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The words “this is Pakistan Broadcasting Service” which went on air at the midnight of August 14‚ 1947‚ marked the birth of Radio Pakistan. It was converted into Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) on December 20‚ 1972 as a statutory body governed by the Board of Directors and the Director General.
PBC Objective is to be a credible and effective medium to promote Pakistan as an enlightened and progressive Islamic country both at home and abroad. Due to its successful endeavor to inform‚ educate and entertain‚ PBC is recognized as Voice of Pakistan.

PBC’s extensive national network of AM / SW / FM stations and representatives spread across the country covers 98% of population and 80% of the total area in Pakistan.

LIST OF PBC STATIONS

 

S. No.

FM-93
Stations

FM-93.5
(Saut-ul-Quran)

Planet 94 FM

FM-101
Stations

MW/AM
Stations

NCAC
Stations

1.

Rawalpindi

Islamabad

Islamabad

Islamabad

Islamabad (585 Khz)

Islamabad

2.

Lahore

Lahore

Lahore

Lahore

Lahore (1332 Khz)

Lahore

3.

Faisalabad

Karachi

Karachi           

Faisalabad

Multan (1035 Khz)

Karachi

4.

Multan

Quetta

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Sialkot

Bahawalpur (1341 Khz)

Peshawar

5.

Mianwali

Peshawar

----      

Multan

Hyderabad (1008 Khz)

Quetta

6.

Karachi

Narowal

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Karachi

Peshawar (1170 Khz)

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7.

Hyderabad

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Hyderabad 

Quetta (1134 Khz)

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8.

Abbottabad

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Peshawar

Turbat (981 Khz)

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9.

Guwadar

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Quetta

Khuzdar (1332 Khz)

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10.

Gilgit

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Larkana

Loralai (1251 Khz)

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11.

Sakardu

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Mithi

Zhob (1449 Khz)

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12.

Muzaffarabad

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Bitshah

Sibbi (1584 Khz)

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13.

Chitral

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Khairpur

Skardu (1557 Khz)

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14.

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Kohat

Gilgit (1512 Khz)

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15.

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Bannu

Mirpur (936 Khz)

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16.

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Sargodha

D. I. Khan (711 Khz)

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17.

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Mirpur

Karachi (612 Khz)

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18.

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Bahawalpur

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19.

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20.

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FM-93 --------- 13 Stations                                           AM (Medium Wave Stations)  ----------- 17 Stations
FM-93.5 ------- 06 Stations                                           NCAC (Current Affairs Channel AM) --- 05 Stations
FM-94  --------- 03 Station                               
FM-101 -------- 18 Stations                                                                                                                             
Total FM Stations  40 Stations                                               Total AM Stations                              22 Stations
                                        
            Total FM/AM & NCAC Stations                   62

FM-101 CHANNEL FM-93 NETWORK NCAC CPU

FM-101 CHANNEL

Radio is the most effective media tool today even in the era of IT and multimedia communication. In view of the penetration, sweep, pervasiveness, accessibility, cost effectiveness and convenience, its identity can never be lost. It can be tuned anywhere during daily life i.e. while studying, driving, cooking, working in the fields and retiring in the bed. In the present technological revolution and transformation, FM broadcast has taken the world by storm. It has taken a lead by virtue of line of sight propagation of waves and smaller range resulting in good quality and reliable signal. The salient feature of FM broadcast is that it works as community radio station, broadcasting programmes in the language and dialect of a particular area in accordance with their style and taste.
Yet, benefiting from experiences gained in other countries, Pakistan broadcasting corporation introduced a musical channel on the FM band at its Karachi station in April, 1993. During the same year, similar channels started operating under the PBC management from Lahore and Islamabad as well. The immense response that it received from the audiences in the three urban centers convinced the PBC people that they had taken a step in the right direction by setting up FM channel.
FM-101 was launched simultaneously at Islamabad, Lahore & Karachi on October 1st, 1998. Youthful presenters with friendly style were engaged and the phone-in facility was made available to the listeners. The transmission hours were also increased so that the channel now remains on the air daily from 6 in the morning till 4:00 am. FM 101 is now operating its transmission daily from 18 stations at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Hyderabad, Multan Larkana, Mithi, Bitshah, Khairpur, Kohat, Bannu, Sargodha, Mirpur and Bahawalpur. At presents FM-101 channel is the biggest FM network of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation.
The programme consists of music mainly of the pop variety. Western music has also been allocated two hours every day, form 3 to 4 in the afternoon and 8 to 9 in the evening. The transmission is sprinkled with information on a variety of topics including driving tips, horoscopes, sports, weather updates, culture and civilization, health and hygiene, quiz, women and kids issues, fashion and style and even stocks and business hints. Prominent personalities of different fields of life are also invited in live shows to talk to the listeners and answer their phone calls.         FM-101 channel also broadcast Current Affairs issues as and when required.
The listeners give their feedback and have interaction which the DJs of FM 101 channel through SMS service, e-mails and letters. The transmission of FM 101 is also available on the web.
The success of any broadcast organization depends on the style presentation techniques, it has adopted. Therefore, the first and foremost demand of FM 101 from its presenters is subject knowledge, language efficiency and vocabulary with communication skills and mannerism. The presenters of the channel have been provided these skills with extensive training and guidance by experienced production team of PBC.
For information Email:[email protected]

FM-93 NETWORK OBJECTIVES

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has 13 stations of     FM-93 Network (Truly National Radio Network) at Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Muzaffarabad, Mianwali, Gilgit, Guwadar, Abbottabad, Sakardu and Chitral.


FM-93 Network of Radio Pakistan is equipped with state of the art broadcasting equipment and powerful FM Transmitters having wide area of coverage.


FM-93 is fulfilling all the requirements of the listeners with a perfect blend of Talk Shows, Discussions, Live Concerts, Sports Updates-Live, Documentaries, Eyewitness Reports, Flights Schedules, Commentary, Impressions, Stories, Train Schedules, Traffic Updates, Interviews, Features and Weather Updates.

NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS CHANNEL (NCAC)

  • In the back drop of fast changing developments at national level and emerging private media PBC launched News & Current Affairs Channel as a dedicated current affairs channel on    August 28, 2008.
  • Previously news and current affairs programmes were broadcast from its different Stations having limited duration.
  • The year 2007 witnessed many upheavals such as judicial crises, political turmoil, assassination of Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto and later holding of national elections in Feb 2008.
  • This national scenario prompted PBC to play a pro-active role in dissemination of news and information to the masses and projection of national objectives.
  • After the formation of democratically elected government it was all the more important to give wider coverage to the vision and plans of the government in its true perspective.
  • NCAC was launched by integrating five powerful medium waves transmitters in a network to ensure maximum coverage.
  • NCAC has Seventeen hours daily transmission from 7 am to 12 midnight.
  • NCAC programmes originate from Islamabad and provincial capitals.
  • Programmes originating from provincial capitals are also broadcast on the network of respective provinces.
  • Important programmes are also relayed by Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, D.I.Khan, Zhob, Loralai, Turbat, Khuzdar and Hyderabad.
  • NCAC programmes are mainly Broadcast in Urdu and English language besides regional languages.

Programmes:   Breaking News, hourly News bulletins, live coverage of important events including press conferences by government and opposition, talk shows, discussions/ interactive discussions, commentaries, interviews Live calls and on the spot coverage.
Network of NBS


Transmitter

Frequency

Islamabad

1152 Khz

Lahore

1332 Khz

Karachi

639  Khz

Quetta

1134 Khz

Peshawar

1260 Khz

                Radiating on 4091 Mhz on Satellite Asia Sat 35

 

CENTRAL PRODUCTION UNITS

  • Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has three Central Production Units at Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.
  • Production Units produce Music, Drama, Features, Documentaries, Programmes and Promos for special occasions.
  • Major task of Central Production units is to preserve recordings of historical values comprising speeches, interviews of father of the Nation, Heroes of Freedom Movement and other Prominent Personalities, Drama, Folk, Classical and Semi Classical Music and other important programmes.
  • CPU has over two million minutes recording in its archives which are being digitized.

Covergae Area Map with Transmitters

 

Controller sales & marketing

Office #:-  051-9206464
                  051-9212101

Cell #:-      0321-5325535

Email address:-  [email protected][email protected]


Islamabad

Office #:-  051-9206464
                 051-9218737

Fax #:-      051-9206826


Karachi

Office #:-  021-99231475
                 021-99232383

Fax #:-      021-99230491


Lahore

Office #:-  042-99200677
                 042-99200678

Fax #:-      042-99200677

PAKISTAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
SALES OFFICE ISLAMABAD
Constitution Avenue‚ Islamabad Ph # 051-9206464‚ 051-9218737 Fax # 051- 9206826‚
Lahore 042-99200677‚ Karachi 021-99231475
E-mail:- [email protected]  Web: - www.radio.gov.pk  

         

PBC COMMERCIAL TARIFF W.E.F. 1ST FEBRUARY, 2012

RATES OF COMMERCIAL SPOTS FOR ALL FM NETWORKS

Network

Duration of Commercial Spots

Amount (Per Station)

FM-101
FM-93
FM-94

15 Seconds

Rs. 125/-

30 Seconds

Rs. 250/-

45 Seconds

Rs. 375/-

60 Seconds

Rs. 500/-

Note: -
All durations (for spots from FM Stations) are calculated on the basis of per minute     i.e. Rs. 500/- per station.

RATES OF COMMERCIAL PROGRAMMES FOR ALL FM NETWORKS

Network

Duration of Commercial Programme

Commercial Air Time Allowed

Amount
(Per Station)

FM-101
FM-93
FM-94

15 Minutes

75 Seconds

Rs. 2,000/-

30 Minutes

150 Seconds

Rs. 3,500/-

Name of Stations

  1. FM-101: -   Islamabad / Karachi / Lahore / Peshawar / Quetta / Faisalabad / Hyderabad / Sialkot / Multan / Larkana / Mithi / Bitshah / Khairpur /                        Kohat / Bannu / Sargodha / Mirpur / Bahawalpur
  2. FM-93: -     Rawalpindi / Karachi / Lahore / Multan / Hyderabad / Faisalabad / Muzaffarabad / Mianwali / Gilgit / Guwadar / Abbottabad / Sakardu /                       Chitral.
  3. FM-94:-      Islamabad / Lahore / Karachi.

 

GST or any other Govt. levies will be charged according to prevailing rates.

RATES OF COMMERCIAL SPOTS FOR MEDIUM WAVE STATIONS AND NCAC NETWORK

 

Category-I

Category-II

Category-III

Duration

Islamabad/ Karachi/ Lahore / Peshawar

Multan/ Hyderabad/ D.I. Khan

Quetta/ Khuzdar/ Bahawalpur/ Sibbi/ Loralai/ Mirpur/ Gilgit/ Sakardu/ Turbat/ Zhob

7 Seconds

Rs. 233/-

Rs. 117/-

Rs. 58/-

15 Seconds

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 250/-

Rs. 125/-

30 Seconds

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 250/-

45 Seconds

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 750/-

Rs. 375/-

60 Seconds

Rs. 2000/-

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 500/-

Note:- 
All durations (for spots) are calculated on the basis of per minute i.e. Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1000/- & Rs. 500/- (as per rates category of I, II, III).
RATES OF COMMERCIAL PROGRAMMES FOR MEDIUM WAVE STATIONS AND NCAC NETWORK

 

 

Category-I

Category-II

Category-III

Duration

Commercial Air Time Allowed

Islamabad / Karachi / Lahore / Peshawar

Multan  Hyderabad
D.I. Khan

Quetta / Khuzdar / Bahawalpur / Sibbi / Loralai / Mirpur / Gilgit / Sakardu / Turbat / Zhob

15 Minutes

75 Seconds

Rs. 4000/-

Rs. 2000/-

Rs. 1000/-

30 Minutes

150 Seconds

Rs. 7000/-

Rs. 3500/-

Rs. 1750/-

  Rates of duration for programmes below 15 minutes & above 15 to 29 minutes will be calculated on 15 minutes basis while rates above 30 minutes will be calculated on 30 minutes basis (as per rates of category, I, II, III).

GST or any other Govt. levies will be charged according to prevailing rates.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PACKAGE FOR LOCAL BUSINESS
Shopkeepers / Retailers / Beauty Parlors / Private Schools / Educational Academies / Medical Stores / Clinics / Bakers / Hotels / Restaurants / Boutiques / Garment Shops / Departmental Stores / Stationery Shops / Foot Wears / Jewelry Shops / Electrics Goods / Computer Accessories / Internet Services Providers etc

  1. Category 1

       Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad

  1. Commercial spots upto 30 seconds
    5 times per day @ Rs. 8000/- per month (all inclusive)
  2. Commercial spots upto 30 seconds
    10 times per day @ Rs. 15000/- per month (all inclusive)
  1. Category II

          Remaining All FM Stations

  1. Commercial spots upto 30 seconds
    5 times per day @ Rs. 6000/- per month (all inclusive)
  2. Commercial spots upto 30 seconds
    10 times per day @ Rs. 10000/- per month (all inclusive)

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