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NPO Radio 4 is a public-service radio channel in the Netherlands, broadcasting chiefly classical music. It is part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, NPO.

NPO Radio 4
NPO Radio 4 logo 2014.svg
Broadcast area Netherlands
Frequency FM: 87.6–101.6 MHz
DAB+: 12C
CanalDigitaal: 704 (Astra 23.5°E)
Digitenne: 104
KPN: 804
Ziggo: 804
Various frequencies on analogue cable
First air date 1975
Format music, culture
Former callsigns Hilversum 4
Owner NPO
Sister stations NPO Radio 1
NPO Radio 2
NPO 3FM
NPO Radio 5
NPO Soul & Jazz
FunX
Webcast Radioplayer
Livestream
Webstream
Webcam
Website www.radio4.nl

The channel began broadcasting on 28 December 1975 under the name Hilversum 4, changed to Radio 4 on 1 December 1985. Its first programme was produced by the Veronica broadcasting association (VOO).

The following broadcasting associations and organisations currently provide programming on NPO Radio 4: AVROTROS, BNNVARA, EO, KRO-NCRV, MAX, NTR and VPRO.

Initially, the channel broadcast only during the evenings but it now operates around the clock, providing surround sound transmissions via the internet and satellite.

The emphasis during the day has once been all-complete works from both well- and lesser-known tracks, however the station focuses now more on short segments from better-known classical repertoire. In the evening (around 8-11pm) a live concert is broadcast, on Saturday evening a regular live record of an opera concert. Since 2015 live shows can be watched in the studio via a webcam.

On 19 August 2014 the station's name and logo were amended to include mention of its parent broadcasting organization, NPO.

Former Radio 4 logo used until 2012

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