Queensland’s first Telugu Radio – Telugu Lahari – is a community radio group based in Brisbane, Australia. This group was formed by a few families and friends with Telugu background in Brisbane. On 7th September 2005 it broadcast its very first program in Telugu on Radio 4EB. Dr Kameswara Rao Ayyalaraju was the champion of this initiative. Since then our Telugu Lahari Convener Sudershan Kanthakadi and other broadcasters are running this program successfully with the support of Queensland Telugu Association.
Telugu is an ancient South Indian language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India spoken by at least 75 million people world-wide and constitutes 15th most spoken language world-wide. Telugu community in QLD is growing very rapidly and it is estimated that there are more than 500 families with Telugu background within Brisbane and QLD. In addition, overseas student population with Telugu background is also growing rapidly.
Telugu Lahari – Queensland’s first Telugu Radio’s vision is to provide an entertaining program with Telugu music to all Telugu community. The primary goal of the program is to provide information on Telugu cultural, Telugu music, Telugu festivals and connecting telugu community from all over Queensland and India.
This program is broadcasted every Saturday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM on 4EBFM98.1, and every Sunday from 8.00 AM to 9.00 AM on Global Digital.