a state-owned radio broadcasting station of Bangladesh. Its headquarters are in AgargaonSher e Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh Betar established during the War of Liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Then it was known as Shwadin Bangla Betar Kendra, after the independence of Bangladesh it was named as Bangladesh Betar. But in 1975 after the coup d'état the rebels renamed it as Radio Bangladesh and so it continued up to 1996. Bangladesh Awami League came into power in 1996. They returned it to its original name Bangladesh Betar.
As of 2015, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission was in the process of assigning FM broadcasting spectrum to the remaining three private organizations licensed by the Ministry of Information for FM broadcasting:
The Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, considers community radio a special area for intervention. BNNRC has been promoting advocacy to the government in relation to community radio with other organizations since its emergence in 2000. As a result, the Ministry of Information of the People's Republic of Bangladesh announced the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2008. Under this policy, the Ministry of Information approved 16 community radio stations for the first time in Bangladeshi history. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009. Community radio stations are a strong step in empowering rural people.
Initially, the government approved 16 community groups:
COAST Trust,Chorfasson, Bhola Island (Bhola District)