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 "Back Seat Of My Chevy" by the Australian singer Rhett May.

New "Veitstanz" Times

As of 3rd December, the "Veitstanz" will be on the air from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. CET (i.e. one hour earlier).

New Show

Piet van der Straaten will soon launch his new regular show "Piets Plattenkoffer". Details will follow shortly.

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

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.

Mammoth Mammoth - Sick (Of Being Sick)

NOFX - Oxy Moronic

Marianna Fasone - Inferno

Alter Bridge - My Champion


Contact Data



Band requests:


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg


+49 40 753 68 275

(available around the clock)