Return of radio 

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 06 Aug 2017, 20:22:50

Return of radio 

RADIO has staged a comeback to urban life in a big way. Until recently, the number of radio listeners was handful. But in our country as well as in some other countries, listeners of radio swelled with the advent of FM band channels that spread overnight mainly through private initiative. FM band radio stations are not just restricted to Dhaka city, they have now spread across the country. Different NGOs have their own FM band channels spreading messages of their development activities and motivating people in the countryside. People dwelling in urban areas, particularly members of the young generation, now have a lot of entertaining and educative materials. This has been possible through a dramatic change in the programme schedule and nature of presentation of FM band channels. Introduction of cell phones have also largely helped the popularity of FM band soaring to amazing heights. People of all ages are now found with ear phones stuck in their ears mainly listening to music and other programmes on FM band channels.

 Radio option in mobile phone sets has made it easier for the common people to listen to their favourite programmes on radio. Through the FM band channels, our Bangla music is getting a wider audience and it is helping our local music to prosper. I hope the private FM band radio channels will be more innovative in bringing a positive change in the art of listening.  

Mohammad Sohel Hara

Shahjadpur, Dhaka

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