Sunday, April 27, 2008

Website Review - FM stations in Nepal

The theme for this month is

"24/7 FM stations in Kathmandu, Nepal"

Hits FM 91.2 MHz

Hits FM is one of the oldest FM stations of Nepal. It is especially recognized for pioneering in music awards in Nepal with the Annual Hits FM Awards. The station is accessible 24/7 online over the Internet as well. The website has quite a busy forum too at Currently, the station is broadcasted in the capital Kathmandu only.

Kantipur FM 96.1 MHz

Kantipur FM is another very popular FM station of Nepal. The station is broadcasted to a wide range of audience all over Nepal. With its sister associates as Kantipur Publications, Kantipur Online and Kantipur TV, obviously Kantipur is a powerful brand in Nepal.

Image FM 97.9 MHz

Image FM is also one of the older FM station in Nepal. It is part of the Image Group of Companies and broadcasted to any corners of the country, along with the TV Image Channel. So Image FM has a very large audience from all over Nepal. Image FM also runs its annual music awards in Nepal.

BBC Radio Service 103 MHz

BBC Radio is a part of the BBC World Service in Nepal. Along with the normal BBC programs, BBC Radio in Nepal also features 45 minutes of Nepali programs starting from 8:45 PM NST or Nepal Standard Time (NST = GMT + 05:45). These programs include news, talk shows to drama shows which are produced here in Nepal and broadcasted from within the capital, Kathmandu.

Nepal FM 91.8 MHz

Nepal FM is the latest in the list to be broadcasted 24 hours a day.

Headlines and Music FM 97.2 MHz

Headlines and Music FM is also a relatively new FM station in Nepal. Currently as the name suggests, the FM plays just continuous music followed by brief news every hour.

Some other FM stations broadcasted in Kathmandu (that I am aware of) that are not yet 24/7 are Radio Upatyaka 87.6 MHz ("Radio Valley"), Radio Mirmire 89.4 MHz ("Radio Dawn"), FM Ujyalo 90 MHz ("FM Light"), Times FM 90.6 MHz, Capital FM 92.4 MHz, Gorkha FM 93 MHz, HBC FM 94 MHz (Himalayan Broadcasting Corporation), Metro FM 94.6 MHz, Star FM 95.2 MHz, Voice of Youth FM 96.8 MHz, Keeps FM 98.3 MHz, Radio City 98.8 MHz, Maitri FM 99.4 MHz ("Friendship FM"), Radio Nepal 100 MHz, ABC Radio FM 100.6 MHz, Classic FM 101.2 MHz, Radio Filmi FM 101.8 MHz, Radio Sagarmatha FM 102.4 MHz ("Radio Everest"), FM Paryawaran Chakra 104.2 MHz ("FM Conservation Circle"), FM Adhyatma Jyoti 104.8 MHz ("FM Meditation Light"), Good News FM Radio 105.1 MHz, CJMC F.M 106 MHZ, Radio Audio 106.3 MHz

Quite a long list there! The number of registered FM stations are still increasing in Nepal, so the list will only get longer.

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