List of radio stations in Bangladesh

This is a list of radio stations that are legally permitted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

State-owned radio stationsEdit

Channel Note(s)
Bangladesh Betar (বাংলাদেশ বেতার) A state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. Its headquarters are in Agargaon Sher e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Betar, established during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Then it was known as Shwadin Bangla Betar Kendra, and after the independence of Bangladesh it was named as Bangladesh Betar. In 1975 after the coup d'état the rebels renamed it as Radio Bangladesh and so it continued up to 1996. Bangladesh Awami League came into power in 1996. They returned it to its original name, Bangladesh Betar.

State-owned FM radio stationsEdit

This list is for state-owned FM radio stations only.

Name Frequencies (MHz) Area served
Bangladesh Betar Traffic Broadcasting 88.8 MHz Dhaka
FM91.60 91.60
FM92.0 92.0
FM97.6 97.6
FM100.0 100.0
FM100.8 100.8
FM101.2 101.2
FM102.0 102.0
FM103.2 103.2
FM103.6 103.6
FM104.0 104.0
FM105.2 105.2
FM105.6 105.6
FM106.0 106.0

Privately owned radio stationsEdit

As of 2019, the Ministry of Information had licensed 28 private organizations for FM broadcasting, and the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission had assigned FM broadcasting spectrum to them.[1]

Name FM frequencies (MHz)
Radio Foorti 88.0
Radio Aamar 88.4
ABC Radio 89.2
Radio Today 89.6
DhakaFM 90.4
Asian Radio 90.8
Radio Dhoni 91.2
Peoples Radio 91.6
Radio Shadhin 92.4
Radio Bhumi 92.8
Radio Next 93.2
Radio Din Raat 93.6
Radio Dhol 94.0
Jago FM 94.4
Radio Capital FM 94.8
Bangla Radio 95.2
Radio Edge 95.6
City FM 96.0
Spice FM 96.4
Radio Prime 96.8
Times Radio 97.2
Desh Radio 98.0
Radio Ekattor 98.4
Radio City 99.6
Radio Active 100.4
Colours FM 101.6
Radio Amber 102.4
Sufi FM 102.8
Radio Sixteen SR

Community radioEdit

The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, considers community radio a special area for intervention. BNNRC has been promoting advocacy to the government in relation to community radio with other organizations since its emergence in 2000. As a result, the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of Bangladesh announced the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008. Under this policy, the Ministry of Information approved 16 community radio stations for the first time in Bangladeshi history. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio stations are a strong step in empowering rural people.

Initially, the government approved 16 community groups:

Name Area served Frequencies
Radio Meghna COAST Trust, Chorfasson, Bhola Island (Bhola District) 99.0
Radio Bikrampur EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj) 99.2
Chilmari Kurigram 99.2
Radio Jhinuk Srizoni (Jhinaidhah) 99.2
Radio Mukti Bogra 99.2
Borendro Radio Wkilpara, Nawga 99.2
Radio Naf Teknaf,Cox's Bazar 99.2
Radio Nalta Nalta Community Hospital in Satkhira 99.2
Lokobetar Barguna Sadar Upazila 99.2
Radio Padma Rajshahi 99.2
Pollikontho Moulivi Bazer 99.2
Radio Mahananda Chapai Nababgonj 99.8
Krishi Radio Amtoli, Barguna District 98.8
Radio Sagor Dwip DUS Hatiya Island - Noakhali District 99.2
Sagor Giri Sitakunda, Chittagong 99.2
Sarabela Radhakrishnapur College Road, Gaibandha 98.8
Radio Boral Bagha, Rajshahi 99.0
Radio Sundarban Koyra Upazila - Khulna 98.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Annual Report 2018-2019" (PDF). Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. February 2016.