Radio (1)

In 1932 (1350/51 AH), King Abdul Aziz set up his own private radio network in the Kingdom, primarily to enable him and his officials to keep themselves informed of events.

In the full sense of public broadcasting, transmissions began in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1948 (1368 AH) - from a small station in Jiddah. This was followed three years later by a station in the Holy City of Makkah. These two stations, which were on the air for no more than 14 hours a week, broadcast recitations from the Holy Qur'an, the sayings of the Prophet, news and cultural programs and some music (military marches).

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