Radio 5 is an NPO public-service radio network in the Netherlands. On weekdays between 7.00 and 18.00 it aims to broadcast an accessible mix of easy listening music, short interviews, and listener participation (games, etc.), together with brief news summaries and other public information items, to a target audience of listeners aged 55+. On weekday evenings the network carries specialized factual and discussion programmes concerned with the life of the spirit, education, opinion and debate. At weekends the emphasis is on philosophy and religion, poetry and readings, as well as special programming for first-generation immigrants.
Radio 5 was launched in 1983 under the name of Hilversum 5. In 1985 the network changed its name to Radio 5, This was altered yet again on 1 April 2001 when Radio 5 became Radio 747 to reflect the change of frequency from 1008 kHz to 747 kHz. Finally, on 4 September 2006 the name was changed back to Radio 5.