BR Radio – Ten Successful Stations
Concert at the BAYERN 1 summer festival Ι Photograph: BR/Markus Konvalin

Bayern 1

Broadcasting international pop and rock music mostly from the ‘70s and ‘80s and ‘90s, regional news, entertainment and advice, BAYERN 1 reflects today’s Bavaria like no other radio station, helping to make it the most popular in the region.

Singer-songwriter Phil Vetter at a concert in Munich – presented by Bayern 2Ι Photograph: BR/Markus Konvalin

Bayern 2

Bayern 2 is our award-winning station for discriminating listeners. Its mix of in-depth news, cultural, factual and educational programming makes it one of the most successful of its kind in central Europe.


BAYERN 3 plays chart hits and hot new music by Bavarian newcomers and international superstars. Our presenters provide round-the-clock entertainment and information about everything that's going on. You can get BAYERN 3 on the radio, via the app or webstream, at or on social media.

Audience at a large BAYERN 3 festival Ι Photograph: BR/Simon Heimbuchner
Close-up of a hand with a violin Ι Photograph: BR


BR-KLASSIK is Germany’s leading radio station for the discerning classical music audience, offering the finest classical and jazz recordings. Listeners enjoy live broadcasts from concert halls and opera houses in Bayreuth, Salzburg or New York - often in multichannel surround sound - plus coverage of cultural events and interviews with artists and performers. But BR-KLASSIK is more than a radio station. It is the BR brand for the classics and jazz. BR-KLASSIK offers classical music events for television and online viewing, two outstanding orchestras, a renowned chorus and the concert series “musica viva”. It also includes a CD label.


People tune into BR24 for breaking news. It is one of Germany’s most popular news radio stations featuring 15-minute updates, on-the-ground coverage and live sports events, plus business news and reports on the latest developments in politics and culture.

BR journalists at the computer in a meeting Ι Photograph: BR
Puls presenter Christina Wolff and German rapper Credibil Ι Photograph: BR


PULS is BR's content network for a younger audience, delivering the latest in politics and pop culture. PULS is available on smartphones; it can also be accessed through digital radio and the web ( PULS showcases bands from Bavaria alongside international newcomers and major acts. In addition, PULS operates a number of YouTube channels and contributes to "funk", an online content network for younger audiences. "funk" is operated by ARD and ZDF, the two major public service broadcasters in Germany.

BR Schlager

BR Schlager plays popular German music and international hits from the last five decades. The station provides news and information on topics such as health, leisure, culture and sport throughout all of Bavaria’s regions and beyond.

Singer Bernhard Brink performing at BR's studio in Nuremberg Ι Photograph: BR/Philipp Kimmelzwinger
Bavarian folk music procession with drums Ι Photograph: BR/Max Hofstetter

BR Heimat

BR Heimat blends tradition with contemporary Bavarian lifestyle and is unique within the German radio landscape. It offers folk music and brass bands, talks with interesting guests and reports focusing on Bavaria.

Digital radio next to a bed and bedside lamp Ι Photograph: BR/Julia Müller

Additional digital stations

Aside from the stations mentioned above, BR operates BR24live with live broadcasts of political debates, cultural and sporting events; and BR Verkehr with 24/7 traffic updates.

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