Radio is the most effective media in the country and reaches the largest audience by far. Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) is the national public service broadcaster. BBS Radio (then known as Radio NYAB) was started in November 1973 by young volunteers belonging to the National Youth Association of Bhutan. In 1986, with the commissioning of a 10 KW short-wave transmitter and a small broadcast studio, Radio NYAB was renamed as Bhutan Broadcasting Service. BBS radio broadcasts for 24 hours in four languages (Dzongkha, Sharchop, Lhotshamkha and English), on both shortwave and FM frequency as well as online.
In the last few years, five private FM Radio Stations i.e. Kuzoo FM, Radio Valley, Centennial Radio, Radio Waves and Yiga Radio were established. While the FM services and shortwave services of the BBS reach the entire country, Kuzoo FM radio services are available in 18 Dzongkhags, while remaining radio stations services are currently available only in Thimphu. These new radio services have created a platform for people to voice their concerns and are already addressing a wide range of social issues.
CENTENNIAL RADIO 101FM
Centennial Radio was launched on 21 Feb, 2008. It is an entertainment and music station that broadcasts 24 hours daily in Dzongkha and English.
Post Box No: 778
Kuzoo FM is the second biggest radio station in Bhutan that was established on 28 September 2006. It is a forum where youth can enjoy best of the music and express their views, opinions, and share their experiences. Kuzoo FM is one of the first project under the ‘People’s Project’ under His Majesty’s Secretariat which became an autonomous organization in 2008. It covers wide range of issues, news, information, entertainment and educational programs in Dzongkha and English and airs 24 hours daily.
Post Box No: 419
RADIO VALLEY 99.9FM
Radio Valley was launched on 12 April, 2007. Based in Thimphu their FM signal covers the entire capital. It is an entertainment and music station that airs 24 hours daily in Dzongkha and English. It is also online at www.radiovalley.bt
Post Box No: 1336
YIGA RADIO 94.7 FM
Yiga FM was launched on 17th December, 2013 coinciding with the celebration of 106th National Day of Bhutan. It covers entertainment and educational programs both in English and Dzongkha from 6am to 10pm daily. Based in capital, Yiga FM covers entire Thimphu.
3rd Floor, Building No.7, Olakha
Post Box No: 187
Fax: +975- 350108