BBC Bangla will broadcast a series of special programmes, starting Sunday 6 July, to mark the recent launch of six new BBC FM frequencies across Bangladesh including BBC 105.4 FM in Chittagong.
The special season will launch with a debate entitled Chittagong: Apnar Shohor, Apnar Proshno (Chittagong: Your City, Your Question) on BBC Bangla radio on Sunday 6 July.
It will also broadcast on Channel i television on Monday 7 July and will be followed by three days of radio programming exploring all aspects of life in Bangladesh’s second largest city.
Audiences will be able to listen online at bbcbengali.com.Sabir Mustafa, Editor of BBC Bangla, will host Chittagong: Your City, Your Question in the presence of an invited audience.
“The expansion of the BBC’s FM broadcasts in Bangladesh is a major step in serving our audiences better. The special season of programming from Chittagong will not only remind audiences to tune into BBC 105.4 FM in the city but will also help us to build closer ties with the residents of this historic and vibrant port ,” Sabir Mustafa, Editor of BBC Bangla said.
BBC Bangla broadcasts news and current affairs, sports, science, and cultural features to the Bengali-speaking community worldwide and is regarded as a reference point for accuracy and impartiality.
It has 16.8 million listeners in Bangladesh and over 2.4 million listeners in India with bureaus in Dhaka, Kolkata and New Delhi.
Millions of Bangla-speakers across the world can also access BBC Bangla programmes in audio at bbcbengali.com. The six new FM frequencies in Bangladesh are: 101.2 FM in Comilla; 102 FM in Khulna; 105.4 FM in Chittagong; 105 FM in Rajashahi; 105.4 FM in Rangpur and 105 FM in Sylhet. They complement the existing BBC 100 FM currently broadcasting in Dhaka.