|Type||National public broadcaster|
|Founded||26 August 1927|
|Owner||Government of Bangladesh|
|16 December 1939|
|Affiliation(s)||World Radio Network|
Radio transmission in the region now forming Bangladesh started in Dhaka on December 16, 1939 as part of All India Radio. Initially, the station was located in Nazimuddin Road, old Dhaka. Its maximum transmission range was 45 kilometre. Leila Arjumand Banu performed on the first day of broadcasting. In 1954, broadcasting started in Rajshahi. On 8 September 1960, the radio station was moved to a modern office in Shahbag with six professional studios and renamed to Radio Pakistan. More regional stations were opened in Sylhet in 1961, Savar in 1963, Rangpur in 1967 and in Khulna in 1970.
It played an important role during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. On March 26, 1971, the broadcasting centre of Radio Pakistan was used to transmit a declaration of independence, which was picked up by a Japanese ship in Chittagong Harbor and retransmitted. During the war, the Pakistan Army took over the Radio Station in Dhaka and the Bangladeshi operated Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra (Independent Bengal Radio Station) clandestinely. 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. Its current headquarters were completed in 1983 at National Broadcasting House, Agargaon.
|Center||Frequency (kHz)||Meter||Power (kW)||Broadcast Time(Local)|
|Dhaka-ka||693||432.90||1000||06:30-12:10 and 14:30-23:30|
|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|
|Center||Frequency (MHz)||Meter||Power (KW)||Broadcast Time(Local)|
|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 95.0 (Home Service)||95.0||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|
- "Bangladesh Betar - The Story of Glory". Star Weekend Magazine. The Daily Star. 2017-02-24. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
- "Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendro and Bangladesh's Declaration of Independence". The Daily Star. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
- বেতার সম্পর্কে কিছু কথা. Bangladesh Betar. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
- বাংলাদেশ বেতার. Bangladesh Betar (in Bengali).