The first private radio station was set up by Professor M.V Gopalaswamy in Karnataka in the year 1935.
A state in the south western region, Karnataka was formed in 1956 on 1st November with State Reorganization Act. This state was known as the State of Mysore, originally. It was renamed in 1973 as Karnataka.. This corresponds to the Carnatic region and its capital, Bangalore is the largest city.