Radio Nepal was established on 2 April 1951. Initially, the transmission covered duration of 4 hours and 30 minutes through a 250 Watt SW transmitter. Over the years, Radio Nepal has strengthened its institutional capacity considerably and diversified itself in terms of programme format, technical efficiency and coverage. Radio Nepal airs programmes on Medium Wave and FM frequencies. Regular broadcasts cover duration of 24 hours everyday which includes 3 hours of provience broadcasts from 15:00 hrs. to 18:00 hrs.