Mon Apr 11 2011, 11:10 hrs
The owner of several commercial radio stations in Oman has backed a Hindi radio station in the country as a new way to reach out to the Hindi-speaking expatriate community in the country.
Maqbool Hameed Al Saleh, chairman of Entertainment Network Co has supported the idea of introducing a Hindi FM channel in Oman, a Times of Oman report said.
With over 700,000 Hindi speaking expatriates residing here, a radio station in Hindi will be a great medium to connect with them.
Al Saleh is the owner and the operator of Hala FM in Arabic and Hi FM in English.
The channel will not only play popular Bollywood music but will also focus on content like news, views and contests, thereby allowing a larger section to take part in this interactive platform, the report quoted Al Saleh as saying.
Neighbouring UAE has several Hindi and Urdu stations that are popular with expatriate communities.