June 1, 2017
91.9 fm… Radio Nasha
I was accidently introduced to Radio Nasha 91.9 fm, which recently celebrated its first anniversary. Call it coincidence, but every Ola driver last year played out this radio station and I immediately got hooked on to it. Initially, I thought that Ola was roped in to advertise this radio station (not a bad idea, though) but I soon learnt that this station was their favourite (the driver’s).
Being a sucker for retro, I got hooked on to it, considering every Radio Station have RJs who talk more than what is necessary and play Ads more than songs. So Radio Nasha, playing retro music with minimum blah was a welcome change.
Soon, however, minimum blah was getting replaced with more blah from RJs but nevertheless, lesser that the other stations. My partner when I take to the wheels is 91.9 fm, my personal favourite! It beats all other radio stations hands down (according to me) and I know the content can only get better.
They have Crazy for Kishore anchored by his son Amit Kumar, Satish Kaushik with his Calendar Show and also my favourite Munna, jhakaas baba, Anil Kapoor with Jhakaas Mornings!
They give a lot of interesting trivia too, with the actors themselves recounting the incidents.
Tinnu Anand, Rajesh Roshan, Julie, Kaalia and Panchamda
Speaking about trivia, just the other day, Tinnu Anand was talking about his film Kaalia and how Rajesh Roshan lost out on scoring the music for the film. In 1978, Roshan had composed the music for Julie, written by Inder Raj Anand (father of Tinnu) and Inder wanted Roshan to score for Kaalia as well.
The producers apparently felt that the music director was quoting too high a price and for that amount they were getting Panchamda. The producers took this to Tinnu Anand who told them that they should decide who they want and he was ok with it. Obviously, they went for Panchamda and the rest, as they say, is history. Roshan lost out and we got Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai and Tum Saath Ho Jab Apne.
Julie, however, still scores high on the music charts!
No Adah, no Radio Nasha
Radio Nasha and RJ Adah go hand-in-hand. After Jeeturaj for Radio Mirchi, methinks Adah is the queen of RJs with her witty flair, no struggling to find words at the pace with which she speaks and her ability to laugh at herself. She has this chutzpah which is appealing, and a genuine tinge in her voice which connects. Moreover, she does not try to ‘overdo’ her pitch by trying to be the star, but makes the Radio Station a star! And that to me is what you call focused performance.
For me it’s No Adah, No Radio Nasha. Deewangi is only when she takes her seat in the studio.
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