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NRK Sápmi (previously NRK Sámi Radio) is a unit of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) that streams news and other programs in the Sami language for broadcast to the Sami people of Norway via radio, television, and internet. Regular radio news programs in Sami began in 1946, presented from Tromsø by the teacher Kathrine Johnsen (1917–2002), remembered today as "Sami Radio's Mother".[1]

NRK Sápmi's Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino) office
NRK Sápmi's Snåsa office

In 1976, NRK Sámi Radio moved to Kárášjohka (Karasjok), and in 1984 to its current headquarters (also in Kárášjohka). NRK Sápmi has about 17 journalists based in Deatnu (Tana), Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino), Olmmaivaggi in Gáivuotna, Tromsø, Skånland, Tysfjord, Snåsa, and Oslo. Approximately 60 people are employed at the unit's headquarters.

NRK Sápmi broadcasts on FM radio in Finnmark County and in Oslo. The channel is also available nationwide on DAB.[2]

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  1. ^ Kathrine Johnsen in the Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ "About NRK Sápmi". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. NRK. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2017-01-31. NRK Sápmi broadcasts 246 hours of TV, 1754 of FM-radio, and 6545 hours on digital radio (DAB)/inline radio per year (2012).

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Coordinates: 69°28′30″N 25°30′51″E / 69.4749°N 25.5142°E / 69.4749; 25.5142