Early Beginnings: The roots of broadcasting in Afghanistan can be traced back to the early 1920s when King Amanullah Khan initiated efforts to modernize the nation. The advent of radio technology brought with it the potential for mass communication, and by the mid-1920s, the first radio station, Kabul Radio, was established. Initially serving as a platform for royal proclamations and cultural programs, it laid the foundation for the nation’s broadcasting landscape.
Golden Age of Radio: The 1950s and 1960s marked a golden age for radio in Afghanistan. The Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) was founded in 1951, expanding the reach and impact of broadcasting. Radio programs during this era covered a wide array of topics, from news and entertainment to educational content. Afghanistan’s diverse cultural tapestry found expression through music, poetry, and storytelling, captivating audiences across the country.