We are the alternative to the musical mainstream


Welcome to Radio Sylvia

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Radio Sylvia broadcasts online around the clock. Additionally we are active on short wave 6070 kHz.

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All stream information as well as the complete details concerning the reception of Radio Sylvia are given in this overview.

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The operation and maintenance costs of an internet radio station are considerable. So donations are greatly appreciated. With a donation you help to secure Radio Sylvia's future.

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What's New?

Single of the Week

The current Single of the Week is the track "My Champion" by the American band Alter Bridge. The song is taken from the album "The Last Hero", which is officially released on 7th October 2016.

The New Live "Veitstanz"

Don't forget: The next live "Veitstanz" (no. 81) will come on the air on 1st October at 7 p.m. CET, of course presented by Brewford T. Justice and Mark Andersen. Furthermore, Piet van der Straaten will bring you an interesting special with rarely heard German music.

From 7 to 9 p.m. CET our short wave listeners can also hear us in parallel on 6070 kHz in the 49m band. Reception reports are always welcome.

Of course we appreciate your e-mails and phone calls - write to or give us a call (+49 40 753 68 275).

Music Submissions

At this point we would like to thank all record labels and bands for the immense number of music submissions we receive every week. Please keep it up!

Who We Are

We can look back on a long history. Founded in 1977, Radio Sylvia was initially broadcasting as a pirate for many years on FM as well as long, medium and short wave. Since January 2009 we are legally active via the internet.

Then and now it is our objective to separate ourselves from the omnipresent musical mishmash. We present a unique mixture of Punk, Metal and Alternative - straightforward, professional and getting to the point. On Radio Sylvia we play tracks that are never or only very rarely heard on other stations.

Radio Sylvia Supports New Bands

We are always searching for new and little-known bands and artists. Please find all details on band applications here.

Below you see videos of some of the new tracks, which can be heard on Radio Sylvia.

Hands Off Gretel - Oh Shit

Dark Clouds - Lilac Dress

Franklin Zoo - It's Not Me

Dead Blonde Girlfriend - Horror Show


Contact Data



Band requests:


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg


+49 40 753 68 275

(available around the clock)