Radio 538


Radio 538

Infobox Radio station
name = Radio 538


city =
area = The Netherlands
branding =
slogan = Radio = 538
Eén station, alle hits ("One station, all the hits)
frequency = between 102.0 and 102.9 FM (and in Limburg on 891 kHz midwave)
repeater =
airdate = December 11, 1992
share = 11,2 %
share as of = March/April 2008
share source = [http://www.radio.nl/2003/home/links_en_info/002.informatie/001.cijfers/001.luistercijfers/default.asp?IntArticleID=131786&int_currentpage=1]
format =
power =
erp =
haat =
class =
facility_id =
coordinates =
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns =
affiliations =
owner = RTL Nederland
licensee =
sister_stations =
webcast = [http://www.garnierstreamingmedia.com/asx/radio538.asp]
website = [http://www.radio538.nl/ www.radio538.nl]

Radio 538 (pronounce radio vijf-drie-acht) is a commercial radio station in The Netherlands aimed at young people. It has a broad format including Top 40, dance, R & B and recent hits. As of April 2004, it is the most popular radio station in The Netherlands with an average market share of about 12%.

History

Radio 538 was founded in 1992 by a group of former employees of Radio Veronica, led by Lex Harding. Broadcasts started on December 11 1992 from a villa in Bussum. The name Radio 538 is derived from the wavelength at which Veronica broadcasted in the seventies (538 meters).

From the start in 1992 till 1995, Radio 538 only broadcast via cable. A request to broadcast in the ether was denied at that time. After a media campaign during which 320,000 signatures were collected, Radio 538 got its ether frequency in 1995, consisting of various regional frequencies. In 2003, Radio 538 was given a new nationwide frequency, 102 FM. However, Radio 538 had to pay € 57 million to gain the new frequencies, which it can operate until 2011.

In 1995 Lex Harding started the TV station TMF (The Music Factory) after which Erik de Zwart became the new president of Radio 538. At the end of 2002 Erik de Zwart left to go to competitor Noordzee FM. Jan-Willem Brüggenwirth became the new president. In December 2003 Radio 538 was sold to Advent International. Lex Harding kept 10% of the shares. In May 2005 Radio 538 was sold in its entirety to John de Mol's company Talpa. In June 2007 the Talpa holding was sold to RTL Nederland.

pinoffs

In 1999 Radio 538 started the hip-hop and R&B program Juize, which developed into the radio station Juize.FM on 18th July 2004. Currently, the station has 16,000 listeners per day, making it one of the five most popular radio stations on internet. Since 1 July 2005, Juize FM is broadcast in most of the Netherlands by cable and has also started running shows with presenters.

DJ's (2006)

* Barry Paf
* Dennis Ruyer
* Dennis Verheugd
* Edwin Evers
* Erik Werner
* Frank Dane
* Froukje de Both
* Jens Timmermans
* Jeroen Nieuwenhuize
* Lindo Duvall
* Niek van der Bruggen
* Niels Hoogland
* Rick van Velthuysen
* Tim Klijn
* DJ Tiësto

Former DJ's

* Arlo van Sluis
* Anita Doth
* Bart van Leeuwen
* Colin Banks
* Corné Klijn
* DJ Jean
* Erik de Zwart
* Edith den Doosch
* Fabienne
* Ferry Maat
* Gordon
* Jeroen van Inkel
* Jurjen Gofers
* Kees Schilperoort
* Martijn Kolkman
* Menno de Boer
* Michael Pilarczyk
* Mirella Simoncini (Green Report)
* Ruud de Wild
* Sylvana Simons
* Timo Kamst
* Will Luikinga
* Wessel van Diepen
* Wouter van der Goes

Current Schedule

Taken from the Dutch Wikipedia Radio 538 page.

(As of 24 December 2007)

ee also

* List of radio stations in the Netherlands

External links

* [http://www.radio538.nl/ Radio 538 web site]
* [http://www.radio538.nl/538/radio538/info/ Radio 538 Info Page]
* [http://www.radio538fanclub.nl/ Radio 538 Fanclub]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Radio 538 — Allgemeine Informationen Empfang Antenne (analog/digital), Kabel, UMTS, Internet Sendegebiet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Radio 10Gold — Radio 10 Gold ist ein niederländischer Radiosender, der sich auf internationale Musik Hits spezialisiert hat (hauptsächlich von den 60er bis zu den 90er Jahren). Neben Musik und Moderation gibt es auch Werbung, Jingles, ein Gewinnspiel (Kraak de… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Radio 10 Gold — ist ein niederländischer Radiosender, der sich auf internationale Musik Hits spezialisiert hat (hauptsächlich von den 1960er bis zu den 1990er Jahren). Neben Musik und Moderation gibt es auch Werbung, Jingles, ein Gewinnspiel (Kraak de Kluis) und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Radio —    During the 1930s and 1940s, radio increasingly became a chief source of news and entertainment. Already well established in the 1920s, radio had two national networks, the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and Columbia Broadcasting… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Radio North Sea International — Radio Nordsee International (RNI) also known as Radio North Sea International in English and Radio Noordzee International in Dutch, was a European offshore pirate radio station, run by the Swiss firm Mebo Telecommunications, jointly owned by… …   Wikipedia

  • Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty — Radio Free Europe Pour les articles homonymes, voir RFL et RL. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) est une radio et un groupe de communication privés financés par le Congrès des États Unis. L organisation existe en Europe et au Moyen Orient …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Radio Liberty — Radio Free Europe Pour les articles homonymes, voir RFL et RL. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) est une radio et un groupe de communication privés financés par le Congrès des États Unis. L organisation existe en Europe et au Moyen Orient …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Radio Verónica — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Este artículo se refiere a la histórica radio holandesa, no a la estación que actualmente opera con el mismo nombre en Atenas, Grecia. Ver http://www.veronica.gr Radio Verónica fue una emisora pirata que inició sus… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Radio Veronica — This article refers to a historical Dutch radio station, not the current oldies station with the same name. Radio Veronica was a pirate radio station that began broadcasting in 1960, and has the distinction of having broadcast from offshore for… …   Wikipedia

  • Radio Free Europe — Pour les articles homonymes, voir RFL et RL. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) est une radio et un groupe de communication privés financés par le Congrès des États Unis. L organisation existe en Europe et au Moyen Orient. Elle diffuse 1037 …   Wikipédia en Français


We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.