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
The channel is transmitted continuously from 5.29 each day (5.55 on Saturdays and Sundays) until around 1.30 the following morning. Many programmes 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).
Originally P1 was an abbreviation of Program 1, or Programme 1 in English. This is however no longer the case and the channel is formally called P1.