J-K: Budgam district gets its first female Radio Jockey

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): A positive ray of sunshine has emerged in central Kashmir’s Budgam district as Rafia Rahim, a resident of Charari Sharief town, has become the first female radio jockey from the district.

Rafia, who has become the first female radio jockey on a private radio station (Mirchi 98.3 FM), is a 2016 pass out from the Media Education and Research Centre (MERC) in the University of Kashmir.

The 24-year-old has become a household name in the Valley after she hosted various local programs on the radio station from its Srinagar branch.

Long before she enrolled in the journalism programme at the University of Kashmir, Rafia hosted Good Morning Jammu and Kashmir on Doordarshan, a show that comprises debates on social issues.

Rafia, who had a passion for media, recalled that after passing from the MERC, she had joined a local English daily as a paid intern. Later, after going through an audition, she got selected for the said radio station as an RJ.

“In February, I got selected for Radio Jockeying. I received proper training in Chandigarh from the radio station. With my program, I try to entertain people and take away all their tensions, sadness and tiredness. I want to work entertain the audience of my motherland Kashmir. It feels nice when people recognise me due to my work. I feel very grateful,” she said.

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 was selected to entertain the masses.