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Radio Brunei marks 61 years of Broadcasting

RADIO Brunei should continue to embrace current technology to appeal to mass audiences, said Radio Television Brunei (RTB) Director Haji Muhammad Suffian bin Haji Bungsu yesterday in marking 61 years of broadcasting services at RTB.

“The medium of radio should also be consistent and sensitive to the development of the information and communications technology (ICT). The use of technology that supports the survival of radio broadcasts, especially among the younger generation, should continue to be promoted in this digital era,” he added.

Held at RTB’s Raya Hall, the event also featured a presentation of prizes to 24 winners of the Radio SMS Quiz, funded by numerous sponsors including Bahagia Distributors Sdn Bhd, represented by its Deputy Managing Director Tan Ka Wei.

Radio Brunei’s first official transmission to the public was at 7.45pm on May 2, 1957, which lasted only two hours and 45 minutes, owing to the fact that there was only one station at the time.