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Norwegian radio channels

This presentation of Norwegian radio channels is based on information from NRK, the Norwegian Media Authority, Digitalradio Norge and Nkom. The overview includes DAB and FM radio channels, but not channels with online broadcasts only.

In 2021 the nationwide DAB network transmitting NRKs channels reaches nearly 100 of the population, while the commercial DAB network reaches 93 per cent of the population. The national FM network closed down in 2017, while local FM transmitters are still in use.

Similar presentations for the other Nordic countries is found at Nordicom.

Norwegian radio channels 2021

Coverage Channel Major
owner
Financing Penetration Distribution Year
established
 
Nationwide NRK P1 State Tax 100/99 DAB+ 1933  
  NRK P2 State Tax 99 DAB+ 1984  
  NRK P3 State Tax 99 DAB+ 1993  
  NRK Klassisk State Tax 99 DAB+ 1995  
  NRK Alltid Nyheter State Tax 99 DAB+ 1997  
  NRK Sápmi State Tax 99 DAB+ 1999  
  NRK mP3 State Tax 99 DAB+ 2000  
  NRK Super State Tax 99 DAB+ 2007  
  NRK Sport State Tax 99 DAB+ 2007  
  NRK Jazz State Tax 99 DAB+ 2008  
  NRK P1+ State Tax 99 DAB+ 2013  
  NRK P13 State Tax 99 DAB+ 2014  
  NRK Vær State Tax 99 DAB+ 2007  
  NRK Trafikk State Tax 99 DAB+ 2017  
  NRK Folkemusikk State Tax 99 DAB+ 2004  
  P4 Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 1993  
  P5 Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2010  
  P6 Rock Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2014  
  P7 Klem Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2011  
  P8 Pop Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2015  
  P9 Retro Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2017  
  P10 Country Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2017  
  NRJ NRJ/Nordic Entertainment Group Commercials 93 DAB+ 2010  
  Radio Norge Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2004  
  Radio Rock Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2013  
  Kiss Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2012  
  Radio Norsk Pop Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2016  
  Radio Vinyl Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2017  
  Radio Topp 40 Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2017  
  P24-7 Mix Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2018  
  BIG Hiphop & RnB Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2019  
  P24-7 Kos Bauer Media Commercials 93 DAB+ 2019  
Regional 15 regional channels State Tax 100/99 DAB+ From 1957  
Local 78/57 local channels Various - - FM/DAB+ From 1982  

Notes:

Regional channels consist of NRK's regional transmissions. The number of local radio channels is based on information from the Norwegian Media Authority. Data applies to status the previous year or the latest data available. From 2020 onwards the Media Authority operates with number of local channels instead of number of concessions. Companies can have several concessions but be broadcasting the same local radio channel in more than one area.

Coverage is measured differently for DAB and FM. DAB coverage is based on households while FM coverage is based on the area covered by FM signals.

Distribution: DAB = Digital Audio Broadcasting (digital radio). DAB+ is a further development of DAB. Radios that receive DAB+ can also receive DAB, but not conversely. Analogue = radio transmitted in the FM network.

NRK Vær is transmitted in the coastal areas from the Oslofjord to Northern Norway, in three regional versions. The channel NRK Folkemusikk is transmitted 24 hours a day as web radio and in the DAB network in NRK Super's vacant transmission time at night .