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DR P3 Logo 2015.png
Broadcast area Denmark
Format Contemporary hit radio, news, entertainment, speech, showbiz
Language(s) Danish
Operator DR
Owner DR

HTTP progressive Streams

HLS Streams

Website www.dr.dk/p3

DR P3 (referred to in Denmark simply as P3) is a Danish radio station operated by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. It is broadcast on FM radio, DAB, and Internet radio.

P3 specializes in popular music from both established and upcoming artists, with popular entertainment shows and hourly three-minute news bulletins. The network also covers major sporting events.

It commenced broadcasting on 1 January 1963 as Musikradioen in response to the popularity of the offshore pirate radio station Radio Mercur, which had been outlawed by the Danish parliament in June 1962.[1] In April 1966 the station became Danmarks Radio Program 3 and to Danmarks Radio P3 in 1971.[2]

On 1 October 2017 P3 became available on DAB+ radio when a nationwide switch-over took place.[3]


  1. ^ Yoder, Andrew (2002). Pirate Radio Stations: Tuning in to Underground Broadcasts in the Air and Online. McGraw Hill Professional. ISBN 9780071375634. 
  2. ^ "Dansk radio historie". Dansk radio. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Overgangen til DAB+ udsat til 1. oktober 2017". Danske Medier. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2017.