19 Things You Didn't know about City1016

  1. We have travelled to a total of 10 countries with 1000 listeners on Flight City 1016 over the years.

  2. The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, has only visited the studios of 1 radio station in all of the UAE - City1016!
  3. When you spend 1 weekend listening to City 1016, you'll end up catching over 1600 of your favourite songs!
  1. City1016 listeners win whopping sums of money, with some winning cash prizes as big as 60,000 dirhams!
  2. City1016 gives away between 1,800 and 3,600 movie tickets every year (pre-covid, of course)!
  3. City1016 was the official radio partners for the first film that Armaan and Amaal Mallik ever gave music for - Jai Ho!
  4. Aayush Sharma's first ever viral video was him visiting the City1016 studios for his debut movie, Loveyatri, which currently stands at 9 Million views on youtube!
  5. City1016's flash mob video to welcome Hrithik and Yami for Kaabil stands at 22 million views on youtube!
  6. The only time that actors John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha did the trending Mannequin Challenge was when they visited the City 1016 studios for their film Force 2! 
  7. Actor Anil Kapoor has been interviewed by City 1016 more than any other radio station in the UAE. He's been to our studios, we've met him on his film sets, we've chatted with him for his TV show, interviewed him for DIFF and even at Award shows all the way in Madrid!
  8. The only radio station in the Middle East (if not in the world) to have its entire team host a TV show - City Dil Se on NDTV Imagine. 
  9. City1016 has the most number of presenters who have hosted their own TV shows over the years - Tia (Her Say), Sid (CricQuiz & Checkmate), Parikshit (Checkmate), Karishma (Salaam Namaste UAE), and the entire team (City Dil se) 
  10. City1016 was the official radio partner of the SRK starrer Happy New Year, some of the then presenters were also extras in the movie!
  11. The only radio station in the country to have a presenter who has won 3 awards for her acting, 1 for her directorial skills and another for the production she put up... that's not all, she's also worked alongside Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi and Indian actor Jim Sarbh - that's Meghana!
  12. The only radio station to have the longest running weekly cooking vlog in the country - Loki's kitchen!
  13. A R Rahman, Ali Zafar, Anamika, Neha Kakkar, Salim Merchant, Dr. Palash Sen (of Euphoria) are some of the artists who were blown when they heard one City1016 presenter sing - Mariyam!
  14. The only Bollywood Station to play 40 mins non stop music all through the day, every day.
  15. The only radio station in the UAE to send a character (Tarun's) 'Cinema Baba' to the IIFA green carpet in Spain!  
  16. City1016 prizes have included rent free apartments a full year, that were fully furnished, fully serviced, with costs for grocery and dewa thrown in too! Our winners have also driven away with brand new cars that have been theirs to keep! 

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