The new radio station had a humble start, with only a few hours of broadcasting per day due to limited staff and funding.
As a possible candidate for the title of world’s smallest national radio station, the staff consisted of only four people in the first few years.
The building (((myndir innan og uttan))) wasn’t exactly huge either, but just big enough for a couple of offices, a small studio and a modest record collection.
The central location, however, made up for many of these limitations. Lots of people dropped in from the street, which was great for the curious journalists, who were always on the lookout for the latest news and gossip.
Neighbours at the time included the Fishermen’s Association, Tórshavn’s Labourers’ Association and several restaurants. There was also a great deal of boat traffic and fish trading on the quay. All this activity created a vibrant atmosphere which inspired the creativity of the ÚF staff.
Although ÚF’s ambitions constantly exceeded its resources, the station not only broadcast news but it also managed to produce quality radio plays, many of which have now become timeless classics. The station also formed a radio choir, which has played a crucial role in keeping the rich Faroese song tradition alive.