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Radio Stations in Nepal

Radio Nepal

Radio Nepal was established on the 20th of Chaitra 2007 B. S. (01 April 1951). Radio Nepal airs programmes on Short Wave as well as Medium Wave frequencies. Radio Nepal transmits 15 hours everyday , which includes 2 hours of regional broadcasts 0930 hrs to 1100 hrs in the morning and 1805hrs 1830 hrs in the evening.

Radio Nepal Tansmit on following frequencies:

MW - 576 kHz, 648 kHz, 684 kHz, 792 kHz, 810 kHz & 1143 kHz
SW - 3230 kHz / 7165 kHz, 5005 kHz, FM - 103 mHz


FM Stations

Stations Name Freq Location On Air Hrs. Area Covered Type
1 Saptakoshi FM 90 Itahari 13 hrs. Sunsari, Morang, Saptari Comm
2 Koshi FM 93.4 Biratnagar 8 hrs. Morang Comm
3 Manakamana FM 92.9 Hetauda 16 hrs. Bara, Parsa, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Rautahat, Sarlahi Comm
4 Synergy FM 91.6 Bharatpur 12 hrs. Chitwan, Nawalparasi Comm
5 Radio Sagarmatha 102.4 Lalitpur 15 hrs. Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comty
6 Kantipur FM 96.1 Lalitpur 24 hrs.

Lalitpur, Kathmandu
+East (repeater)

7 K.A.T.H. 97.9 Kathmandu 24 hrs. Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comm
8 HBC FM 94 Kathmandu 20 hrs. Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comm
9 Hits FM 91.2 Kathmandu 24 hrs. Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comm
10 Metro FM 106.7 Kathmandu 11 hrs. Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comty
11 Classic FM 100 Kathmandu 18 hrs Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comm
12 Radio City 98.8 Kathmandu 18 hrs Anamnagar, Kathmandu Comm
13 Times FM 99 Lalitpur Test Lalitpur, Kathmandu Comm
14 Adhyatma Jyoti FM - Kathmandu Test Lalitpur, Kathmandu Devotional
15 Machapuchhre FM 91 Pokhara 18 hrs. Gandaki Zone Comm
16 Annapurna FM 93.4 Pokhara 18 hrs. Gandaki Zone Comm
17 Himchuli FM 92.2 Pokhara 15 hrs. Gandaki Zone Coop
18 Pokhara FM 95.8 Pokhara 16 hrs. Gandaki Zone Comm
19 Radio Madanpokhara 106.9 Palpa 6 hrs. Palpa, Syangja, Gulmi, Agrakanchi Comty
20 Radio Lumbini 96.8 Butwal 10 hrs. Rupandehi Coop
21 Swargadwari FM 102.8 Dang 4.5 hrs Dang Comty


Comm = Commercial, Comty = Community, Coop = Coperative

Aadhyatma Jyoti FM (religious programming) and Times FM (of Himalayan Times paper, commercial) are testing broadcasts in Kathmandu valley.

Radio Sagarmatha and Swargadwari FM are owned and operated by NGOs, Radio Madanpokhara by Village Development Committee, Metro FM by Municipality, and Lumbini FM and Himchuli FM by cooperatives. The other stations are owned by private companies/individuals. 

Radio Dovaan

Radio Dovaan was established on September 30, 2000, in Washington DC, USA with the sole intention to serve Nepalese communities around the world with current news, views, in-depth analysis and entertainment from Nepal.




Radio Stations Online

BBC Nepali Service

BBC Nepali Programme 1500
(updated at 15:00 GMT everyday)

BBC Nepali Programme 1700
(updated at 17:00 GMT everyday)
Radio Nepal News

Nepali News 07:00 NST
Nepali News

English News 08:00 NST
English News
Nepali News 19:00 NST
Nepali News
English News 20:00 NST
English News
Radio Nepal Informative Programmes

- 7:20 hrs NST
(Monday to Saturday)

- 19:20 hrs NST
Ghatna Ra Bichar
(Sunday to Friday)
FM Station Online

- Radio Sagarmatha 102.4

- Kantipur Diary
A 25-minute programme aired at 6:30 each morning, this show scans the headlines, opinions and editorials of different newspapers by Kantipur FM
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