Welcome to Radio Sylvia

We celebrate 40 Years of Radio Sylvia

Our New Studio is Ready

As a preparation for our second special 40th anniversary broadcast (see below), Mark Andersen, Piet van der Straaten and guests present the first sounds live from our new studio. The transmission starts at 6 p.m. CET; from 6 to 8 p.m. CET we'll also be on the air on short wave 6070 kHz in the 49m band.

The Party Continues

The second live broadcast commemorating our 40th anniversary is scheduled for November. We'll announce the exact date soon.

Tune in

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

Click on the player to listen to our 192 kbit/s stream.

Radio Sylvia Player

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

Support Radio Sylvia

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.

Click on the "Donate" button and enter an amount of your choice. Thanks a lot!

What's New?

Single of the Week

The current Single of the Week is the track "Sweet Eurotrash" by the Dutch band Jaya The Cat.

Harte Zeiten

You can listen to the repetition of the "Harte Zeiten" September edition with Artschie and Tom on the next Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. CET.

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.

Alestorm - Alestorm

Fazerdaze - Misread (live)

Joel Thomas - Sunshine Funshine

As I May - Hero


Contact Data




Band Applications


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg