Alternative radio station Kanal K: new concession for 10 years

The alternative, non-profit radio station Kanal K, based in Aarau, can continue for at least ten years. The Federal Council has granted Kanal K a new license for a local channel from 2025.

With the newly granted license, Kanal K must fulfil a performance mandate, it said. This defines Kanal K's programming mandate as a complementary, non-profit radio station. It stipulates that Kanal K must provide radio programming that differs thematically, culturally and musically from the programming of other radio broadcasters operating in the coverage area.

Broadcasts in 19 languages

The programming must be characterized in particular by local, participatory and integrative content and contribute to opinion-forming and entertainment. For providing this service, Kanal K receives a share of the proceeds from the radio and television license fee. According to the radio station, it can count on around 150 volunteer broadcasters. They produce programs in 19 different languages. Kanal K has been in existence for more than 30 years. (sda)

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