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” or “Better Bangla” is a Houston based Bengali radio program, serving Sugarland, Pearland, Spring, Missouri City and areas around  Houston. It is the ONLY Bengali Radio of Greater Houston, and in fact Texas.

Better Bangla is broadcast on 1050 AM on every Saturday at 11.00 am
(at India: IST 10:30 pm on Saturdays).

The program can be heard online at www.betterbanglaus.com or click here.
For iphones/android phones, please download the free app: Tunein Radio and search for KCHN-AM1050.

We provide you with Bengali music, recitations, talk shows, discussions, short-plays, news, current affairs, interviews, and much more. We plan to involve the local talents from the community in near future into our radio program.
Guest Comments

Hello Gopa and Rajib, We really enjoy your program at Better Bangla on every Saturday. It is a very lovely and lively radio program to us. Both of you are fantastic and very friendly. I believe your program is getting popularity and will continue to do so in near future. My heartfelt congratulations to both of you for your genuine effort and interest in making this program a great success.
- Mohammad Jamaluddin (Jamal), November 09, 2014

 

Appreciate your (Rajib) and Gopadi’s dedication, love and work for this radio…really enjoying ! bangla Radio is a good weekend nostalgia for all of us. Hope in future you will keep bringing more and more new ideas and quality programs involving Bengali music and movies..Thanks a ton - Srabani Roy Akilla, Sugarland TX

 

I listen to Better Bangla every Saturday without fail, and enjoy the variety of entertainment. Thank you for keeping the show going. Piyali Mukherjee, Kolkata

 

Better Bangla on Saturday morning is a MUST for me. The variety of songs, plays, poetry presented by you is splendid. I also enjoy your quizzes. Pradip Chakravarty, Pearland TX

 

I listen to Better Bangla on a regular basis, and if I miss the live program I always check out the recording on youtube. I liked the last two weeks programs on 'Basanta' very much. I also like the format and presentation of your program. I would request you to increase the timings of your program if possible. - Sujoy Roy, New Delhi, India / 29 Mar 2014

 

Better Bangla has been able to reach out to the Bengali Community well, with its short but imaginative program on every Saturday. Thank you and best wishes. – Abhijeet (Samaddar), Sugar Land, TX / 23 Nov 2013

 

I and my family enjoy your radio program on Saturdays. Its a good thing for my 10 yrs old kid to keep in touch with his mother tongue. Keep up the good work. - Sambaran Banerjee, Plano, TX, 25 Sep 2013

 

Aami onusthaan sunechhi, ebong khub anondo peyechhi... Aapnara bhari sundor bhabe present korechhen...aantorik dhonyobaad janai.. prarthona kori aapnader ei prochesta/onusthan aaro dik-e dik-e choriye poduk.. - Pandit Suman Ghosh, Houston, Aug 10, 2013

 

Onusthan ta poribeshan korar jonnyo khubi dhonnobad. Khub bhalo hoyechhe gan, dhnadha, ebong Rabindra Nath Tagore bornona, khubi sundor hoyechhe. Rajib r bornona je “ Rabindra Nath koto bochhor agey amader mane Bangalider bhobisyot bhebe likhechhilen, khubi bhalo hoyechhe. Abar Radio te dekha hobe ebong chesta korbo bhobisyoter Sponsorship r. Kalpana & Gouranga Mukhopadhyay / Houston, July 6, 2013

 

Hi Better Bangla, Thank you so much for your kind gesture! I enjoy your program, listen and do sometime participate! You are doing excellent show. pk das / Houston, July 8, 2013

 

apnader sanchalonar moddhye j antorikota achhe, setai sobaike akristto kore.......:)/ Somerita Mallik, Kolkata, 30 Oct 2012

 

Your program is great. I listen to it all the time – Mim Khan / Houston / 23 June 2012

 

tomader page ta khub enjoy korchhi, with good films and music....great:)))) - Paroma Banerji / Kolkata / 20 ay 2012

 

Thanks for a wonderful show on every Saturday. -Abul Waris Rahman / Houston / May 19, 2012

 

I have been listening to your program on youtube for the last few weeks. Sitting so far away from home, you have kept the culture and language alive - and it is a tremendous job. Please keep on the good work. My best wishes for the Radio Better Bangla crew. Salil Roy /Dhanbad, India / May 17, 2012

 

I love listening to the Bengali songs, specially chutir deen - the old adhunik and movie songs and Rabindra sangeet !! Best of wishes to you both for this wonderful world you share with all Bengalis.... Swarupa Mukherjee / Chicago / 16 Apr 2012

 

We really enjoyed listening to this radio today. Thank you for airing these nice programs. All the best wishes to Bangla Radio. - Haque Md Ehteshamul (Polash) / Houston, Texas / March 17, 2012

 

We enjoyed listening Betarbangla programs. Best wishes to you and Rajib and other Co-hosts. - Gauranga and Kalpana Mookerjee / Mon, Jan 23, 2012

 

I just wanted to congratulate you two for putting up a great show every week. My this mail has a special reference to the quiz questions. I agree with Gopa that the questions do help to enhance my knowledge. A special congratulation and thank you to Rajib for doing a good job with the quiz. Keep it up. / Monica / Toronto / Dec 19, 2011

 

Keep it up. Better Bangla rocks! / Ashish Rakhit / Houston/ Nov 26, 2011

 

I am a regular listener of your program every Saturday. I like your program very much. Better Bangla reminds me of home. I would like to hear some more of the funny short plays. I also want to congratulate you for keeping your program a pure bangla program. Best wishes.- Aparna Roy, Clear Lake, TX / Mon, Oct 17, 2011

 

I listen to your programme regularly from Asansol, West Bengal. It is a great effort by probashi Bengali community. Please keep up the good work. – Sumana Ghosh / 29 Sep 2011 / India

 

I love your program, though I do not speak Bengali, but I love the music you all play. Also, I am learning Bengali by listening to you every Saturday morning. Fazar/August 14, 2011/ Houston

 

My day does not start before hearing Better Bangla on Saturdays. Request Reema / August 13, 2011/ Houston

 

Just wanted to thank you for playing my song last week. The interview with the touring cyclist was good too. Also, Just wanted to thank you for playing my song last week. The interview with the touring cyclist was good too. Love listening to your program. Love the variety. Keep it up. All the best! - Monica / July 30, 2011 / Toronto

 

It was really a pleasure to listen to Better Bangla. There is nothing like a cup of chaa and Bangla radio on a Saturday morning even in Houston. Please keep up you good work and best wishes.- Reema / July 2, 2011/ Houston.

 

It is a pleasure to let you know that your radio station is doing a fabulous job in reaching to the Bengali community. Your presentation and content definitely deserve a big congratulation. We look forward to your enjoyable program every Saturday morning at 10:00. Thanks. Mila and Sujit Sen Gupta / June 30, 2011 / Houston.

 

It is very nice to have a pure Bangla Radio Station in our city of Houston. Every w/end Satday 10am, I tune to 1480 AM to listen to varity of Bangla songs, and your world history, geography ques/ans. also very intersting. Overall I like your better bangla program very much. Please, keep on doing the good work./Sincerely, Dilip Hajra/ 29 June 2011

 

Better bangla ke janai oshonkhya dhanyobad ekta shundor onushtaner jonno. apnader onushtan shunte shunte ki kore je ek ghanta kete jaye bojhai jaye na. apnader ganer nirbachan ekebare oshadharan. asha kori apnader radio aaro boro hoye uthuk. namaskar. - Sanjoy / 17 June 2011

 

The comedy play on your radio on 28th was hilarious. I had heard this play some 20 years back, while it was equally hilarious, it brought back sweet memories of my original country. Thank you. - Pradip Chakravarty, / Sun, May 29, 2011

 

Fresh, crispy Bengali news addition very much appreciated and the change of program time. Keep it up Better Bangla. / Debasish Chandra / 26 May 2011

 

You are doing a great job. Better Bangla has become a part of our family on Saturday mornings. The selection of songs from all genres is nice and the occasional plays are much appreciated. Please keep up the quality of the program you have today.
- Habib, Dallas / Sat, Apr 30, 2011

 

I loved your program this Saturday morning. I hope to hear you guys more often and for longer time. Thank you. - Sabera Chowdry / Sat, Apr 23 2011

 

I really enjoy listening to Bengali songs on "Better Bangla" radio. It covers not only songs but also a wide range of Bengali programs like "Natok", "Recitations", "News" and many more. Please keep it up. - Samar / Fri, Apr 22 2011

 

Very nice program in bengali. it is great to hear a bengali program in houston, as we do not have any such program. please keep up the good job. - Swapan Nandy / Sun, Apr 3 2011

We understand the pleasure of hearing your own language on the radio on a Saturday morning, and listen to Bengali songs, drama, recitations, and news from home, which you have left behind years ago but still carry the fond remembrance. We are trying to bring back to you those memories, as well as the present day scenario back at home, as it has evolved over the years.

The rich culture of Bengal, be it present day West Bengal or Bangladesh, has so much to offer, we are sure that we will soon graduate from a local radio station to a platform of cultural activities.

We are not just some songs and light talk, but we consider broadcasting as serious business. We let others take care of the unfocussed and ordinary things. We select our material to be broadcast after careful consideration, and make sure that what you get to listen on a Saturday morning will leave a lingering sense of pleasure and satisfaction throughout the weekend, and you will look forward for our program the following Saturday.
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