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July 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Programme Wing

Regional Broadcasting Centres
Bangladesh Betar broadcasts its programmes through 12 regional stations at Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Sylhet, Thakurgaon, Rangamati, Barisal, Cox's Bazar, Bandarban and Comilla relay station. These regional radio stations produce programmes in order to meet the requirements of the common audience nationally and locally.
Other sections, units and cells
Programme and Planning Section
Programme and Planning cell of Bangladesh Betar is involved in policy making, strategic development and programme planning in view of achieving national goals. It coordinates with the regional centres, units and other wings to improve the quality of programmes

Director (in charge) : Nasrullah Md.Irfan
Telephone no:58613202.
a. Commercial Service :

Commercial Service is the one of the income generating unit of Bangladesh Betar.It mainly broadcasts popular music, entertaining programme, sponsored programme, commercial jingle, spot etcetra.Ganer dali,Jhonkar,Anondo Anondo ,Ekanto Vubon, krirha jogot are the fast track and people demanding programme of this segment of Bangladesh Betar.It broadcasts programme through 100 kilowatt medium wave and 630 kilo hartz that is commonly known as Dhaka ‘Kha’. Commercial service also airing programme through FM 104 MHz which covers Dhaka and its’ adjoining area. Their total broadcasting hour is 10 hour that starts from 9 a,m and closes at 7 p.m which goes simultaneously both in AM 630 KHz and FM 104 MHz.
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b.Transcription Service : Transcription service is performing the role for preservation of Cultural heritage. It is functioning as the national archive of electronic media. It preserves the significant radio programmes. One of their significant functions is to preserve the speeches of the President, the Prime Minister and other important national figures in the field of politics, art and culture. It also supplies National Anthem and other programmes to the applicant as required. Here programmes are made with a view to achieve five goals: - archiving, broadcasting, distributing and participating in competition. Transcription Service collects, preserves and makes use of programme materials closely adherent to our cultural heritage. Under the newly developed system of "The Digital Archive Project" those materials are being preserved in CD-ROMs instead of tapes.

c. External Services : The External Service of Bangladesh Betar went on air form 1st January, 1972 to project the country’s image to the overseas audience. It broadcast programmes for the listeners in foreign countries having interest in Bangladesh and for the expatriate Bangladeshis particularly living in Europe and the Middle East. It produces programmes in six international languages e.g. Bangla, English, Urdu, Nepali, Arabic and Hindi. This unit acts as an audio ambassador of Bangladesh. In an indirect way this unit contributed in the implementation of our foreign policy with the stress on friendship, peace and mutual respect to foster understanding among the people of various regions.

d. Farm Broadcast Unit: Bangladesh is an agro-based country. The total development of this country still depends on the development of agriculture. The Farm Broadcasting unit of Bangladesh Betar has the objectivity to work for the rural areas related to agriculture. So the target audience of this unit is the rural people engaged in the agriculture sector of our country. This unit disseminates all sorts of information and consults on agricultural activities. The total broadcast hour of such programmes from Bangladesh Betar is 4 hours 30 minutes per day from all stations.

e. Population, Health & Nutrition Cell : The population, Health and Nutrition cell of Bangladesh Betar focuses on issues like resisting child-marriage, building up public opinion for getting married at a reasonable age, motivating people in favour of small family, sanitation and safe water, eradicating all forms of superstitions, ensuring proper maternal and child care to control death rate of children and pregnant women, disseminating basic facts about health and nutrition . Population, Health and Nutrition Cell are broadcasting 5 hours 55 minutes of programmes per day through all the stations.

f. Liaison and Audience Research Section : Liaison and Listeners Research Wing is an important unit of Bangladesh Betar. This unit started in the year of 1997. All of Bangladesh Betar, units, branches and liaison between publicity and audience research, one of the important wings. Liaison is continually communicating with nation and international organization to augment the reputation and brighten the image of Bangladesh Betar.
Liaison bridges Bangladesh Betar with the outside world. This wing regularly contact, exchanges information with Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), European Broadcasting Union(EBU),Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), Commonwealth Broadcasting association (CBA), Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Duetche Welle (Germany), NHK (Japan), China Radio International (CRI), RNTC (netherland), Radio United Nations and others. Making constructive review, comments and recommendation on draft of International Contract related to Bangladesh Betar are one of impotent activities of the wing. Regular contact with local broadcasting and other institutions are maintained whenever necessary. All activities regarding the training in the country and abroad of first class officers from program, News Engineering and Administration department are done by liaison unit. Orientation of freshers is regularly conducted by this wing. The wing provides necessary protocol to domestic and foreign guests. Bangladesh Betar Related Press Releases are provided by this wing.
Liaison and Listeners Research Wing manages Betar Central Library .The need of research on the audience is immense for broadcasting organization. From the very beginning the wing is trying to play dynamic role in this area.
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g. Traffic Broadcasting: In May 2005 Bangladesh Betar introduced Traffic Broadcasting through its FM channel for Dhaka City. Presently it broadcasts eight hours programmes daily. It consists slogan, talk, jingle, short drama, spot to aware and mobilize people on traffic related rules. One national news bulletin and fifteen news headlines are also broadcast through this channel. Recently live reporting on latest traffic situations of the city from different spot are presented by cell phone.

h. Educational Section : PRSP has the vision to provide quality education at primary secondary and vocational level. The educational unit of Bangladesh Betar have taken necessary arrangements to broadcast different type of education programmes. This initiative includes 10 hours programmes per week for the students of primary, secondary, higher secondary level and for students under Open University. Bangladesh Betar is also actively involved in women education. Everyday varieties of programmes are broadcast from the ten regional broadcasting stations of Bangladesh Betar to create awareness of female education. Illiterate rural women are encouraged to non formal education by these programmes.

i. Music Section : This section is involved to plan special musical programmes and to take the initiative to ensure the quality of music of Bangladesh Betar. This sub-unit is also ensuring the requirement of musical instruments for different regional stations, units and cells. Special Programmes on Socio-economic Development: Betar is a state owned organization dedicated to the well being of the mass population. To serve the people rather than making profit is the aim of this organization. Bangladesh Betar moves forward with the vision to accelerate development in every sector of the nation. Earlier the government development strategy was in the form of 5-year plan. Now under the MDG (Millennium Development Goal) of UN Bangladesh Government has already formulated PRSP (Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper). PRSP of Bangladesh is a nationwide, country-owned & result oriented document. It has been prepared through broad based participatory process involving civil societies and development partners from every corner. It focuses the areas related to public interest.

a. Role of Bangladesh Betar in eradicating poverty: Betar was earlier known as the medium of entertainment, education and information. Now a days it is not only limited to these roles. Betar has become a potential tool of development . At this moment BB has 12 regional stations and 6 different units. Various entertainment and development programs are produced to aware and motivate people. In those programmes special emphasis is given towards development activities.Thus our broadcasting organisation moves towards the area of Public Service Broadcasting (PSB). Role of Bangladesh Betar in development issues as well as in protecting public values is reflected in its different activities.

b. Programmes creating employment opportunities: One of the main obstacles to eradicate poverty is unemployment. Betar as development media disseminates information regarding employment opportunities. Starting from the grass root level it provides message for different groups. In order to cope with the poverty alleviation strategy of the government, Bangladesh Betar provides supportive information on micro-credits. Bangladesh Betar provides the necessary advice to ensure the availability of micro-credit to the common people. Now it works with different development partners to make mass people informative regarding job opportunities.

c. Community based programs: With a view to communicating directly with the mass people beyond the walls of the studios, BB arranges out door programs in different districts throughout the country. One of such community-based programme is broadcasted for the farmer community with the help of FAO. Some other community programmes include the tribal people.