Gong (magazine)

Gong is a German radio and (today, primarily) television listings magazine owned and published by the German media conglomerate Funke Mediengruppe.[1]

Cover of the first issue of Gong
CategoriesTelevision listings magazine
First issue10 October 1948 (1948-10-10)
CompanyFunke Mediengruppe
Based inNuremberg

An extract from the magazine, was featured in the secondary school early 90s German textbook Zickzack, as part of a reading exercise.

History and profile

The first edition of Gong appeared in October 1948.[2] The magazine is published weekly and has its headquarters in Nuremberg.[2] It was formerly based in Munich.[3]

Since 1979, the magazine has awarded annual Goldener Gong prizes for outstanding achievement by actors, directors, writers, presenters, and producers in the German television world.


  1. "FUNKE MEDIA GROUP awards complete periodicals logistics to Logwin". Logwin Logistics. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. Western Europe 2003. Psychology Press. 30 November 2002. p. 294. ISBN 978-1-85743-152-0. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. Marjorie Miller (14 February 1995). "Focus Gives German Giant a Run for Its Readership". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
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