|First air date||1987|
|Format||Local radio |
|Language(s)|| Swedish |
P4 (pe fyra) is a national radio channel produced by the Swedish public broadcaster Sveriges Radio. Targeted at an across-the-board audience, but with the emphasis on older listeners, it is the corporation's most popular radio channel, presenting popular music, entertainment, and sport. On weekdays most of the daytime schedule comes from 25 different regional stations, each producing programming (including local news coverage) for their own areas, while in the evenings and at weekends the channel carries national programming. Overnight (between 2.00 and 6.00) P4 and youth channel P3 present a joint programme of "music, games, and chat".
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Among the more popular programmes broadcast nationally are:
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