Sveriges Radio P1
|Broadcast area|| Sweden
|Slogan||Den talade kanalen
("The spoken channel")
|Format||News, current affairs, culture|
|Audience share||11.9% (January 2009, SIFO)|
P1 is a national radio channel produced by the Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Radio.
P1, which subtitles itself "The spoken channel" (Den talade kanalen), is the principal radio channel in Sweden for:
- community programmes
- radio drama
- the expression of opinion
- international issues
Although the channel formerly closed down for around four hours each night, it now broadcasts around the clock (a 24/7 schedule was introduced with effect from 13 January 2015). Many of the programmes on P1 are repeated at least once – at a different time of day – during each broadcast week: this is a typical feature of spoken-word channels of this type (compare BBC Radio 4 in the United Kingdom, Radio National in Australia).
The name P1 (pe ett in Swedish) was originally an abbreviation of Program 1. This is however no longer the case and the channel is now formally called P1.