Sultanate of Oman began broadcasting on a 1KW transmitter
on 30th July 1970, just one week after HM Sultan Qaboos bin
Said came to power, from a small station at Bait al Falaj
in Ruwi, near Muscat. In the following year, transmissions
began from Salalah.
In 1972, a new medium wave station was inaugurated and in
1979, the Muscat and Salalah stations were linked by satellite.
The number of Arabic transmission hours increased from four
hour per day in 1970 to round-the-clock transmission from
1 November 1998.
The transmission frequencies are 1242 kHz from the Muscat
station and 738 kHz from Salalah, while the relay station
in Haima transmits on 576 kHz medium wave. Arabic programmes
are broadcast via Radio Sultanate of Oman's own channel on
the Arabsat satellite, Egyptian Nilesat, and to Hot Bird 4
satellite as well as via the internet.
English FM programmes are broadcast 15 hours each day on
frequencies 90.4 MHz from Muscat and Salalah, and 91.3 MHz
In April 1999, the FM English language programmes began broadcasting
via Arabsat 2 satellite, located at 26 Deg East. These programmes
may be heard through receiver setting frequency 4140 MHz,
audio frequency 7.74 MHz, analogue reception system.
Radio Sultanate of Oman has a network of 32 correspondents
providing coverage in all parts of the Sultanate, as well
as 14 correspondents in the main Arab and foreign capitals
of the world. It produces more than 85% of its own programmes
and the percentage of Omanis working in the organization is