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Red FM ropes in Vidyut Patra as station head, Mumbai

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | July 04, 2012
Patra will report to Nisha Narayanan, senior vice-president, projects and programming, Red FM. He hails from Viacom18, where he was working as senior manager.

Vidyut Patra

Nisha Narayanan

Red FM has appointed Vidyut Patra as station head for Mumbai. Patra comes with more than a decade's experience in the broadcast industry. Earlier, he was working with Viacom18 as senior manager. Patra joined Red FM on July 2.

In his new role, he will strengthen the revenue stream and the brand for the Mumbai station. Patra will report to Nisha Narayanan, senior vice-president, projects and programming, Red FM.

In an official communiqué, Narayanan says, "Patra has extensive experience across revenue, brand and content domains and will add immense value to the station and the brand. We look forward to his work at Red FM."

Patra says, "Red FM Mumbai has a genre-defining content. I look forward to further strengthening the 'Bajate Raho' proposition of the brand and the exciting times which lie ahead."

Patra joined Viacom18 in 2008 and was handling various responsibilities for MTV. Earlier, he has worked for INX Media and STAR India.

Recently, Red FM Mumbai carried out Malishka Hawa Mein Hai, an activity involving an out of home makeshift studio. Also, the radio channel has revamped its Kolkata station early this month. The content line up of the channel has seen a shift from Bengali-Hindi to all Hindi.

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