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
|NRK Alltid Nyheter||State||Tax||99||DAB+||1997|
|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|
|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|
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 .