ABC Radio (Bangladesh)
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|Headquarters||99 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Dhaka Trade Center (2nd floor)
ABC Radio FM 89.2 (Bengali: এবিসি রেডিও এফএম ৮৯.২) is the first news-oriented FM radio station in Bangladesh. ABC radio is part of Mediastar Limited of Transcom Limited. It is one of the sister concerns of Transcom Group like The Daily Prothom Alo. The station studio is located at the media area of Kawran Bazar.
The Chief Operating Officer of ABC Radio is M. Sanaullah (former News Editor of Prothom-alo). The station stays on air for 24 hours at FM 89.2 MHz of frequency from Dhaka station. ABC launched its commercial operation on 7 January 2009. Its official slogan is বাংলার আওয়াজ (The Voice of Bengal).
The station airs:
- News bulletins
- Talk shows on current affairs, entertainment
- Radio documentaries
- Information updates such as traffic, outdoor event, Stock Market, bazaar, weather, culture, and time queue,
- Live shows with RJ’s,
- Weekly and monthly special programs,
- Talks show with celebrities,
For news, ABC Radio has a tie with the nationally published daily newspaper Prothom-alo. It gets the strong support of 250 correspondents countrywide. It has overseas correspondents in India, USA, UK and Japan.
Every hour it has short bulletins, with six Bangla prime news bulletins.
It broadcasts songs in Bangla, Hindi and English.
Listeners can text to participate in the programs
The broadcasts cover about 33 million people living in the following districts from Dhaka, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar stations. ABC Radio can be listened online from anywhere in the world.
- Cox's Bazar