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Check out the best FM radio stations in India as well as the history of its radio scene, popular genres, and various settings you can utilize on our radio player. 

In case you are looking for quality radio stations in India for music, talk shows, news, and sports, you have come to the right place. No matter your preference, on this page you will be able to find various Indian radio stations for different topics and genres. We will also talk about the history of the Indian radio scene and how prominent it is today.

History of India’s Radio Stations

When we go into the history of radio stations in India, we can see that it all dates back to the British establishment of the first radio station in 1923. From here, the Indian Broadcasting Company (All India Radio) was developed in Mumbai and this is the crucial factor that brought public broadcast to India. The later expansion across the country to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru was another stepping stone toward nationwide broadcasts.

Fast forward to the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century, we have the establishment of the first private FM radio station in India. Radio City was launched in 2001 and with it began a movement of numerous private stations covering music, news, sports, talk shows, and more. 

Today, there are over 400 stations operating across India with a diverse range and demographic of listeners. The stations cover multiple languages, topics, and genres, so there is something for everyone.

What Are the Best FM Radio Stations in India? 

As we mentioned, the hundreds of radio stations in India cover a wide range of languages, genres, and demographics. That said, there are those that are more popular than most in different areas. Here are some popular FM radio stations in India.

  • Red FM – Unique programming style and humorous content broadcast in several languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam. Offers music, talk shows, and comedy programming.
  • Big FM – Owned by Reliance Broadcast Network Limited, it is a station offering music in various genres and talk shows.
  • Radio Mirchi – This is one of the largest and most popular FM stations in India that features several languages and an extensive entertainment repertoire. It also has a news team that covers a wide area of topics and daily affairs.
  • Fever FM – This is another entertainment station that features lively music and is highly accessible due to the variety of languages it is available.
  • Radio City – Radio City was launched in 2001 and is one of the pioneers of the FM India radio station world. It was Radio City that inspired the rise of many private FM radio stations across India.

India has an extensive array of options when it comes to radio stations for any niche. These are just some of the most popular ones but feel free to do some research beyond and find the ones that suit you best. There are also English radio stations in India but the focus is definitely on the regional languages.

Indian Radio Stations by Genre

Music is definitely the most popular type of FM radio station in India. Popular music genres include Bollywood music from movies, Indiepop, and international music. That said, Indian listeners also enjoy talk shows and comedy-related content. World news is also another popular genre of stations. Let us list the most popular stations by category.

Bollywood music:

  • Radio Mirchi
  • Fever FM
  • Radio City
  • Red FM
  • Big FM


  • Radio Indigo
  • 93.5 Red FM Indore
  • Radio One
  • Indigo 91.9 Bangalore
  • Ishq FM

International music:

  • Radio Indigo
  • Radio One
  • 94.3 Radio One Mumbai
  • Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM
  • Big FM


  • All India Radio News
  • Radio City News
  • Radio Mirchi News
  • Red FM News
  • AIR FM Gold

Talk shows:


  • Radio City Talk
  • Radio Mirchi Talk
  • Red FM Talk
  • Big FM Talk
  • Ishq FM Talk

Music aside, the news stations cover a variety of topics such as world news and daily affairs. The talk shows also have different atmospheres from serious topics to comedy and entertainment content.

Where Can I Find Top Radio Stations in India? 

Live Radio Stations has a wide selection of India radio stations sorted by cities. You can find an extensive list of different categories and genres including Bollywood radio stations and Indiepop. Feel free to browse around our homepage. Each country section will usually contain a list of the most popular stations as well as a list of stations by genre.

Moreover, you can listen to all of our featured stations for free and without interruptions. Simply play a station with the play button and move on to other tasks. Whatever tab or window you have open, the radio stations will keep playing. 

While you browse around the different categories you will notice a user-friendly interface. One tip we have is to turn on the Dark theme for a smooth and elegant design.

One final note is that the website will save your history. This way you can come back at any time and continue listening to your past broadcasts and favorite FM stations. When it comes to India, English radio stations in India are available but there are also multiple regional languages. As we like to say, there is something for everyone.


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