2001 News Story

Transmission of Hajj Radio starts today for 1421 Hajj

Transmission of the special Hajj radio station begins today on two medium wavebands, 792 khz for Makkah and the surrounding area, and 1017 khz for the area of Madinah. Programs will continue until March 25, 2001, transmitted for 20 hours a day up to February 24, and 24 hours after that. The radio station, which transmits for two months every Hajj season, presents programs prepared by government agencies including the Ministry of Information, giving news, information, and awareness of religious rituals, in eight languages: Arabic, English, French, Farsi, Hausa, Indonesian, Turkish and Urdu.