Community Radio

Radio Salesian 90.8 FM, DB Group's first FM in South Asia

Salesian College Sonada (SCS), Darjeeling a Don Bosco Institution established in 1938 is the first college under University of North Bengal and entire northeast India to operate a Community Radio. Other neighbouring Community Radio stations are run by universities in Kolkata (Jadavpur) and Guwahati (KK Handique Open University & Gauhati University). The SCS web radio was launched on 28 October 2016 as a Diwali gift to Nepali people all over the world.
The SCS Principal Dr George Thadathil and his team initiated the process to obtain wireless operating license for the radio station way back June 2012.
With due permission for Wireless Operation, the official broadcast of Radio SALESIAN 90.8 FM (God willing) is scheduled to be launched on 8th December 2016.
Radio SALESIAN 90.8 FM broadcast can be heard live in parts of Darjeeling and Siliguri as well as Kurseong, Mirik, Salugora, Sonada, Sukna, Pashupati (Nepal), Sukiapukuri, Balsun Valley and several other places.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana Prabhat Vandana
Noulo Bihani Noulo Bihani Noulo Bihani Noulo Bihani Noulo Bihani Hamro Bhaka Hamro Sanskriti Charcha Paricharcha
Samishran Samishran Samarpan Samarpan Samishran Shrasta ra Srijana Bal Manjari
Samarpan Samarpan Srijana ka Lahar haru Srijana ka Lahar haru Samarpan Yuwa Aawaj Pratibha manch
Srijana ka Lahar haru Srijana ka Lahar haru Hamro Bhaka Hamro Sanskriti Old is gold Srijana ka Lahar haru Unplugged Yuwa Aawaj
Krishi Utthan Shrastara Srijana Krishi Utthan Farkera Herda Charcha Paricharcha Kathai Kathaa Stories Behind Music
Farkera herda Sangeetanjali Shasakta naari
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Founder HoD of Mass Communication at Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati, Salesian Fr. C.M. Paul was guest lecturer at the Dept of Journalism & Mass Communication (University of Calcutta). He did MA in Journalism & Mass Communication from Fordham University New York as well as a second MA in Religious Education from Fordham NY. He also did post graduate studies in Social Communications at Salesian University Rome.

Former editor of The Herald – a Calcutta based national weekly, Fr Paul was director of the Salesian News Agency (ANS) in Rome. He served two terms as last president of Catholic Association for Radio, TV & Cinema – Unda/OCIC India and first president of SIGNIS India.

A journalist since 1981 he worked with South Asia Religious News (New Delhi), Union of Catholic Asia News (Bangkok) and was accredited journalist with the Vatican Press Office (Rome). He was also a member of the Central Board of Film Certification, Calcutta, and is founder member of news portal.

Winner of the prestigious “Media at the Service of the Gospel” Award 2010 at the International Catholic Film Festival of Warsaw (Poland) Fr Paul was director of the first two Mother Teresa International Film Festivals held in Kolkata (2003 & 2007).

Radio Salesian
Salesian College Sonada
Darjeeling 734209, W. Bengal
Phone / SMS / Whatsapp : 91.9007626301

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Samir Chhetri from Sonada is a renowned Radio Jockey and is currently Program Coordinator & Radio Jockey at Radio Salesian 90.8 FM.

Academically a literature Graduate, his radio journey started in the year 2008 with No.1 FM station of North Bengal & Sikkim – Radio Misty 94.3 FM & 95 FM , where RJ Samir became a household name. He also worked at Gadhimai FM, Nepal, and soon became an overnight sensation.

His personality is an amalgam of ethnicity, integrity and humility which reflects in every work he does. These qualities and honest diligence have positioned him at a responsible and respectable place.

At Radio Salesian 90.8FM he hosts Hamro Bhaka Hamro Sanskritiwhich is all about folk tunes and culture. His second show Shrasta ra Srijana airs interviews of legendary Nepali artists. His third show Kathai Katha is all about narration of social and moral stories in soothing voice of RJ Samir. He also shares mike with fellow RJ in his show Naulo Bihani covering general topics. Samir Chhetri, an epitome for all makes us believe that a seed of dream once sowed sincerely and passionately will definitely be fruitful.

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Hi, My name is Bryan Kerr and I am the Sound Engineer/RJ at Radio Salesian 90.8FM. I am also the Head of the department of Computer Applications at Salesian College, Sonada. I like listening to music and playing guitar and keyboard. I am also in a band named Revelation. I like having fun and spending my time browsing the internet. It feels great be a part of the Radio Salesian team.

Apart from supervising the sound related stuff here at the station, I host two shows as well.

Unplugged: I host the show Unplugged where I get to meet bands and solo artists from various genres. It’s a great show which provides platform to all the bands and solo artists from the hills and beyond. The show takes you behind the scenes into the life of bands and solo artists. For all the people interested in bands and solo artists, who want to know how bands come up with great songs, this show is for you.

Stories behind music: I also co-host the show Stories Behind Music along with RJ Sumina. This show is all about music and stories behind them. The show not only talks about great songs and artists but also about songs written for a particular theme like love, peace, humanity. So for all those who are hardcore music lovers this is the show that you definitely would not like to miss.

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Hi! My name is Sagar Rai. I hail from Lower College Valley Milling Tea Estate. I was always interested to work in the radio industry. I am quite an emotional person and my biggest weapon which I get from my father is simplicity. I strongly believe that self confidence is which we all should need to live in this really competitive world. I am always interested in stuff related to my society and community. I feel really privileged that I can present some really informative and helpful shows at Radio Salesian.

I host the following shows: Farkera Herda – a show aimed at visiting the elderly people of the community and having a chit chat with them, listening to their stories and getting to know their perspective on today’s social scenario.

The show Charcha Paricharcha is all about pannel discussion and interviews on various social issues related to the uplift of the community as a whole.

My third show Khel Sansaar is all about local and international sports news.

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Hello Namaste, this is RJ Rejina Rai, resident at Ringtong Sonada. I host programme ”Bal Manjari” and ”Krishi Utthan” as well as co-host live shows like ”Naulo Bihani”, and ”Samarpan”.

I have done my graduation from Sonada Degree College in 2013 and completed my Masters in Nepali language from North Bengal University in 2016. I have also two years of teaching experience from ”Grace Academy English School” as well as one year experience in Nepal.

To describe myself as a person – I am loyal to my work and my greatest strength is my family. I have a keen desire to serve my community and Radio Salesian gave me this opportunity to fulfill my dream and now it has become a part and parcel of my life.

I firmly believe that there should be equality in a society. So, let’s begin from our own home to eradicate inequality. Walk every step of life with self-confidence and live life to its fullest. Be honest and be happy.

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HELLO! I am Sumina, faculty member of Salesian College Sonada, working as head of the department of Sociology and actively playing role of an RJ in the show named “Stories Behind Music” at Radio Salesian. Apart from RJing and teaching, I indulge myself in socializing, counselling, reading, listening to music and dancing.

Our show “STORIES Behind MUSIC” shares many tales of how each of these musicians come up with such beautiful songs and how it has contributed to the society. To help / entertain our people with such fabulous work of such great artist, I have a co-host RJ Bryan who is also part of Radio Salesian. I do hope you’ll enjoy what you ‘LISTEN ‘at Radio Salesian 90.8 FM.

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Hello its me RJ Smriti Rai from Ringtong Sonada . I host programmes Sasakta Nari, Krishi Utthan as well as co-host live shows. From my schooldays, I used to write small scripts and poems. As time passed, life unfolds me with a new chapter of my life i.e Radio Salesian a new platform which allows my writing skill to create something new and useful.

I cordially respect my culture and traditions and Radio Salesian gives me an opportunity to serve my community and this was the turning point of my life.

A post graduate in English language from North Bengal University [2016] I have also done Education in Human Values [Bal Vikas]in 2004.

I also have served as an assistant teacher for two years in Grace Academy English school. I believe that if we do anything in life with our pure heart and work hard we will be the winner. Believe in yourself and have faith in God. TIME and tide waits for none so make the best use of it and enjoy your life with the flow of time . Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints, be always positive, and live and let live, and keep smiling.



Fr. C.M. Paul
Radio Salesian
Salesian College Sonada
Darjeeling, 734209, W. Bengal
Call / SMS / Whatsapp : +91 90076 26301
E-mail: /


Samir Chhetri
Radio Salesian
Salesian College Sonada
Darjeeling, 734209, W. Bengal
SMS / Whatsapp : +91 80163 64484 (Airtel) / +91 79080 74156 (Jio)

Major Partners

  1. Salesian College Sonada
  2. Don Bosco School Bandel
  3. Don Bosco School Kathihar
  4. Don Bosco School Liluah
  5. Don Bosco School Malbasey
  6. Don Bosco School Oodalabari
  7. Don Bosco School Park Circus
  8. Don Bosco School Siliguri

Good Will Partners

  1. Tejprasarini Mumbai
  2. Diocese of Darjeeling
  3. Don Bosco School Mirik
  4. DB Tech India
  5. Church Art Kolkata
  6. Kiran Tom

Media Partners

  1. DCCN Himali Television
  2. Darjeeling TV


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