SMS Is a Hit at Radio Farda

The U.S.-funded, Persian-language broadcaster launched a text messaging service for Iranians and said it is getting comments from "hundreds of listeners on subjects ranging from politics to music to jokes."
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Radio Farda is getting into texting.

The U.S.-funded, Persian-language broadcaster launched a text messaging service for Iranians and said it is getting comments from "hundreds of listeners on subjects ranging from politics to music to jokes."

The SMS interaction was launched 29 February/10 Esfand, said Editorial Director Golnaz Esfandiari.

"In less than three days, we received over 300 messages from Marivan, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran and many other places." She said listeners are sending praise and criticism of Radio Farda programs, as well as comments on the forthcoming parliamentary elections and a range of problems in Iran.

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