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The next "Radiorandale" will come on the air on 1st June at 6 p.m. CET with the following programme schedule:

  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. CET: "Blackout" with Mark Andersen
  • 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. CET: New Music
  • 9 p.m. - 10 p.m. CET: Music from Germany
  • 10 p.m. - Midnight CET: "Pluggin' Baby Radio Show" with Emma Scott

We'll transmit online as well as on shortwave 6070 and 3955 kHz; for further details see our schedule. By the way: In case you miss the broadcast, you can hear it once again on 15th June from 6 p.m. to midnight CET - then without shortwave.

Harte Zeiten

Due to time constraints, there is no "Harte Zeiten" show in May. The next new programme is scheduled for 14th June.

Your Donations

At this point we would like to thank all listeners who have sent donations to us. Thank you very much for your continuing support!


Our Primary Stream

Our Primary Stream

This is our MP3-coded primary stream with a bit rate of 192 kbit/s. In addition, we offer a 128 kbit/s MP3 stream and - for mobile use - an aacPlus stream with 64 kbit/s.

You can see further stream details on the "Listen Live" page.

Our Streaming Servers

Our streaming servers are located in two data centres in Finland and Germany that run on renewable energy:

Green Web Foundation

This website displays the current operating state of the servers.

Mixcloud Live

Mixcloud Live

Radio Sylvia can also be heard live via the Mixcloud platform. Here is the link.



On every 1st Saturday of the month Radio Sylvia broadcasts in parallel on shortwave 6070 and 3955 kHz. All details can be found here.


(Our complete schedule can be found here.)

Pluggin' Baby Radio Show

Pluggin' Baby Radio Show

  • Presenter: Emma Scott
  • Broadcast times:
    • on Tuesdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CET (online)
    • on the 1st Saturday of the month in the "Radiorandale" from 10 p.m. to midnight CET (online and on shortwave 6070 kHz)
    • on the 3rd Saturday of the month in the "Radiorandale" repetition from 10 p.m. to midnight CET (online)

Hard, Heavy & Hair Show

Hard, Heavy & Hair Show

  • Presenter: Pariah Burke
  • Broadcast times: on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CET
  • This week's motto: "ABBAtoire"

The Best of Irish Indie

The Best of Irish Indie

  • Presenter: pMad
  • Broadcast times: on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. CET

Harte Zeiten

Harte Zeiten

  • Presenters: Artschie and Tom
  • Broadcast times: on Fridays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. CET (new on every 2nd Friday of the month; repetitions inbetween)
  • Current Playlist: Harte Zeiten 81

+++ NO SHOW IN MAY +++



  • Presenter: Mark Andersen
  • Broadcast times:
    • on the 1st Saturday of the month in the "Radiorandale" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET (online and on shortwave 6070 and 3955 kHz)
    • on the 3rd Saturday of the month in the "Radiorandale" repetition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET (online)



  • Presenter: Garry Lee
  • Broadcast times: on Sundays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. CET


Around 7

The current Single of the Week is the track "Will To Survive" by the Scottish band Around 7.


Online Radio Box

Are you looking for the name of a track you heard on Radio Sylvia? No problem! Here you can see what we've played the last seven days.



The operational 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!


We are getting lots of submissions and enquiries from bands and artists, who would like to be played on Radio Sylvia. We listen to your music and add it to our playlist if we like it and it matches our format. But due to time constraints, we cannot reply to every enquiry. Thanks for your understanding!


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 shortwave. In January 2009 we returned and are now broadcasting legally from our studios in Hamburg via internet and shortwave.

Our aim has always been (and still is today) to provide a musical alternative to the omnipresent musical mishmash. Details about our music format can be found here.