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What Radio Stations to Listen to in Vienna, Austria

A good way to practice your German is to listen to the local radio stations. Your ear will get used to the Austrian - more specifically the Viennese - accent while listening to the DJs talking. At the same time you will find out what's hip in the country,at the moment. You can learn what people are talking about, what listeners are interested in and how things roll in Austria. The radio is a popular platform for picking up things about a country's culture, history and traditions.

We put together a list of local and national radio channels that you should check out. They are available for online listening, as well, and many hotels have tv screens in the guests' rooms where not only television channels are tuned in but also the country's main radio stations.

FM4 Radio

This is Austria's indie music haven on the air. Slightly similar to BBC 6 Music in regards to the type of music they broadcast. They have live concerts, as well, and English speaking news throughout the day. It is a national radio station operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster).
Frequency in Vienna: FM 91,0 and FM 103,8
Web: https://fm4.orf.at/

Ö3 Hitradio

It is a national radio station operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster) broadcasting contemporary hits, pop music, chart hits.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 99,9
Web: https://oe3.orf.at/

Radio Wien

It is the regional radio for Vienna operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster). They play pop and rock, oldies and new songs.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 89,9 and FM 95,3
Web: https://wien.orf.at/radio

Österreich 1 / OE1 / ORF Ö1

It is a national radio channel operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster). They feature a lot of information and culture programs.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 92,0 and FM 87,8
Web: https://oe1.orf.at/

KRONEHIT

This is a commercial music radio station. They offer several channels online for different musical genres (latino, fresh hits, best of, love songs, electric, UK-charts, US-charts, dance, German hip hop, 90s, hip hop, R'n'B, club music).
Frequency in Vienna: FM 105,8
Web: https://www.kronehit.at/

Radio Arabella

This is another commercial music radio station. It has regional and music genre channels available online (Wien, Niederösterreich, Oberösterreich, Austropop, Relax, Holiday, Ti Amo, Love Songs, Rock, 80s, 90s, Folk-Schlager, Viennese).
Frequency in Vienna: FM 92,9
Web: https://www.arabella.at/

Radio Niederösterreich / Radio NÖ / ORF NÖ

It is a regional radio for Lower Austria operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster). They play contemporary music, hits, pop, chart music.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 91,5 und FM 97,9
Web: https://noe.orf.at/radio/

Radio Energy Wien - NRJ

This is another commercial music radio station. They have regional versions and channels for various music genres (R'n'B, Hits, Pop, Lounge, Rock, Dance, Acoustic Hits, Latino, Love, Urban, Fitness, Mastermix).
Frequency in Vienna: FM 104,2
Web: https://energy.at/wien

Radio 88,6

This is another commercial music radio station available in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland. The musical focus is on pop-rock, offering 4 various channels online for rock, classic rock, soft rock and new rock.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 88,6 and FM 91,6
Web: https://www.radio886.at/

Superfly.fm

This is a commercial music radio station. Their musical selection is focused on black music coming from a wide selection that includes genres like soul, jazz, funk, hip hop, dance, house, electro and drum and bass. The radio station defines itself as an urban lifestyle station.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 98,3
Web: https://superfly.fm/

Radio Burgenland

It is a regional radio for Burgenland, the eastern region of Austria, and it is operated by the ORF (the Austrian national public service broadcaster). They broadcast oldies, Schlager, classics, cultural and info programs. It is targeted towards an older audience.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 94,7
Web: https://burgenland.orf.at/radio/

Lounge FM Austria

This is a commercial music radio playing mostly chillout, house and ambient music. They are based in Vienna and the radio station is available in several cities throughout Austria.
Frequency in Vienna: FM 102,1
Web: https://www.lounge.fm/austria/