Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (literally Greenland's Radio, usually referred to as The Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation or KNR) is the national public broadcasting corporation of Greenland, based in the country's capital city, Nuuk.
It is an independent state-owned corporation headed by a five-person board. Its activities are funded from a mixture of sources, mainly direct government funding but also on-air advertising.
KNR provides one national television station and one national radio station. The radio station operates on 650kHz mostly in the Greenlandic language (Kalaallisut) but also in Danish. The television schedule consists of a mix of locally produced programmes, news in Kalaallisut, plus the main news bulletins and some other programmes from Danmarks Radio (DR), and TV2 in Copenhagen. A second radio channel relays DR output directly but is available only in the capital, Nuuk.
Local commercial television stations can be found in several Greenlandic towns. Some stations are Nuuk TV and Sisimiut TV. Local television stations gathered in the organization STTK.
Greenland has been inhabited off and on for at least the last 4,500 years by Arctic peoples whose forebears migrated there from what is now Canada.Norsemen settled the uninhabited southern part of Greenland beginning in the 10th century, and Inuit peoples arrived in the 13th century. The Norse colonies disappeared in the late 15thcentury. In the early 18th century, Scandinavia and Greenland came back into contact with each other, and Denmark-Norway affirmed sovereignty over the island.