|Founded||16 February 2009|
|Slogan||De Omroep van Wij Nederland|
WNL is a broadcasting association which produces radio and television programmes within the framework of the Dutch public broadcasting system NPO. It was founded on 16 February 2009 as a right-wing conservative counterweight to a perceived leftist bias in Dutch public broadcasting, and its first programme was transmitted on 6 September 2010.Both WNL and PowNed have links to the media company Telegraaf Media Groep.
Public broadcasting includes radio, television and other electronic media outlets whose primary mission is public service. In much of the world, funding comes from the government, especially via annual fees charged on receivers. In the United States, public broadcasters may receive some funding from both federal and state sources, but generally most financial support comes from underwriting by foundations and businesses ranging from small shops to corporations, along with audience contributions via pledge drives. The great majority are operated as private not-for-profit corporations.
PowNed is a Dutch broadcaster, which transmits radio and television programmes on the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. Each weekday evening it airs a satirical news show called PowNews on Nederland 3, in which politicians and other public and non-public figures are confronted with provocative questions, and often ridiculed.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is a large Belgian media company with activities in the Netherlands, with brands like De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW; regional newspapers like Haarlems Dagblad and Noordhollands Dagblad; digital brands such as GeenStijl and Dumpert, and the national radio station Classic FM. In addition, TMG owns dozens of other brands that focus on local news, entertainment and e-commerce. Via Keesing Media Group, the company publishes international puzzle magazines and digital puzzles.
The name was originally an abbreviation of Wakker Nederland ("Netherlands Awake"), but the association now officially refers to itself as simply WNL – although it says that this may be taken to represent Wij Nederland ("We, Netherlands").
On television, WNL presents the breakfast-time show Goedemorgen Nederland ("Good Morning, Netherlands") on NPO 1 each weekday morning between 7.10 and 9.00 (with breaks for news bulletins from the NOS at 7.30, 8.00, and 8.30). Other WNL programmes on Nederland 1 include WNL op Zondag (a Sunday morning chat-show dealing with politics, business, media, and culture) and Allemaal Familie, a documentary series looking at the people behind a number of family firms. For Nederland 2, WNL produces WNL Opiniemakers, in which invited guests discuss the week's news, and Haagse Lobby reporting on the interactions between politicians and lobbyists.
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WNL also produces radio versions of WNL Opiniemakers and Haagse Lobby, as well as WNL op Zaterdag, a 2-hour long Saturday afternoon talk programme with the same brief as the similarly named television show. These programmes are all broadcast on the news, sport, and current affairs channel NPO Radio 1. Additionally, WNL broadcasts for 10 hours a week on the largely classic-hits-based NPO Radio 2.
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