Meet Budgam’s first female RJ of radio Mirchi 98.3 FM

Earlier, Rafia hosted popular programs like Good Morning J&K on Doordarshan channel for a long time.

ZIA SHAKIR
Budgam, Publish Date: Jun 19 2018 1:40AM | Updated Date: Jun 21 2018 5:11PM
Meet Budgam’s first female RJ of radio Mirchi 98.3 FMMeet Budgam’s first female RJ of radio Mirchi 98.3 FM

She has become the first female radio jockey from this district of the India-based private radio station (Mirchi 98.3 FM).

Rafia Rahim, 24, of Charar e Sharif township, a 2016 pass out of Media Education and Research Centre, University of Kashmir, has become a household name in the district by hosting various local programs on the radio Mirchi from its Srinagar station. 

Earlier, Rafia hosted popular programs like Good Morning J&K on Doordarshan channel for a long time.

“Speaking in debates and symposiums was always my passion. It boosted my morale and encouraged me to host many programs and win prizes,” says Rafia.

“Many years ago I used to imitate RJ Nasir and RJ Haya on 92.7 Big Fm. I sometimes sent them my videos and avidly waited for their feedback,” she recalls.

After passing from the MERC, her interest for journalism grew more. She joined local English daily as “paid internee”. 

“Then I joined Delhi based APN (Access Point News) as journalist. I also joined ‘The Logical Indian’ as a sub-editor,” she said.

According to Rafia she had more passion for broadcasting medium. “In February, I was selected in Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. For Radio Jockeying I received proper training in Chandigarh.

“But I wanted to work in and entertain the audience of my motherland Kashmir.”

Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM is an entertainment private station which has stations all over the country. 

Recently, the station has commissioned its branch in Srinagar where Rafia’s was selected to entertain the masses.

“I have joined Radio Mirchi to interact with my people. I was interested to work in Kashmir,” she said.

Rafia will be on air mostly from 3pm to 7pm.  

Coming from a middle class family, Rafia says, “Whatever I am right now, I am because of the consistent support of my family. No one can stop you from achieving your goal when you have family to support you from behind,” said Rafia.  

Rafia’s father is a carpenter who has steadfastly stood by her side. Her mother is a housewife. They both are happy with their daughter for what she has achieved. “It is her sheer hard work, zeal and dedication that she has created a niche for herself,” they said.

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