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 "Overeasy (She's Always)" by the British singer Jackson Legg.

Sonnabend of Death

Unfortunately we also have to cancel the "Sonnabend of Death" in March - sorry for that.

As an alternative, on 4th March we will air a new edition of the show "Blackout" with Mark Andersen from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET, which will also run on short wave 6070 kHz. The programme will be repeated on 18th March from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET (without short wave).

If all goes well, the "Sonnabend of Death" will be back in May.

Harte Zeiten

As our "Studio North" is not operational at the moment, Artschie and Tom are not able to produce a new "Harte Zeiten" show. So in February we repeat the January edition.

Your Donations

Thank you very much to all donators for the generous support of the station!

Who We Are

Radio Sylvia is run by a dedicated team of long-time radio and music enthusiasts and can look back on an eventful history. After its foundation in July 1977, the station was on the air as a pirate for many years on FM as well as long, medium and short wave. In January 2009 we returned and are now broadcasting legally from our studios in Hamburg via internet and short wave.

Our aim has always been (and still is today) to provide a musical alternative to the omnipresent musical mishmash. We focus on music beyond the mainstream and 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.

Adversity - Living Now

Sixty Miles Ahead - Every Time I Try

Xandria - We Are Murderers (We All)

Joe's Broken Car - Part In Me


Contact Data



Band requests:


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg


+49 40 753 68 275

(available around the clock)