English | دری

Afghan radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary

in Afghan Business

Afghan radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary

Arman fmAfghanistan’s first private radio station Arman FM celebrates its 10th anniversary this week.

Established in 2003, Arman FM revolutionized media in Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the most popular radio stations and has continued to dominate Kabul’s airwaves. It broadcasts 24 hours and is also live on the internet.

It provides a direct juxtaposition to the censorship and dogma of the Taliban years. Its entertainment focus resonated with its audiences’ love of music and enthusiasm for change.

The station’s programs are relaxed, using informal language and are hosted equally by men and women whose programs are inclusive of the two major languages, Dari and Pashto. A format that was radical when it was launched, its style is now replicated across competitive and government stations alike.

Its entertainment-focused programming is an indicator of global youth trends, featuring local, regional and international music. Chat is also part of the mix, as are news and current affairs.

The radio station is owned by Moby Group who also owns Tolo TV, the highly acclaimed TV channel in Afghanistan.

“Arman was a revolution in Afghanistan’s media. We launched the modern format of the media in Afghanistan. Before, only one radio station was broadcasting with a different format in the country. We changed the face of the media in terms of broadcasting news, entertainment, and interviews in Afghanistan,” said Masoud Sanjar, head of Moby Group’s broadcasting.

Related Articles

Minister of Economy named secretary to the High Economic Council

According to a statement from the presidential palace, Minister of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal was appointed as secretary to the

UAE opens a key pipeline bypassing Strait of Hormuz oil route

The United Arab Emirates has opened a 370km pipeline which bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, carrying oil from UAE’s western

Afghan Ministry of Commerce on the hunt for identifying the importers of poor quality products

The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries has launched a survey of Kabul markets aimed at identifying the importers of

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*