Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa

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Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa
radio and television
OwnerThe Government of Greenland
Key people
Karl-Henrik Simonsen,
Director General
Launch date
1958 (founded)
1982 (television)
Official website
Watch KNR1 online
Watch KNR2 online

Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (KNR) (literally Greenland's Radio), officially rendered into English as Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation is the national public broadcasting corporation of Greenland, based in the country's capital city, Nuuk.

It is an independent state-owned corporation headed by a five-person board. Its activities are funded from a mixture of sources, mainly direct government funding but also on-air advertising.

KNR former Headquarters in Nuuk
Former KNR station in Ilulissat

In 2012–13 all elements of KNR Radio and TV relocated to a new building in Nuuk.


KNR offers two channels nationwide, KNR1 and KNR2. They are available via digital terrestrial television (DVB-T), and digital cable television (DVB-C). Both channels are also streamed online via YouTube.

KNR1 is the primary channel and the programming is mainly in the Greenlandic language (Kalaallisut). KNR2 is used only when broadcasting live from specific events.

In 2006, KNR TV installed a complete digital SD-SDI production and editing facility with the infrastructure to provide for the local production of talkshows, news and remote broadcasts.

Prior to January 2013, KNR1 also featured programming from Danish television networks DR and TV 2 but when several of DR's channels were made free-to-air in Greenland, KNR decided to focus on original Greenlandic programming.[1]


The KNR radio station operates nationwide. It's available on FM, AM and online.

It's mainly in the Greenlandic language (Kalaallisut) but also in Danish.

In Nuuk KNR directly relays DR P1 as a separate FM channel.


  1. ^ Nielsen, Stig Hartvig. "Grønland: Mere grønlandsk tv på KNR". TVnyt.com. Retrieved 5 April 2017.

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