Bangladesh Betar

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Bangladesh Betar or BB
Type National public broadcaster
Country Bangladesh
Founded 26 August 1927
Headquarters Shahbag, Dhaka
Broadcast area
National
Owner Government of Bangladesh
Launch date
16 December 1939
(as All India Radio)
Affiliation World Radio Network
Official website
www.betar.org.bd

Bangladesh Betar (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ বেতার) or BB is the state-owned radio broadcasting organisation of Bangladesh. It was also known as Radio Bangladesh between 1975 and 1996.

History[edit]

Radio transmission in the region now forming Bangladesh started in Dhaka on December 16, 1939. Initially, the station was located in old Dhaka. Later, the station was relocated to Shahbag. It played an important role during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. On March 26, 1971, the broadcasting center of Radio Pakistan was used to transmit a declaration of independence, which was picked up by a Japanese ship in the Chittagong Harbor and retransmitted. During the war, it was known as Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra (Independent Bengal Radio Station). Because of heavy shelling, the station had to be relocated several times, and ultimately moved to Calcutta on May 25, from where it would broadcast until the end of the war. On December 6, it was renamed Bangladesh Betar.

Stations[edit]

Schedule MW

Center Frequency (kHz) Meter Power (kW) Broadcast Time(Local)
Dhaka-ka 693 432.90 1000 06:30-12:10 and 14:30-23:30
Dhaka-kha 630 476.19 100 00:00-03:00, 06:30-07:45

and 09:00-23:10

Dhaka-Ga 1170 256.41 20 15:00-17:00
Chittagong 873 343.64 100 06:30-10:00 and 12:00-23:10
Rajshahi 1080 277.77 10 06:30-10:00 and 12:00-23:10
Rajshahi 846 354.60 100 06:30-10:00 and 12:00-23:10
Khulna 558 537.63 100 06:30-10:00 and 12:00-23:10
Rangpur 1053 284.90 10 06:30-10:00 and 14:00-23:10
Sylhet 963 311.52 20 06:30-10:00 and 14:00-23:10
Barisal 1287 233.10 10 10:45-17:15
Thakurgaon 999 300.30 10 15:50-23:10
Rangamati 1161 258.39 10 11:30-16:30
Cox's Bazar 1314 228.31 10 11:45-16:45
Bandarban 1431 209.64 10 11:30-16:30
Comilla 1413 212.31 10 16:00-23:10

Schedule FM

Center Frequency (MHz) Meter Power (KW) Broadcast Time(Local)
FM100, Dhaka 100.0 3.00 3 13:00-16:00
FM, Dhaka 97.6 3.07 5 06:30-12:00; 14:15-23:15
FM 88.8, Traffic Channel 88.8 3.38 10 08:00-20:00
FM 90.0, Traffic Channel 90.0 3.33 10 08:00-20:00
FM (Home Service), Dhaka 103.2 2.9 5 17:30-22:00
FM, Chittagong 105.5 2.85 2 06:30-10:00; 19:00-23:10
FM, Khulna 102.0 2.94 1 06:30-10:00; 19:00-23:10
FM, Rajshahi 104.0 2.88 5 06:30-10:00; 19:00-23:10
FM, Rajshahi 105.0 2.86 1 06:30-10:00; 19:00-23:10
FM, Rangpur 105.0 2.86 1 06:30-10:00; 19:00-23:10
FM, Comilla 103.6 & 101.2 2.96 2 06:30-10:00; 17:00-23:10
FM, Thakurgoan 92.0 3.26 5 16:00-23:10

See also[edit]

Bangladesh betar Review

External links[edit]