Sameradion is the Sámi languages radio department of Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR). Sameradion provides news, current affairs, cultural, sports, entertainment, and children’s programming for Sámi across Sweden.

Sameradion
  • Giron, Sweden
Broadcast area Sápmi
 Sweden
Programming
Language(s)Northern Sámi
Southern Sámi
Lule Sámi
Swedish
FormatNews, talk, music, entertainment, and sports
Ownership
OwnerSveriges Radio
Links
WebsiteSameradion

Broadcast operationsEdit

Sameradion broadcasts weekdays and Sundays on FM and DAB via Sveriges Radio P2, along with short twice-weekly broadcasts on P4 Jämtland and around the clock online via SR Sápmi. SR Sápmi also carries Sámi music, youth radio, sports, and public events.[1] The channel broadcasts primarily in Northern Sámi, but also broadcasts regularly in Lule and Southern Sámi.

Ole Isak Mienna oversees Sameradion.

As part of SR, Sameradion and its sister television channel SVT Sápmi work with reporters and bureaus across Sweden, but it also shares reporting and programming with NRK Sápmi and Yle Sami Radio, the Sámi-focused public services in Norway and Finland respectively.[2] The station is based in Giron, Sweden, with bureaus in Arvidsjaur, Luleju, Umeå, and Stockholm, Sweden, as well as Guovdageaidnu and Kárášjohka, Norway.[1]

HistoryEdit

Sameradion traces its roots to the 1950s, when SR began broadcasting programming targeting Sámi listeners, albeit in Swedish. In 1960, SR launched "Sámi Ságat," a Swedish-language program for Sámi hosted by Nils Hövenmark [sv]. In 1965, Sameradion began broadcasting regularly in Sámi languages.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sameradion och SVT Sápmi för Samefolket" [Sameradion and SVT Sápmi for Sámi People] (in Swedish). 30 April 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ Alia, Valerie (2010). The New Media Nation: Indigenous Peoples and Global Communication. New York City, New York: Berghahn Books. pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-1-84545-420-3. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ "A way of gathering and reaching out". Samer. Retrieved 14 May 2020.