Mongolian National Public Radio 106.0

Mongolian National Public Radio (Монголын Үндэсний Олон Нийтийн Радио) is the only nationwide public service radio. In the early 30-s the Central Committee of the governing Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party discussed the establishment of ‘air news’ or the first radio in Mongolia. In February 1933 the governments of the Mongolian People’s Republic and the Soviet Union (USSR) signed a contract for developing radio broadcasting in Mongolia. The Mongolian Radio was established in 1934 and until 1990 its operations were governed by the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party. In 2005, with the adoption of the Law on Public Service Radio and Television the radio was transformed into a public service entity with new governing and organizational structures, a new broadcasting policy and financial mechanisms. Currently the Mongolian National Radio consists of four sub-entities: its first and second channels; the youth channel P3 and the news channel Khurd agency. The Mongolian National Radio has the biggest share in the audience market and it is also the most trusted radio according to nationwide opinion polls conducted by the Press Institute of Mongolia, MOMs local partner organisation. The highest governing body of the Mongolian National Radio is the Board of Governors of the Mongolian National Broadcaster (MNB). According to the Law on Public Service Television and Radio, the Governing Board consists of 15 members being appointed by Government, Parliament and President. The Board approves programming policy of the radio and proposes its annual budget to Parliament. The Board appoints the General Director. Currently, the General Director of MNB is Ms. Ts. Oyundari and the director of the Mongolian National Radio is Mr. B. Bayarsaikhan. Before becoming MNBs General Director in January 2015, Ms. Ts. Oyundari was the Secretary General of the Democratic Party (DP). The appointment was directly influenced by the Democratic Party which was in power at the time. The director of the Mongolian National Radio, Mr. Ts. Bayarsaikhan is a literature analyst who has been working for the National radio for many years. He does not have political affiliations. MNB Radio and Television programmes are supported by the state through an annual subsidy which was MNT 3, 9 billion (US$2, 2 million) in 2015. In addition each household in Ulaanbaatar pays 1.100 MNT (50 US cents) per month and rural households pay 600 -800 MNT per month.With regard to programming policy, the Mongolian National Radio, in line with the law on Public Service Radio and Television, has to serve public interests by providing pluralistic programs that cover the needs and interests of various groups in society. The National Radio offers a wide variety of programs and the range of programs is incomparable to commercial radio content.

Key facts

Audience Share

MD not measurable

Ownership Type

public

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

paid

Active Transparency

company/channel informs proactively and comprehensively about its ownership, data is constantly updated and easily verifiable

4 ♥

Media Companies / Groups

Group: Mongolian National Broadcaster 

Ownership

Ownership Structure

100

Media Companies / Groups
Facts

General Information

Founding Year

1934

Founder

State. 2005 Law on Public Service Television and Radio.

Affiliated Interests Founder

According to the Law on Public Service Television and Radio, the Governing Board consists of 15 members being appointed by Government, Parliament and President. The Board approves programming policy of the radio and proposes its annual budget to Parliament.

Ceo

Currently, the General Director of MNB is Ms. Ts. Oyundari and the director of the Mongolian National Radio is Mr. B. Bayarsaikhan. The highest governing body of the Mongolian National Radio is the Board of Governors of the Mongolian National Broadcaster

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Before becoming MNBs General Director in January 2015, Ms. Ts. Oyundari was the Secretary General of the Democratic Party (DP). The appointment was directly influenced by the Democratic Party which was in power at the time.
The director of the Mongolian National Radio, Mr. Ts. Bayarsaikhan is a literature analyst who has been working for the National radio for many years. He does not have political affiliations.

Editor-In-Chief

B. Bayarsaikhan, Director of Radio T. Batzorig, General Producer Heads of departments: B. Soninchimeg, Ts. Bavuudorj, Ts. Sosorburam Z. Densmaa P. Nyamlhagva B. Batbold д B. Lhagvasuren

Other Important People

Government, Parliament and President: they appoint the Governing Board. The Board approves programming policy of the radio and proposes its annual budget to Parliament.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Government and Parliament naturally consist of political party members.

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

Advertising revenue: 10,548,656,100.00 MNT

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

Missing Data

Advertising (in % of total funding)

Private advertising revenue: 6,499,710,300.00 MNT. Public advertising revenue: 4,048,945,800.00 MNT

Market Share

Missing Data

Further Information

Meta Data

MNB has submitted the MOM questionnaire. In addition, information was collected from MNB’s website which is publicly available.

Sources Media Profile

Mongolian Media Today 2016, Press Institute of Mongolia Document ID-1; http://www.mnb.mn/s/4?type_slug=i ; MOM questionnaire;

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