Radio jockey (RJ) Jeeturaj, who entertains Mumbai listeners with slice-of-life episodes on the city with his show "Hi Mumbai" every morning, has bagged a chance to host the show in Zurich. He finds it intimidating, but he is also excited.
Jeeturaj's show is aired in Mumbai on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. He is going international after winning The Sound Of India@IRF 2013 Competition, which invited entries from radio jockeys all over the country.
He will now play in Zurich as part of the International Radio Festival (IRF), to be held Sep 4-8.
"It is always good to get an appreciation for your work! It goes to show that there is something that you are doing is good and is working for your show and the audiences.
I am really humbled with this success," Jeeturaj said in a statement.
"Being the voice of India on an international platform is intimidating, but I am going to do my best and entertain Zurich just the way I do each day on 'Hi Mumbai'," he added.
Jeeturaj's youthful energy helped him win the competition.
"RJ Jeeturaaj represents the aspirations and mood of most of India. The IRF loved the energy in his voice and his show. Going forward, we expect more Indian jocks to participate in the contest and represent India at the IRF," said Darryl von Daniken, IRF co-founder.
Jeeturaj will be one of the many international RJs who will come and air their radio shows from around the world.
Organised by Indiantelevision.com's Radioandmusic.com (RnM) along with IRF and its partners, The Sound of India@IRF2013 competition received over 100 entries from radio jockeys and radio show producers from more than 40 private and public FM radio stations.
This is the second year for the festival.