Betar Bangla

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Betar Bangla
Betar Bangla.png
CityLondon
Broadcast areaEast London
Frequency1503 AM
SloganThe number one radio station for the Bengali community in London, UK
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
History
First air date
23 January 2000
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.betarbangla.org.uk

Betar Bangla (Bengali: বেতার বাংলা) is a British radio station based in London aimed at the Bangladeshi community in the UK.

History[edit]

Betar Bangla was launched in 2000 and is the first radio station to serve the Bangladeshi community in the UK. It broadcasts programmes for integrated community of Bengalis.[1]

The radio station is staffed by Bangladeshis volunteers from the local community and delivers 24-hour radio broadcasting for the Bengali community in East London.[2]

The programmes include news, current affairs, music, literacy, health & fitness, and legal issues and citizens' rights.[1]

In June 2010, it was awarded a full radio broadcast license from Ofcom to broadcast as a community radio station on 1503 AM.[1] Since January 2011, it has been broadcasting 24/7.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Home". Betar Bangla. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Betar Bangla Radio - 1503 AM". Tower Hamlets. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Betar Bangla celebrates its 4th year of 24hr broadcasting". Bangla Mirror. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.

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Coordinates: 51°31′58″N 0°01′03″W / 51.5329°N 0.0176°W / 51.5329; -0.0176