Studio Brussel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
VRT Studio Brussel logo.png
Broadcast area
Slogan Life is Music !
Format Alternative
Language(s) Dutch
Callsign meaning Studio Brussels
Owner VRT
Sister stations Radio 1
Radio 2
Klara
MNM
Website studiobrussel.be

Studio Brussel (Studio Brussels) (often shortened StuBru) is a Dutch-speaking radio station in Belgium, owned by the VRT. The music played is considered more alternative than the other big radio stations, and is aimed mainly at a youth audience. The channel is an initiative of the Flemish Government and is financed principally by taxes.

History[edit]

Studio Brussel started on 1 April 1983 as a regional Brussels radio station of the then-BRT. It began as a regional radio station broadcasting only during rush hour. Gradually, broadcasting times were expanded and Studio Brussel could be heard throughout all of Flanders. The first two presenters were Paul De Wyngaert and Jan Hautekiet. The radio station plays mostly alternative and more heavy music, mostly rock, but also metal, hiphop, house and techno.

At the end of 2002, Studio Brussel got a new look. The logo with the "wild" characters was replaced by a red ellipse with the name Studio Brussel in it.

On 24 April 2006, Wim Oosterlinck left Studio Brussel for Qmusic. Peter Van de Veire left Studio Brussel for the new radio station MNM in 2008.

Since 2007, Jan Van Biesen is the net manager of Studio Brussel. He was preceded by Isabelle Baele (2005–2007), Mark Coenen (2002–2005), Jan Hautekiet (1998–2002) and Jan Schoukens (1983–1998).

Studio Brussel has a market share of 9.8% in Flanders. It is also the most popular foreign radio station in the Netherlands.

Timeless 100[edit]

Every year, there is a chart called the Tijdloze 100 (timeless 100), with 100 timeless tracks. It consists of 100 'timeless tracks'. In 2003, 2004 and 2005 the Belgian band Gorki was at the first place with "Mia". In 2006 until 2012, Nirvana was at number 1 with "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Thereafter, Led Zeppelin (Stairway to heaven), and Pearl Jam (Black) took the top-position.

Frequencies[edit]

FM[edit]

Region Frequency
Flag of Leuven.svg Leuven 88.0 MHz
GentVlag.gif Ghent 94.5 MHz
Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant 100.6 MHz
Antwerp (province) Antwerp, North Brabant North Brabant (NL) 100.9 MHz
Limburg (Belgium) Limburg 101.4 MHz
West Flanders West Flanders, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Nord-Pas-de-Calais (F) 102.1 MHz
East Flanders East Flanders 102.1 MHz

DAB[edit]

Region Frequency
Flanders Flanders VRT Channel 12A (223,936 MHz)

DVB-T[edit]

Region Frequency
Antwerp (province) Antwerp Channel 25 (506 MHz)
Flemish Brabant Flemish Brabant Channel 22 (482 MHz)
Limburg (Belgium) Limburg Channel 25 (506 MHz)
West Flanders West Flanders Channel 22 (482 MHz)
East Flanders East Flanders Channel 22 (482 MHz)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]