All India Radio, Bhawanipatna, disseminates programmes involving people, seeking their participation , speaking their idioms and acting as an agent in their developmental process. In the rural area, AIR, Bhawanipatna has earned immense popularity and it is making a good reach by communicating rural programmes in Kalahandi District. Folk Music of different areas which recorded and broadcast for the enjoyment of the listeners . The Radio tries to reach the typical tribes gradually and to record their songs and by that a good exchange of culture is being made. The findings of research by the agricultural scientists and the timely advices of the farmers help improving the cultivation.
This station is broadcasting programmes like Tribal music, Farm & Home, Family welfare, Women and children programme, Youth programme, Drama. Spoken word and literary programmes, Science and Sports programme, Infotainment programmes, Programmes for Senior citizens, Childrens Programmes for all the age groups, Classical music and music programmes of all other categories including Film music. All India Radio, Bhawanipatna, disseminates programmes involving people, seeking their participation , speaking their idioms and acting as an agent in their devel.
Fairs and festivals observed every year are Pausa Purnima, Shivaratri, Holi, Ramnavami, Chaitraa, Jhamu Yatra, Budharaja Parav, Rath Yatra, Toki Parav, Nuakhai, Khandabasa, Chhatar Yatra etc., Folk dances and music, popular in this area are Ghumura, Dandari, Banabari, Madali, Dhap , Bajasalia etc.
This area has contributed literatures and dramatists with fame as Chaitanya Das, Pataraja Padman Singh, Maharaja Udit Pratap, Maharani Asha Kumari Devi, Rama Chandra Raiguru, Brajaraj Singhdeo, Bira Bikram Deo, Lai Rudra Madhab Deo, Gadadhar Mishra, Parsuram Mund, Dr. Someswar Behera, Kaviraj Prayagdutta Joshi, Anup Singhdeo, Prof. Bhubaneswar Behera, Prafulla Kumar Rath and many more. Many cultural organizations with young musicians, dancers and dramatists are bringing National and International fame by presenting the original creations of this area in both Kalahandi and Nuapada district.