NPO Radio 4

NPO Radio 4 is a public-service radio channel in the Netherlands, broadcasting chiefly classical music. It is part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, NPO.

NPO Radio 4
Broadcast areaNetherlands
FrequencyFM: 87.6–101.6 MHz
DAB+: 12C
CanalDigitaal: 704 (Astra 23.5°E)
Digitenne: 104
KPN: 804
Ziggo: 804
Various frequencies on analogue cable
First air date28 December 1975
Formatmusic, culture
Former callsignsHilversum 4
Sister stationsNPO Radio 1
NPO Radio 2
NPO Radio 5
NPO Radio 2 Soul & Jazz

The channel began broadcasting on 28 December 1975 under the name Hilversum 4, changed to Radio 4 on 1 December 1985. Its first programme was produced by the Veronica broadcasting association (VOO).

The following broadcasting associations and organisations currently provide programming on NPO Radio 4: AVROTROS, BNNVARA, EO, KRO-NCRV, MAX, NTR and VPRO.

Initially, the channel broadcast only during the evenings, with a segment produced by Teleac, but it now operates around the clock, providing surround sound transmissions via the internet and satellite.

The emphasis during the day has once been all-complete works from both well- and lesser-known tracks, however the station focuses now more on short segments from better-known classical repertoire. In the evening (around 8-11pm) a live concert is broadcast, on Saturday evening a regular live record of an opera concert. Since 2015 live shows can be watched in the studio via a webcam.

On 19 August 2014 the station's name and logo were amended to include mention of its parent broadcasting organization, NPO.

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