Welcome to Radio Sylvia

1977 - 2017: 40 Years of Radio Sylvia

Second Special 40th Anniversary Broadcast

On 16th December from 6 p.m. to midnight CET we will repeat our second special 40th anniversary broadcast, which was aired live on 2nd December.

6th January 2018: Radio Sylvia Live

Our next great live event "Sonnabend of Death" will come on the air on 6th January 2018 at 6 p.m. CET - you can find all details of the shows here. And don't forget: music requests are welcome. Please send your e-mails to

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Our promise: No "Last Christmas" by Wham on Radio Sylvia. This also applies to "Driving Home For Christmas" by Chris Rea and other Christmas cruelties played to death on the mainstream media.

Instead we bring you the somewhat different Christmas songs by Bad Religion, Rote Rosen, Toy Dolls, Girlschool etc.

Tune in

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

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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 "Way To Know" by the American band DownTown Mystic.

Harte Zeiten

The "Harte Zeiten" December edition with Artschie and Tom will be repeated on the next Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. CET - Metal at its best!

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.

Hooligan - (Justa Nother) Teenage Rebel

Flash Forward - Kickstart

Alex Lahey - I Haven't Been Taking Care Of Myself

Unguided - The Heartbleed Bug


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Band Applications


Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg