Norway may be a small country, but they had a significant footprint both on shortwave and mediumwave. On shortwave they had programming both in Norwegian and English. Much was aimed for all the Norwegian seamen all over the world with greetings from families and friends and with music requests. Nowdays seamen connect over the internet… NRK, also had a nice printed magazine for listeners.

Personally most memories of NRK are from mediumwave where they had a very powerful transmitter on 1314 kHz. As a young doctor on call, when I had the rare opportunity to retire to bed I used to listen to NRK 1314 kHz. Even though the room at the hospital was below ground level I had no problems with the reception.

One night the night show hosts had called the Soviet Embassy in Oslo to ask how they were going to celebrate the CIA’s 40th anniversary!