In 2003, the war weary nation of Afghanistan tuned their radios to a new station that was taking the country by storm. ARMAN FM, the first pop radio station, was pushing the envelope in a post-Taliban Afghanistan. Men and women chatted freely on air, played music from around the world, and addressed everyday issues people were confronted with, holding those in charge accountable. ARMAN FM was at the forefront of change that swept across the country.
Today, the station has set the standards in radio programming. Translated as “hope” in Dari, ARMAN FM continues to inspire, engage, connect and bring joy to millions of young Afghans everyday, 60% who are under the age of 21. From its popular breakfast show and the “Clean City” program, to the Weekly Top 10 and “Lunchtime guest” segment, ARMAN FM combines innovative programming with competitions, talk back, comedy and vox pops to maintain its market leading edge in urban centres.
ARMAN FM is available on 98.1 FM and via live streaming on the internet, an increasingly popular option for the Afghan diaspora around the world.