Saying goodbye is never easy. That’s why, we have memories to sustain us. Tuning into our beloved Konkani program every Saturday, brought us closer to our language, our culture and our people. Listening to Konkani songs stirred something deep inside all of us. And when one has moved away from the familiar to a new country, imagination alone is never enough. It’s language that takes to where we truly belong.
There is another amazing force outside of language to take us back to where we came from. Nostalgia. Flying to the familiar on the swift wings of nostalgia takes us to places and people, tucked away in small memory pockets.
For 6 glorious years Radio Mango transported you to the golden shores of the Konkan. To what we lost, and what we gained by immigrating to our new home, Canada. Radio Mango kept you in touch with the timeless beauty of back home through songs, news, debates, interviews, conversations and segments devoted to our classic cuisine, performers, grandma’s remedies and more. Moreover, we kept it trendy and relevant through segments which brought you the latest on topics like real estate and kids adapting to the new Canadian culture, while retaining the values of home.
Yes, it’s been a long and fruitful journey. What’s most important, Radio Mango hit all the marks: the first radio program of its kind in North America, the first organisation to bring the people of Mangalore and Goa together on one stage, a vibrant broadcast without a single break over 6 years, a platform for our people from every walk of life: musicians, authors, community leaders, businessmen, singers, performers…even everyday folks who strive to make a difference in the community.
We are leaving on a high note. And we thank each and every one of our loyal listeners who took time out to listen in, check us out, and let us know how we did. We are deeply grateful to our volunteers who have been with us on this beautiful journey.
Our last broadcast will be on December 15th, 2018. We take this opportunity to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.