FM4 / Osterreichischer Rundfunk
FM4 is an Austrian national radio station, operated by the ORF. Its main target is the youth audience, and much of the music output is characterised by an alternative rock and electronic music slant. The programming of FM4 is also notable for its high level of spoken word content, much of which is produced in the English language. Morning programmes, including the current affairs-based Reality Check and Update, are broadcast in English while afternoon shows Connected and Homebase are German-speaking. News in French is also transmitted twice a day. FM4 was launched on January 16, 1995 and initially shared its frequencies with English-language ORF radio station Blue Danube Radio, created principally for the United Nations community at UNO City in Vienna. From its launch in 1995 until January 31, 2000 FM4 was only on-air during evenings and night times from 7pm-6am. Since February 1 2000 FM4 has broadcast its programmes 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, incorporating some of the English programmes previously found on Blue Danube Radio.