Welcome to Radio Sylvia

Radio Sylvia mourns Brewford T. Justice

We are mourning our long-time friend and Radio Sylvia co-founder Brewford T. Justice.

Thank you for everything, Brewford. Rest in peace!

1977 - 2017: 40 Years of Radio Sylvia

Second Special 40th Anniversary Broadcast

The second live broadcast commemorating our 40th anniversary is scheduled for 2nd December. Details will follow....

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

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What's New?

Single of the Week

The current Single of the Week is the track "Do I Still Miss You?" by the Spanish band Upside Down.

Harte Zeiten

The October edition of the show "Harte Zeiten" with Artschie and Tom will be repeated on the next Fridays from 8 to 10 p.m. CET.

Live Show from 7th October

On 21st October we will broadcast a recording of our live show from 7th October. The transmission will start at 6.30 p.m. CET. Enjoy!

Sonnabend of Death

Our big live show "Sonnabend of Death", which we were only able to broadcast once at the beginning of this year, will return on 4th November at 6 p.m. CET. You can find the anticipated programme schedule here.

Sylvia Retro

We have a new programme for you on Radio Sylvia: On every Wednesday from 8 to 10 p.m. CET we present "Sylvia Retro", a two-hour journey into the past with nonstop music from times gone by.

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.


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Radio Sylvia

P.O. Box 90 23 49

D-21057 Hamburg