In the 1920’s, a new mass medium appeared in the shape of radio and rapidly developed into a decisive cultural factor. As an important metropolitan centre in northern Germany, Hamburg became the seat of one of the large regional broadcasters.
On 2 May 1924, Norag, the regular broadcasting service of "Nordische Rundfunk Aktiengesellschaft [Nordic Broadcasting Company]", started. Within a few years, Norag, as an institution with its staff and diverse programme offerings, has become a key player in the literary, musical and entertainment fields as well as a decisive force in regional culture and the Low German language.
RP3 - Knowledge for the Media Society
D. Hempel (Universität Hamburg), F. Weimar (Hamburg)