Radio (2)

From these relatively modest beginnings, the Saudi Radio Broadcasting Service emerged. In 1964 (1384 AH), the Riyadh broadcasting station and the Call of Islam station (based in the Holy City of Makkah) began transmissions.

In the discharge of its duty as the guardian of the Holy Places and its role as the center of the Islamic world, the Kingdom has employed radio to strengthen Islam within and outside Saudi Arabia. In 1973 (1393 AH), the Kingdom began short wave and high frequency broadcasting in Bembari, Bengali, English, French, Indonesian, Pharsi, Somali, Swahili, Turkestan, Turkish and Urdu.

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