Monday, October 11, 2010

Bangladesh monitoring news


4750, Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka, 1320-1500* UTC. Sep 30 and Oct 01. With the absence of RRI Makassar, I am again hearing them dominating a very weak CNR1 underneath, reciting from the Qur’an and somewhat better than CNR1, but they both took turns fading up and down against each other, subcontinent music, sounded right to be in Bengali, brief ID and off. After 1500 only one station heard here (CNR1). Enjoyable to finally be able to hear them again, as I last heard them in Dec 2009. (Howard)

Bangladesh Betar entered into a broadcasting agreement with NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) at Bangladesh Betar headquarters in the city recently. Director General of Bangladesh Betar AKM Shamim Chowdhury and NHK director general Makato Harada signed the agreement on behalf of respective sides, a press release said Sep 27. As per the agreement, NHK will provide technical support to Bangladesh Betar to broadcast programs through the FM band from its regional centers in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Comilla. Bangladesh Betar will be able to earn $71,175 per year in this regard, the press release said. NHK will also provide training facilities to Bangladesh Betar officials with a view to improving the quality of program. Bangladesh and Japan will jointly produce radio programs according to the agreement. (Chakroborty, in HCDX)
(DX Window 412 via Anker Petersen)