The results are in: What is your favourite radio station

We had a poll here recently on which radio station is the most popular one in Karachi. We had over 85 responses to that poll and here’s what you all had to say.

*please note, the results are only applicable for KMB readers and may not be representative of the city on a whole*

CityFM 89 is the clear all-out winner among KMB readers which over 25 percent of you favoured. Seems like we now know which segment of the population reads blogs. A further 20 percent people simply channel surfed without giving preference to any one particular station. All the other stations combined hold 42% of the vote with Radio1 FM91 leading the pack, followed closely by HumFM 106.2 and ApnaKarachi 107. 12 percent of people do not tune into any radio of which 4 percent prefer to listen to music on their CDs and/or cassette players.

For those of you not in Pakistan and do not know why people seem to prefer CityFM 89, fear not! For you can now tune in to the station over the internet or listen to previous shows via “Citycasts” (podcasts). And they have a blog too!

13 Comments so far

  1. Mona (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

    Thanks heaps Mansoor for the links! When I started reading the blog I was like What the!

    Thanks :D

  2. llama (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    only 89 people voted? thats a disgrace to this community. and i dont think its a fair representation of the people who frequent KMB, especially since a lot of them do not live in Pak and hence don’t listen to the local radio stations (not even those that are available online).

    therefore the poll is only really representative of people living in karachi AND frequenting KMB and not the general populace of KMB.

  3. llama (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

    sorry, the last para was in clarification to:

    *please note, the results are only applicable for KMB readers and may not be representative of the city on a whole*

    its not even really representative of KMB.

  4. MB (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    Just to test , i voted more then one time and i found that we can dodge this VOTE. Would be better if and email id would be mandatory to cast it.

    Right now Channel Surfers are winning, due to ma unfair vote casting.

  5. MB (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

    And yeah for sure Junaid Mumtaz Rocks among all

  6. Anathema (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 4:20 pm

    im still stuck to City Fm89 despite Radio FM 91 almost matching up to it, because i have become addicted to 89.
    91 has good RJs too.

  7. llama (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 5:11 pm

    @anathema: somehow 89 did for its hosts what 91 hasn’t managed to do, but i agree with you that its catching up. For example, remember annie from nasha 89? she was such a hit at 89 but i find that she’s become obscure at 91. Then there’s zeeshan, who used to do the 80s show on 89—i always liked it and still love his show on 91. 91 has some good RJs but if you dig deeper you’ll find that many of them worked at 89 previously.

    p.s. i voted for channel surfing :)

  8. Ahmed (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    wow mansoor thanks for those links i didnt know cityfm89 had podcasts now I can download their shows and listen to ’em thanks again

  9. Anathema (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

    @ Llama: i agree. Annie was magic with Nofil on 89 and i stopped enjoying the show after both parted from it.

    its the very “non exactly there” target that puts me off 91. somehow… the image has yet to change.

  10. mansoor (unregistered) on November 15th, 2006 @ 11:48 pm

    anathema and llama: i used to love annie too! she was one of the reasons i started listening to FM89 initially. After she and talha left.. it all went downhill from there…

    nowadays, my fav. on 91 is sophiya :D (drivetime)

  11. Sufi (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 12:48 am

    My recommendations at CityCasts is Zahvia. Its the best show on City FM 89. I dont remember the name of the host but he speaks amazing urdu. Excellent show.

    Mansoor thanks for sharing the links man, I didnt know they have been podcasting. Thanks a lot.

  12. Malaika (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    I think Atif Hyder on Apna Karachi 107FM does a fab job!! u guys need to listen to his shows as he represents the contemprary karachites

  13. mansoor (unregistered) on December 5th, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

    i’ve heard atif.. and i dont find his show that appealing.. but then.. im a sophiya (FM91) fan all around :D

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