Henk Westbroek

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Henk Westbroek (2013)

Henk Westbroek (born 27 February 1952) is a Dutch radiohost, singer, songwriter and owner of a cafe named 'Stairway to Heaven' in the city of Utrecht. He was also a political activist for Leefbaar Utrecht and Leefbaar Nederland in 1998.

Music career[edit]

Henk Westbroek (1985)

Westbroek was born in Utrecht, and studied sociology at Utrecht University, completing his course in 1973. In 1978, Westbroek, together with "the other Henk" (Henk Temming), formed the band Het Goede Doel. He scored several top ten hits with Temming and Het Goede Doel became one of the most successful Dutch language bands of the 1980s. In 1991, Het Goede Doel stopped performing. They had a brief reunion in 2001 and reunited again in 2008, producing a new record, Gekkenwerk.[1]

Since 1991, Henk Westbroek has been performing solo with his band "Henk Westbroek & Consorten." As a solo artist he has met with success and his single "Zelfs je naam is mooi" spent 42 weeks in the Dutch chart Mega Top 100.

Radio career[edit]

In 1981 he started as a radio host. His first show, Denk aan Henk ("Think about Henk") on Dutch radio station 3FM, ran from 1991 to 2003. He resumed the program, renamed Denk als Henk & Friends ("Think like Henk & Friends") at Yorin FM, from August 2004 to March 2006.[2] Since 2006 he has a daily webradio show on KXRadio, an internet radio station founded by Rob Stenders.[3]

Politics[edit]

In the 1990s, he became active in Utrecht politics and was elected as a city council member for Leefbaar Utrecht, a local populist party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Nederpop draait alleen nog om snel cashen'". De Limburger. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Het Nederlandse radiodagboek van 31 maart". Radiovisie.eu. 2009-03-31. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Nieuwe deejays en nieuwe programmering KXradio". Radiovisie.eu. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ Hajema, Luuk (2001). De glazenwassers van het bestuur: lokale overheid, massamedia, burgers en communicatie. Van Gorcum. p. 319. ISBN 978-90-232-3761-7. 

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