BANGLADESH POST on 15th December 2014 issued a single first day cover stamp marking the 75th anniversary of Bangladesh Betar.
Betar or BB is the state-owned radio broadcaster of Bangladesh
established after Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan in 1971. It
was also known as Radio Bangladesh between 1975 and 1996.
transmission in the region now forming Bangladesh started in Dhaka on 16
December 1939 as part of All India Radio. Initially, the station was
located in Nazimuddin Road, old Dhaka. Its maximum transmission range
was 45 kilometre. In 1954, broadcasting started in Rajshahi. On 8
September 1960, the radio station was moved to a modern office in
Shahbag with six professional studios and renamed to Radio Pakistan.
More regional stations were opened in Sylhet in 1961, Savar in 1963,
Rangpur in 1967 and in Khulna in 1970.
The station played an
important role during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. On 26 March
1971, the broadcasting centre of Radio Pakistan was used to transmit a
declaration of independence, which was picked up by a Japanese ship in
Chittagong Harbor and retransmitted. During the war, the Pakistan Army
took over the Radio Station in Dhaka and the Bangladeshi operated
Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra (Independent Bengal Radio Station)
clandestinely. Because of heavy shelling, the station had to be
relocated several times, and ultimately moved to Calcutta on May 25,
from where it would broadcast until the end of the war. On December 6,
it was renamed Bangladesh Betar. Its current headquarters were completed
in 1983 at National Broadcasting House, Agargaon
Denomination : 20.00 TK
Stationary Value : 10.00 TK
Size : 20x10 cm
Color : Multicolor
Process of Printing : Offset
Printer : Postal Prtinting Press, Tongi, Gazipur
Designer : Anowar Hossain
Post Office Issued : Dhaka Gpo, Chittagong Gpo, Rajshahi Gpo, Khulna Gpo, + All Head Post Offices (H.O.) Sorce: Wikipedia