Bangladesh Betar

Bangladesh Betar (বাংলাদেশ বেতার) is the state-owned radio broadcasting organisation of Bangladesh. It was also known as Radio Bangladesh between 1975 and 1996. Bangladesh Betar 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 Shwadhin Bangla Betar Kendro (Independent Bengal Radio Station {স্বাধীনবাংলা বেতার কেন্দ্র}). Due to 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.

Address of  Bangladesh Betar

Director General
121, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Shah Bagh, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
email: dgbetar@btcl.net, rrc@dhaka.net
Phone:88-02-8651083, Fax-88-02-9662600
or
Bangladesh Betar
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
Dhaka-1207
Bangladesh
Phone: 88-02-8118734, Fax-88-02-9118784
Website: www.betar.org.bd

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