92.7 BIG FM LAUNCHES ‘MTS BIG STUDIO’, the 1st Unplugged Radio Festival on Kolkata’sFM Airwaves.

A 15 day series featuring 15 of the leading singers of Popular Bangla music across genres Kolkata, May 3rd, 2012: 92.7 BIG FM, India’s no.1 FM radio network and winner of the radio Broadcaster of the Year at Golden Mikes in association with MTS, India’s leading telecom service provider with over 16 million wireless customers , announces the launch of MTS BIG Studio, the first ever unplugged radio festival on Kolkata’s FM airwaves, featuring 15 of the leading singers of popular Bangla Music. Accompanied only by acoustic instruments and free of electric/ digital effects, the sound emanating from BIG Studio will be a rarely heard refreshing version of these star performers, as well as close up interactions and straight from the heart talk.

Hosted by the RJ Duet of Arpan and Mahua, the show will go on air everyday at 6 pm from 7th May 2012 onwards and feature Manomay Bhattacharyya, Somlata Acharya Chowdhury, Kartik Das Baul, Anwesha Datta Gupta, Rupankar Bagchi, Raghab Chatterjee, Silajit Majumdar, Anindya Chatterjee (Chandrabindoo), Soumitra Ray ( Bhoomi ), Swapan Basu, Joy Sarkar, Siddhartha (Cactus), Srikanta Acharya, Anupam Roy & Rupam Islam.

In keeping with 92.7 BIG FM’s promise of Moner Gaan Praner Sur, MTS BIG Studio will offer listeners the widest melody bouquet of Bengali music, across genres from Adhunik to Bangla rock, and Rabindrasangeet to folk. Interestingly, apart from singing their own songs unplugged, the artistes of BIG Studio have also shared the stories behind their biggest hits and even sang songs of other legendary artistes who have influenced their musical journey most.

According to Keshhav Tiwary, Chief Operating Officer, Kolkata & West Bengal Circle, MTS India, said, “We are delighted to be associated with a unique show like MTS BIG Studio. MTS being a youthful and dynamic brand, this show gives us the perfect platform to connect with the youth who constitutes a significant portion of our customer base. Earlier also, we have associated with high octane musical events in a bid to promote young and talented artistes with potential. I am confident that MTS BIG Studio will be enjoyed and appreciated by discerning music aficionados of the city.”

To promote MTS BIG Studio and make it even more accessible to a wider audience base, apart from the radio broadcast on 92.7 BIG FM, the full audio visual episodes of MTS BIG Studio will also be available on popular social media sites, including Facebook and You Tube the day after radio broadcast

An added attraction will be MTS BIG Studio on Wheels, a mobile studio which will hit the roadsto scout for a talented performer in the various paras of the city. A wild card entrant selected from the para activity will get a lifetime opportunity to perform on the show. All MTS customers will receive venue and time details of these para activities and will stand a chance to get a preferential entry into the auditions by simply showing the SMS.

As a fitting flag off to MTS BIG Studio, Cult Icon Rupam Islam and Musical Sensation Anupam Roy came together at the launch meet held at Musicworld, Park Street, mesmerizing the audience with their experience on the show as well as a rare jamming session between these two stars of Bangla Music.

Speaking on the occasion, the company spokesperson of 92.7 BIG FM said “Moner Gaan, Praner Sur…in an unplugged straight from the heart soundscape, that is what we promise listeners through BIG Studio ”