The name of the corporation has evolved over time as follows:
- From 1925 to 1959: Den Danske Statsradiofoni
- From 1959 to 1996: Danmarks Radio
- Since 1996: DR
By 1959 Danmarks Radio was operating two radio channels, Program 1 and Program 2, and one television channel. The headquarters were located at Radiohuset, Copenhagen that also housed the concert hall Radiohusets Koncertsal. In 1960 the first regionally produced radio programs saw the day with a weekly 30 minutes news brief on Program 2: Radio Fyn (Odense), Radio Syd (Aabenraa), Bornholms Radio (Rønne), Regionalen (Næstved), Nordjyllands Radio (Aalborg), and Østjyllands Radio (Aarhus). Københavns Radio (Copenhagen) was added in 1962, and on 1 January 1963 a third channel Musikradioen (from 1966 simply Program 3) was inaugurated, with a focus on music programs for the younger generation. Late January the same year, the first Ugens Top 20, the 20 most popular songs of the week, was broadcasted, hosted by 16 years old college student Jørgen Mylius. In 1964 the "DR" logo of Danmarks Radio was introduced; this logo remained unchanged until 1996. 1964 was also the year were Danmarks Radio Big Band was established. The first daily news program TV-Avisen was broadcasted on 15 October 1965 from Radiohuset. The same year TV-Byen was inaugurated; from 1970 it became the headquarters of the television division. Starting 1968, television programs in color became common and from 1 October 1969 radio programs were broadcast in stereo on a regular basis. Radio Midt & Vest (based in Holstebro) saw the light in 1974 and Kanal 94 (Vejle) in 1980. By 1984 Danmarks Radio still had monopoly on nationwide television; this year the highest number of simultaneous viewers ever are registered: 3.6 million people watch an re-run of the popular TV-series Matador. The monopoly lasts until 1988 and the opening of TV 2 Danmark. Sometimes in 1996, Danmarks Radio officially changed name to DR.
Submission guidelines: Please use this entry for recording credits that took place between 1959 and 1996 and production credits (label, record company, copyright holder) from the same period. For recording and production credits from 1996 and later please consider DR. To determine the appropriate entity, please note that the unique logo of Danmarks Radio is distinct from the three logos over time of DR.
Also use this entry as generic recording location for the period 1959-1996. For exact studio locations, please refer to:
- Radiohuset, Copenhagen (1941-2007) or it's concert hall Radiohusets Koncertsal (1945-2008).
- TV-Byen (1965-2007).
- Regional sites Nordjyllands Radio, Radio Midt & Vest, Østjyllands Radio, Radio Syd, Københavns Radio and Kanal 94.
- Mobile trucks Danmarks Radios Musikbus 1, Danmarks Radios Musikbus 2 and Danmarks Radios Musikbus 3.
- For publishing credits please consider Danmarks Radios Forlag.