Welcome to Radio Sylvia

We celebrate 40 Years of Radio Sylvia

On 8th July (almost exactly 40 years after Radio Sylvia's launch) we will celebrate our 40th anniversary with a big live broadcast. Artschie, Dom van Hool, Mark Andersen and Piet van der Straaten will take you on a musical journey through the last four decades. Furthermore, we will look back on the most important events of Radio Sylvia's history. The party will start at 6 p.m. CET and will run open-end. From 6 to 8 p.m. CET you can hear us on short wave 6070 kHz as well.

So tune in and celebrate with us! During the live broadcast you can reach us in the studio via our e-mail address

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 "Never Going Back" by the American band Hot Water Music.

Stream Changes

We have updated our stream offer. Radio Sylvia now transmits on one MP3 stream (192 kbit/s) and two aacPlus streams (96 kbit/s and 24 kbit/s). Here is the new stream overview with the Radio Sylvia Player for every stream.

New Photos

In our gallery you can find new photos.

Harte Zeiten

The June edition of the "Harte Zeiten" show with Artschie and Tom will be repeated on the next Fridays from 8 to 10.30 p.m. CET.

New Sound Processing

We have upgraded our equipment and now utilise the legendary Orban Optimod sound processing on all streams.

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.

Amplified Hate - Ihr seid nicht das Volk

A Shoreline Dream - The Heart Never Recovered

Siamese - Ablaze

Spider Hotel Club - How Can You Stop


Contact Data




Band Applications


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg