All Good Things
Dear friend of TORi
I am a major consumer of radio ever since I started remembering things. Somewhere in my early adulthood, I had some ideas about creating a radio that suits to my taste and attracts like-minded people to listen to songs and other shows. The embodiment of this vision is TeluguOne Radio on Internet, popularly known as TORi.
After starting TORi with about 6000 songs in my digital database, I oversaw the database to grow to nearly 20,000 with a good 65% of them tagged with my own hands. On the first day of broadcast I remember the peak listener count to be well below 100. I remember the moment when the simultaneous listeners exceeded 100. Contrast this to an estimated 100,000 listeners TORi boasts today. The vision of community building global community has been materialized. Did you ever imagine get-togethers by consumers of something you have created? In many respects, TORi is a pioneer, a trailblazer and a mini cultural phenomenon. Today, TORi is a companion for the long drives, productive mate for the music lovers at work, and a talking friend to the bored person at home.
Today, 5 1/2 years since the original launch and full 6 years since the original push to start TORi, I step back and look at TORi not only with a sense of pride but also with a sense of gratitude towards those thousands of loyal followers. I cannot thank enough the entire team – especially my fellow senior management team at ObjectInfo, Durga Prasad and the whole TORi team, sound engineers, RJs – past and present.To you, my dear TORi listener, thank you for being a friend and a loyal follower. I sincerely thank you for your patronage of TORi.
And now to the news. Due to certain disagreements about the future direction of TORi, and other personal issues I expressed my interest in no longer leading the efforts at TORi. Consequently the last airing of MMGL on TORi will be on January 13, 2012.
షాక్ నుంచి తేరుకున్నారా?
Yes, you heard it right. I am walking away from TORi, my own creation. As they say, all good things must come to an end. Bye, bye! TORi, we will miss each other. 🙂
I am only walking away from TORi, but not from the spirit of a community our team had built around the concept of TORi. Yes, a reinvigorated Mohana Murali Gaana Lahari will continue after some gap. But not on TORi. Stay tuned to learn what future holds.