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This is a list of radio stations that are legally permitted by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.
State-owned radio stationsEdit
|Bangladesh Betar (বাংলাদেশ বেতার)||A state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh, headquartered in Agargaon Sher e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Betar was established during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. It was also known as Shwadin Bangla and Betar Kendra. Post 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. It returned to its original name Bangladesh Betar when Bangladesh Awami League came into power in 1996.|
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|
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.
|Name||FM frequencies (MHz)|
|Radio Din Raat||93.6|
|Radio Capital FM||94.8|
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 19 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 (FM)|
|Radio Meghna||COAST Trust, Chorfasson, Bhola Island (Bhola District)||99.0|
|Radio Bikrampur||EC Bangladesh (Munshiganj)||99.2|
|Radio Jhinuk||Srizoni (Jhinaidhah)||99.2|
|Borendro Radio||Wkilpara, Nawga||99.2|
|Radio Naf||Teknaf,Cox's Bazar||99.2|
|Radio Saikat||Kolatuli, Sadur, Cox's Bazar||99.0|
|Radio Nalta||Nalta Community Hospital in Satkhira||99.2|
|Lokobetar||Barguna Sadar Upazila||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|
- "Annual Report 2018-2019" (PDF). Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. February 2016.