The BBC launched a new morning radio show in Nepal August 1. The BBC Nepali 15-minute show began at 7:15 a.m. local time, broadcasting regional and international news.
From Kathmandu, the station airs on 103 FM, re-broadcasting via a nationwide network of 260 FM stations.
“The BBC has a strong audience base in Nepal, and this expansion of radio programming shows our commitment to providing these audiences with highest-quality news and information,” said BBC Nepali Editor Rabindra Mishra. “Our new morning program will help set the day’s news agenda in a vibrant, energetic and engaging style.”
The new program adds to the current schedule, which features a 30-minute evening news program from Monday to Saturday, a 15-minute Sunday news program, as well as a 45-minute Sunday program called Sajha Sawal (Common Questions), produced with BBC Media Action.
BBC Nepali also broadcasts BBC World Service programming in English.