Radio Nepal (Nepali: रेडियो नेपाल) is the state-owned Radio broadcasting organisation of Nepal, which was established on 2 April 1951. Initially, the transmission lasted for 4 hours and 30 minutes through a 250-watt short-wave transmitter. Over the years, Radio Nepal has strengthened its institutional capacity considerably and diversified itself in terms of programme format, technical efficiency and coverage. Radio Nepal airs programmes on short wave medium wave (AM) and FM frequencies.

Radio Nepal
रेडियो नेपाल
TypePublic broadcasting
Broadcast area
National & International
HeadquartersSingha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal
AffiliationsWorld Radio Network
OwnerGovernment of Nepal
Key people
Buddhi Bahadur K.C.
Founded2 April 1951 (70 years ago) (1951-04-02)
Launch date2 April 1951 (1951-04-02)
Inside a Radio Nepal studio during a live talk show

Regular broadcasts last for sixteen hours every day, which includes two hours of regional broadcasts between 9:30 and 11:00 in the morning and 18:05 and 18:30 in the evening. However, on public holidays, there is an additional two hours, extending the total duration to eighteen hours. FM Kathmandu, the first FM channel covering Kathmandu valley and adjoining areas, was started in 1995 from its premises at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu.

On 19 May 2016, An environmental song, Melancholy was recorded by 365 renowned Nepali singers and musicians in a single day at Radio Nepal studio.[1][2][circular reference] This song was attempt Guinness World Records is conceptualized, written, music composed and directed by Environmentalist Nipesh DHAKA.[3][4]


In December 1946, the Electricity Authority launched the fireball was 5-watt power transmitter. It broadcast 7–8 months, and this location was closed only been limited to the day from 3 pm broadcast was 1:30.

Esteban Rana rule with the objective of ending after 1950 Biratnagar in a radio center was established. Suddenly the morning of 13 December 1950, 8:30 pm heard a spread - "This is Nepal Democracy Radio. We are speaking from Briatnagar muktimorcha." (Nepali: "यो नेपाल प्रजातन्त्र रेडियो हो। हामी विराटनगर मुक्तिमोर्चाबाट बोलिरहेका छौ।") Local Agro connect people to a room air set upon 41m decompression program was broadcast. The broadcast Kathmandu, Darjeeling, Calcutta, Gorakhpur and Benares by could hear. These places were major centers of operations in the 1951 struggle against the Rana. Armed conflict to the radio station to broadcast news was proved very useful way.

Establish and operate the radio station and the mortality Aquilon. The first was the announcer - Gajadhara Bhakta premonitions, Tarini Koirala, Nepal, Hindi of the famous poet Phanishwar Renu Hindi and Bijayalaxmi (Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala's sister) of English news broadcasts musicians. After some time as well as perceptions prove to Hindi news broadcast programs to the people. It is a great help to overcome the Rana regime run.

In 1951, after the revolution, 'Radio Prajatantra' of Biratnagar transferred to capital city Kathmandu at Singha Durbar by Tarini Prasad Koirala. Renamed radio station is 'RADIO NEPAL' and regularly started broadcasting at April 2, 1951, only 250-watt short wave transmitter was used at initial time. Now Radio Nepal has six medium wave relay stations, one shortwave relay station, and 20 FM relay stations (update April 19, 2016). Radio Nepal planned to increase number of FM radio relay stations. 'Radio Nepal Broadcasting Act' is released in 2014 B.S. Radio Nepal can listen online.

Regional broadcasting centersEdit

murmatop FM Radio Nepal
Tower at khumaltaar kathmandu Lalitpur Radio Nepal 100Mhz FM

Radio Nepal is the only national media interest because of washouts listeners Radio Nepal for convenience. On April 2, 1994, by the regional centers to regional broadcasting service was broadcast. Initially, the regional broadcasting service in the morning at 11:00 to noon each day, only an hour break. In the local language song - music as well as local news broadcast was acknowledged in various programs.

Radio Nepal's regional broadcasting station now broadcasting at 3:15 pm – 6:15 pm (Nepal standard time) as well as regional local language news broadcast station has started broadcasting work. Radio Nepal's regional broadcast centers include:

Regional Broadcasting Service
Regional Broadcasting Centre Frequency (frequency)
Dhankuta 648 kHz Dharan
Kathmandu 792 kHz (Singha Durbar) and 1143 kHz (GauriDada)
Pokhara 684 kHz
Surkhet 576 kHz
Dipayal 810 kHz

In addition, due to poor reception some FM frequencies 98 MHz, 100 MHz and 103 MHz are also in use. And shortwave band broadcasting at frequency 5.005 MHz From Lalitpur 100 kilowatt short wave transmitter. Radio Nepal starts 24-hour broadcasting from 17 August 2016. (Bhadra 1, 2073 B.S )

Radio Nepal's first Transmission Device


  1. ^ "Nepali house-hold names go for the Guinness World Records".
  2. ^ Melancholy (song)
  3. ^ "National poet Madhav Prasad Ghimire turns singer".
  4. ^ "Most vocal solos in a song recording".