Radio Botswana established a newsroom in the early 1970's and the number news bulletins were increased from one to four a day. Today, bulletins are available every hour.
The station is made up of two sections, namely Culture and Entertainment (programmes), and News and Current Affairs. The News and Current Affairs programmes such as Around-the-World-Today, Masa-a-asele/Morning Show, and Tatediso-ya-Dikgang/Newsreel. Newsreel and the Morning Show are mainly composed of local current affairs issues. Around-the-World-Today, on the other hand, features international current affairs.
The Culture and Entertainment Section of RB 1 is responsible for the general programmes and features cultural themes, music and drama. Most of the programmes are designed to educate the public, especially about government programmes, but also to entertain.